Nowhere is sci-fi's what-if potential explored to as good an effect as in so-called 'feminist sci-fi'.Here are two examples of the genre.
"But what if they're wrong?" his mother asked.
But what if we buried the supplies under the wagons and then burned the wagons?
But what if you don't like it?
The magnitude of that what-if scenario was downright scary.
So what if he shaves off the mustache?
So what if he failed at taking out a target?
"Well, what if our roles were reversed?" she started with thoughtfulness.
The mating laws from the time-before-time were absolute, but what if Darkyn and Gabriel made their own private deal to return the human Gabriel loved and abandon past-Death to the hands of the Dark One?
And what if he attacked her as Sasha did, and she had no Lankha to heal her?
You said I will get out of here; what if I don't accept this?
So what if it wasn't any good.
I don't know… what if I got out somehow?
I know I can't do anything to plead your case, but what if Samantha spoke to them and told them what happened here.
I heard the Immortal underworld is an awful place. What if Death decides to keep you or Rhyn drops you in Hell forever?
"Rhyn, what if this is the only time we ever have together?"
But, Rhyn, what if you can't save me?
Kris, what if I said you could have anything in the world from me? A favor. A wish granted.
Dammit, Rhyn, I'm serious. What if you bring down both worlds just by forcing us all to come here?
I set things right. So what if I broke a Code or two to right things?
And what if the doctor still insisted it was impossible?
She had inherited violet eyes from her mother, but what if the baby had blue eyes like Dad?
But like you said, what if you don't know it?
So what if I use what I am to get what I want from her?
Okay. What if I can't?
He was freakin' huge; what if he came after her?
Worse, what if he discarded her before she was able to get the gem?
True it is that the rejection of all the cospecies is a long process, but what if therein their simultaneous or subsequent determination is helped forward ?
To this Mr Reitz replied: " Well, what if it is so?"
And what if deer blood doesn't nourish us?
I don't knowâ€¦ what if I got out somehow?
Of courseâ€¦ and what if your pack isn't exactly thrilled that you have taken up with a vampire?
"It's what I made out of his nonsense. Death can't bring a mortal back from the dead â€“ it would break every Immortal Code there is. I may be wrong, but what if â€¦" Kris didn't hear Kiki's words. Instead he mulled over the notion that Death had sought out Rhyn. Their eldest brother, Andre, had spoken long ago about talking to Death on several occasions. Whatever passed between them, Andre had never trusted the deity. Their father as well had been a distant acquaintance to the elusive deity.
But what if the newly affluent in Asia do aspire to just as many car and plane trips?
Worse still, what if your chosen vendor gets acquired, goes broke, or changes product strategy?
And so what if the ESPN license has gone bye-bye.
And what if it were all centralized, whether fuelled by gas, coal or nuclear?
There were people on the jetty, but what if they realized it was getting choppy, and went back to the beach?
And what if you find yourself getting overly concerned about your weight and preoccupied with food?
Even less reassuringly, Dr. Adams theorizes: ' What if it had just been eating dog excrement?
The shop wants to carry out a repair - What if they are still faulty?
forceful enough to get a response, but what if it isnt?
V Make me thy lyre, even as the forest is: What if my leaves are falling like its own?
But what if these overlooked masterpieces were playing at your local picture house, in pristine prints with beguiling new advertising?
writing candidate numerals into empty cells can be time-consuming and the what-if approach can be confusing.
numerals into empty cells can be time-consuming and the what-if approach can be confusing.
But what if you're not poached by an employer offering a decent relocation bonus?
reschedulet Light allows rapid scheduling and rescheduling when requirements change; including " what-if " planning with multi-level " undo " facility.
Q: What if the mediated settlement is unfair or unjust?
So what if the new songs are a bit slicker than their earlier output?
There hasn't been one for GM crops, so risk assessment has to consider speculative " what if?
MULDER: What if she managed to establish an uplink, Scully?
However, what if the system is no longer deemed viable, or has become politically corrupt?
Also What if you have a mirrored wardrobe in you bedroom?
What if the basic unit was a couple, a relationship, and what if that relationship had an identity?
Or what if Knower #2 died without teaching another?
Pushing this to its logical extreme: What if everything you did was digitally remembered?
So how about this instead: What if I can show you a future where everyone on the planet will live in good health as long as it is possible for their body to live?
But what if that energy cost fell to zero?
But what if a machine did everything people really don't want to do?
But what if dogs didn't exist and your only experience with them was watching Scooby-Doo?
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
But what if manufactured food was tastier?
I know it sounds all futuristic and expensive now, but what if this technology falls to just a few dollars per acre?
But what if everyone in the nation, rich and poor, were to be mailed a $2,000 food card annually, redeemable at the grocery store for any of several hundred nutritious foods?
Or what if I were to allow--would it not be a singular allowance?--that our furniture should be more complex than the Arab's, in proportion as we are morally and intellectually his superiors!
Let the thunder rumble; what if it threaten ruin to farmers' crops?
Fastreact Light allows rapid scheduling and rescheduling when requirements change; including " what-if " planning with multi-level " undo " facility.
There has n't been one for GM crops, so risk assessment has to consider speculative what if?
And what if you need an answer by Tuesday and you 're still twiddling thumbs on the Saturday?
My comment... So what if Bush threw them under the bus when truth about yellowcake uranium from Africa came out.
