Blog posts tagged "Science Fiction"

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Oct. 25, 2023 - 3:22 pm
The story begins in “The Calculating Stars,” the 2018 novel by Mary Robinette Kowal, when a huge meteor hits earth in 1952. It’s a massive strike, big enough, in fact, in this work of fiction, to threaten the very possibility of human life on this planet. Immediately after the hit, the race to...
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Jan. 09, 2017 - 9:39 am
I just finished reading Crosstalk, the 2016 novel by Connie Willis, and I’m humming with pleasure, my thoughts whirring with this book’s humor and intelligence. Here are some (of the many) reasons you might want to read the latest work by this acclaimed science fiction writer. Reason 1: Connie...
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Feb. 10, 2016 - 3:55 pm
Time travel. Extraterrestrial civilizations. Artificial wormholes crisscrossing the galaxy like a celestial highway system. These are the types of ideas science fiction has made famous. However, most of the science in science fiction isn’t very...scientific. And that’s okay. Science fiction is,...
The Best of Connie Willis
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Nov. 06, 2014 - 11:55 am
Connie Willis is one of my favorite authors: witty, poignant, compelling. If you like reading science fiction, then her name probably is well-known to you already. Willis has won numerous writing awards, and she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009. If you haven’t yet...
The Fugitive Movie Poster
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Apr. 19, 2013 - 2:17 pm
Best Television-Inspired Movies: Television shows often end too early or not early enough. Movies based on television shows can be retreads of old materials or new spins on old classic themes. When thinking about movies based on television shows, there are many more groan-inducing experiences and a...
Moon Movie Poster
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Jan. 25, 2013 - 11:19 am
Science fiction is often portrayed as giant explosions and weird aliens. Both of these things are awesome, but a sci-flick with a strong message or interesting performance can transcend clichés. The following films are all examples of science fiction that go beyond the stereotypes to make a point...