Books, Gadgets, Geek, Science, Space, Tech

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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Books, Geek, History, Science, Space, Tech

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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Geek, History, Tech

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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Gadgets, Geek, Tech

Nook vs. Kindle vs. Kobo: Battle Of The E-Readers

Now that e-ink readers have gotten smaller, lighter, faster and most importantly… cheaper, a lot of people that never jumped into the trend are on the market for one of

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Geek, History, Tech

How Technology Changed the Relationship Between Writers and Readers

If you wanted to buy a newspaper or a book even 10 years ago, you would have gone to the newsstand or the bookstore, most likely. But the times are

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