Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Benson, Arizona

by Rob - September 16th, 2007.
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Benson, Arizona, blew warm wind through your hair

My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there

Benson, Arizona, the same stars in the sky

But they seemed so much kinder when we watched them, you and I

Everyone who remembers the low-budget 1974 John Carpenter SF film Dark Star also remembers it as one of the very few SF films ever to have a country-and-western theme song.

That song, “Benson, Arizona,” is immortalized here — including an MP3 of it ripped from the soundtrack album. Had me grinning from ear to ear listening to it this afternoon.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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