Books

Book Review: Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons is a Russian novel by Ivan Turgenev which was published in 1862. It is one of the best works from Turgenev, considered to be one of the

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Fact Vs. Science Fiction…Are They Still Distinguishable?

Science-fiction novels don’t always correctly predict the future – but it is pretty jarring when they do. Really, science-fiction stories typically reflect the idiosyncrasies of their own time more than

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How the Sci-Fi Paranoia of the 1950s Become Part of the Contemporary Politcal Landscape

Genre fictions serve very real purposes. Comedies, of course, make life more bearable by making us laugh at the incongruencies we come up against in everyday life. Sword and sorcery

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Big Brother Can’t Read These Old-School Paperbacks

Secret surveillance. Conspiracy. Traitor. Hero. These words have been thrown about in the news recently with the focus on Edward Snowden, former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA). Snowden

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