Monthly Archives: December 2015

Well, that escalated quickly

In the matter of a page and a half, Ray Bradbury’s Mars is Heaven changes from a heartwarming story of impossible reunions to a frightening story of violent aliens. Perhaps it was the title or maybe my gullible nature, but I was completely caug… Continue reading

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Elements of Reality in Science Fiction

During our discussion with Gregory Benford, he explained how he incorporated real aspects of several people in his life into the characters in his novel, Timescape. It is a really interesting phenomenon — taking what one has experience in realit… Continue reading

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Free Fridays: This Is Sadie

This is Sadie by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad is about a little girl who loves to use her imagination. Sadie builds boats out of boxes, castles using cushions, and she loves stories because nothing is needed to make stories. With her imagination, Sadie tells stories of being raised by wolves, swimming as […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: This Is Sadie

This is Sadie by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad is about a little girl who loves to use her imagination. Sadie builds boats out of boxes, castles using cushions, and she loves stories because nothing is needed to make stories. With her imagination, Sadie tells stories of being raised by wolves, swimming as […] Continue reading

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Schabbach: die Heimat, in der man zwei Freundinen nicht haben kann (korrigiert)

Anton, Ernst und Hermann haben sehr unterschiedliche Ideen daran, was Heimat ist und wo ihre Heimat ist. Anton glaubt an die klassische Idee von Heimat. Er ist in Schabbach geboren und aufgewachsen, er hat seine Fabrik in Schabbach gebaut und … Continue reading Continue reading

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Pardon?

While the President could pardon Snowden, doing so would insinuate that the Espionage Act and other, similar policies are irrelevant in a modern context. It would also diminish the government’s credibility in the eyes of the American public, because granting Snowden a pardon would essentially equate to admitting that everything the government has been saying about […] Continue reading

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(Possible) Winner Wednesday: Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!

Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by John Rocco, while not yet a winner of any awards, definitely has the potential. Released this September, this unique bedtime storybook features a boy who has trouble getting his three robots to go to sleep (I bet that never happens at your home, right?). His […] Continue reading

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