Author Archives: Bushra Rahman

Criticism of Cli-Fi: A Global Warning Gone Too Far?

Meteorologists and climatologists around the world are sounding the alarm about the role human actions have played in bringing about “global warming.” And apparently, filmmakers are, too. The rise in ocean temperatures is being met with a rise in t… Continue reading

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First encounter…final contact?

“Historians will tell you that first contact between industrial civilizations and indigenous people does not go well.” This comment was made in an interview with BBC News by David Brin, notable science fiction writer and opponent of a plan … Continue reading

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Changing the Public Perception of “Mad” Science

Scientists aren’t always depicted in the most flattering of lights. The stereotype that those who commit much of their time to experiments and scientific investigation are “mad scientists” is a trope that has been overused in literature, comics, … Continue reading

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Changing the Public Perception of “Mad” Science

Scientists aren’t always depicted in the most flattering of lights. The stereotype that those who commit much of their time to experiments and scientific investigation are “mad scientists” is a trope that has been overused in literature, comics, … Continue reading

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What would romance add to Sci-Fi literature?

Everyone can appreciate a good love story. The first meeting, the banter, the resistance, and finally, the admission of love. There’s something innately satisfying about seeing two people (or two mutants) that should be together, actually end up together. So why does most science fiction skirt around the idea of romance? Why is it so scary […] Continue reading

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Always Eat Your Meat

Once upon a time ahead The world began anew The animals we’ve known were dead Homo sapiens vanished, too Our kind may have disappeared But others still remained One race was brutish, to be feared The other, not the same The first ones-Morlocks, they were named Had bodies white as milk They hunted flesh, were beasts […] Continue reading

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