If you have family and/or friends that are willing to babysit, then you may not have a problem, but what if you don't have any idea where to find someone that you can trust to keep your child?
But what if you don't know what herbs and spices are good to use for different meals?
For example, what if you want to send your mother flowers on Mother's Day, but you live in New York and she lives in New Mexico?
Chase offers the debt management help as a courtesy to customers; but, what if you are not comfortable with getting help from the very creditor to which you owe money?
But what if you're the odd man out among your friends and no one else really has the burning passion to preserve undeveloped land like you do?
This works well for short videos that don't take much space, but what if you want to store longer videos that last from 25 to 30 minutes or more?
But if I don't, what if he spreads my deepest darkest secrets around school?
So what if you are a high school student with no intention of entering a scientific career path?
Get prepared for problems - this can be preparedness for relapses and even just the day to day issues like what if everyone at work smokes.
So what if you want something so unique, it must be made?
You might think that shopping for these tees is easy, considering that team colors and perhaps font might be your only initial consideration, but what if your child decides that they like bowling shirts for everyday wear?
LoveToKnow (LTK): Sailing with kids is a great family vacation option, but what if you are cruising with children of varying ages?
Of course, you can pick out your favorite name ahead of time, but what if it just doesn't suit her?
Your dog could also be hit by insects flying by, which may not sound like much,but what if it is an insect that stings?
So what if you tower over other employees?
When Phyllis walked away from her career as a journalist to create fun fashions for plus size teens and young women, she decided to call her new business So What If which became the popular sowhatif.com website.
The premise is, "So What If I wear a size 18, 24 or 36?"
So what if Wii Sports came bundled with the Nintendo Wii?
Playing a PC game as a stand-alone is fun, but what if you want more?
But, what if you don't have multiple PCs?
But what if you have no one to play with?
Or what if you don't like playing with the same old people over and over again?
Many consumers have come to accept this fact with devices like the BlackBerry, but what if Apple were to release a smaller version of the iPhone?
So what if you want to learn how to swing dance competitively?
If you're already dating someone, the answer is easy...but what if you're not?
This said, what if you don't have the luxury of walking to your destination?
Although a $10.00 hem job sounds inexpensive, what if you buy at least one pair of slacks a month?
Okay, you've seen what's out there, but what if you're still confused about which top is best for you?
Now that's a nice deal for a plain cotton towel, but what if you want something a bit fancier?
Now, what if you don't need padding up top, but your bottom is the area you want to maximize?
A laptop isn't a bad size to carry around, but what if your host doesn't have wireless Internet or Internet altogether?
But what if you're not even sure what HTML stands for?
Then, what if you leave high school without one?
That is fine, but what if your partner wants a house in suburbia?
Maybe you're right, but what if you're wrong.
You may be thinking, what if he gets unconfused or his girlfriend is not pregnant or she is pregnant but not with my husband's child.
It can lead to a whirlwind of knots, questions and self-doubt, until you're so mired down in it that you become certain they can't be attracted to you, but you can't help but wonder: what if they are?
So what if your ring isn't an heirloom and your state doesn't legally require you to return it?
And what if the cards indicate that a certain event may never happen?
Invasion of the Body Snatchers highlights the worst fears of horror movie enthusiasts: what if aliens took over the bodies of everyday people to capture humans?
So what if you really want to wear your white shoes in the middle of October, or you can't wait to break them out, so you slip them on in February on a particularly warm day?
After a long day at work, you do have the option of slipping into a pair of finely made slippers, but what if something comes up?
The problem is, what if you're a woman who appreciates tribal tats and would like one of your own?
Thick black tribal designs aren't always considered one of the most desired ankle tattoos for women, but what if you add star sprites to it or flowers?
LTK: What if someone wants to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift?
But what if you have a pattern you love but you can't find the yarn used or you need to use something else because of wool allergies or other concerns?
Gary Taubes's What if it's All Been a Big Fat Lie is a great primer to why low carb dieting might have a basis in science.
In 2002, journalist Gary Taubes wrote an article for the New York Times titled What if it's All Been a Big Fat Lie?
The disadvantage compared to employer or school plans is that it will often cost more, but it may be necessary for those who need coverage beyond what if offered by the college if other options are not available.
But what if a major storm damages every home in your neighborhood?
But what if you can't afford to pay a high monthly premium or would like to save some money?
It may sound reasonable to think of paying $5,000 out of pocket over the course of a calendar year, but what if you have an accident or get seriously ill at the beginning of the year?
His songs have appeared in the movie Last Kiss (with the song Star Mile) and Catch and Release (with the song What If You).
Sure, these locations will work, but what if you take the location of your party to a entirely new level?
But what if the Ship of the Aether is operated by scholar-priests via incantation and appropriate religious observances?
The Matrix explores a concept every angsty teen has grappled with at some time or another - what if everything I see around me is just an illusion created in my mind?
And yet The Handmaid's Tale employs a classic use of the science fiction theme: What if human fertility suddenly crashed.
Alternate history tales launch from ideas like what if the Dark Ages never happened or if the Confederacy won the war.
From time travel to alternate history to psionics, science fiction seeks to answer the what if question with probable scenarios.
But what if you'd rather not deal with excess moisture, potentially harsh granules or overpowering fragrances?
If they are simply directing and marching, having them all gussied up would be fine - but what if their skills go beyond that?
That leads to the second problem - that's great if they had a good experience, but what if they had a bad one?
But what if you want to attract people from upper Manhattan?
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