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Environment in Science-Fiction: A look at The Windup Girl, Dune, and Interstellar

Environment has long been a popular topic in science-fiction. Setting is a huge part of SF, so it’s no surprise that the environment and different kinds of environment recurs as a topic. In the past year, I read Dune and The Windup Girl and, of course, Interstellar arrived on the big screen. In all three stories environment ...

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Saga, Volume IV

Volume four of the graphic novel series Saga came out in December of last year. I had been patiently waiting its arrival and crossing my fingers, hoping author Brian K. Vaughan would continue to deliver great story with illustrator Fiona Staples. They did just that. When I first began the Saga series last year, Volume One immediately ...

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True Detective Season Two Trailer

The trailer for True Detective season two has been released and it looks oh so broody and dramatic. The teaser doesn’t give much info, but it does give us a glimpse into the characters played by big name actors Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, and Vince Vaughn. Looks like this season will bring the same dark ...

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Black Sails Season Two Finale

Season two of the acclaimed Starz series Black Sails came to a close on Saturday with the final episode wrapping up the ongoing storylines of the season and leaving open some new questions as well. During the second season Captain Flint lost command of the crew and his captaincy and fought to regain it. The season ...

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Recurring Characteristics in Dystopian Universes

Gray skied, desperate worlds have filled movie screens and literature more and more over the past few years. At this point when I think about these dystopian, bordering on apocalyptic, settings, I have a pretty distinct idea of what they look like. The details and aesthetics of these stories seem to repeat themselves. Here’s a glance ...

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The Imitation Game

I had looked forward to The Imitation Game for a while, hearing the good reviews and the Oscar whispers. Plus there’s nothing like a limited theatrical release that gives the mouse-dangling-in-front-of-cat effect, making us crave what we cannot have. Well, now we have it, as The Imitation Game has hit wide release. My two math-nerd friends ...

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New and Upcoming Sci-Fi TV

Sci-Fi is making a comeback to the small screen, after a bit of a lull. Movies have been blowing up with titles like Interstellar, Big Hero 6, Hunger Games, and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending over the past year, but we haven’t seen much in the way of television. Now, we’ve got some shows to look forward to again. ...

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Black Sails Returns Saturday

Season 2 of Starz’s Black Sails returns to television this Saturday, January 24. I’m looking forward to more swords, boats, and backstabbing (both literally and not). We’ll see if Captain Flint and his crew get any closer to the coveted Urca de Lima Spanish galleon.   

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New York Nerdom

I spent MLK weekend in New York City with friends. The climate shock coming from Atlanta was great, and the fact that it rained all Sunday didn’t help, but we toughed it out, tramping all over the city, seeing a few key sights in our limited time. We decided the need for sleep would not have ...

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Marvel’s Agent Carter Does It Right

Tuesday’s two-part premiere of the new Marvel series Agent Carter brought everything you’d want from a female led Marvel television show set in the 1940s, including Captain America and some serious spy action.

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