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Learning my (sci-fi) ABCs

Can you believe it? The semester and the year are nearly over, and while I have plenty to look forward to (the holidays, meeting my dog again, catching up on hundreds of hours of sleep), there is a lot to look forward to in the world of science fiction… Continue reading

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The Martian: A Love Letter To Science

On the first day of class, when we were discussing if any of us had any experience with science fiction before, I naïvely said that I had read a ‘science fiction’ novel, Never Let Me Go, over the summer. The moment I said it, Professor Clayton let… Continue reading

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Snowpiercer And The Rise Of Cli-Fi

Note: I know that not everyone has seen Snowpiercer, but if you do get some free time this weekend, catch it on Netflix because it’s a brilliant and intense film (a whole new spin on Netflix and ‘chill’)!   One of the reasons I&#… Continue reading

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Snowpiercer And The Rise Of Cli-Fi

Note: I know that not everyone has seen Snowpiercer, but if you do get some free time this weekend, catch it on Netflix because it’s a brilliant and intense film (a whole new spin on Netflix and ‘chill’)!   One of the reasons I&#… Continue reading

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Reinventing The Science Babe

Feminism. This controversial word, which essentially means that men and women should have equal rights, has so many connotations, and unfortunately most of them are negative. I’m a proud feminist, and even in 2015, it’s disconcerting for me to see so many stereotypical and often farcical portrayals of women. I love J.J. Abrams and his rendition […] Continue reading

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The New Equations

Because everyone deserves a happy ending. (Continued from The Old Equations, by Jake Kerr) March 1, 2194—LC-E transmission Kate, your final message inspired me, but it is so hard to sit here and just wait. And wait. And wait. I’ve kept the QE link from Earth open, even though nothing ever comes through. Still, I […] Continue reading

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The Stepford Invasion

For all Doctor Who, and The Stepford Wives fans out there. Rosalie was dizzy when stepped out of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), but felt much better when she felt the warm Connecticut sunshine on her face. Traveling at warp speed in this time machine, which was disguised as an antique London […] Continue reading

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