Alien Teachers! by Danica Cornell

Hey everyone, here’s my latest guest post, featured on SHIRLEY SLAUGHTER’S Blog. It’s about what Science Fiction’s Alien Characters might be trying to teach all of us. My sincere thanks to Shirley for featuring me on her blog. Please do take a moment to stop by and check out Shirley’s wonderful site.


I want everybody to welcome my wonderful friend Danica Cornell. I love her like a sister so please pay attention and leave your comments. Give her your undivided attention because she really has something to tell you.


Before I begin, I’d like to thank my dear friend, Shirley Slaughter, for inviting me to appear as a guest on her blog. Shirley and I met several months ago through Rave Reviews Book Club, and I can honestly say she’s one of the kindest and most supportive author-friends I’ve come across to date. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s a talented writer! Many thanks, Shirley. I’m truly honored to be here today.


For those of you who don’t know me, I’m both a writer and long-time fan of science fiction—not just because of its sexy, futuristic technologies, but also because of its exploration into the really hard questions, like, why are…

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2 thoughts on “Alien Teachers! by Danica Cornell

  1. A very interesting angle Donna….offering plenty of food for thought. Hollywood has always chosen to portray aliens as solely bad guys or good guys in different periods of time so that makes sense. For example, Spielberg used to be Hollywood’s favorite back in the 80s because he used to portray them only as good, whereas Carpenter had been somewhat exiled at the time cos he portrayed them as bad. Of course, we’ve had the lot since then, X-Files, plus Spielberg bringing us the bad varieties as well, lol. Stil, it’s worth thinking about it and why they shift from good to bad and back to good from time to time 🙂

    • Hi Fros, it’s so lovely to see you here; thank you for your comments! In my opinion, there’s neither a right way nor a wrong way to portray aliens. From my perspective, when peeling back the onion, each of these characters has had something valuable to say about humankind. Hollywood’s good and bad E.T.’s may come and go, but ultimately I see them ALL as Alien Teachers. And by the way, I think the X-Files was a fabulous show! xoxo 🙂

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