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Showing entries tagged: 'Science Fiction / Fantasy'


2014 Hugo Winners

By Jacki P on Aug 18, 2014 11:58 AM

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award.

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The Martian and Shovel Ready

By Jacki P on May 19, 2014 12:36 PM

        After a dust storm causes his team to evacuate Mars, astronaut Mark Watney must learn to survive the red planet’s inhumane terrain. The Martian, a debut novel by Andy Weir, is a great read for fans of hard SF, as Watney is able to stay alive only by attacking problem after problem with scientific precision and ingenuity.   ​ Spademan is a garbageman – his own term for…

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In time so long ago begins our play, In star-crossed galaxy far, far away.

By Jacki Potratz on May 3, 2014 11:51 AM

There’s been an odd trend of ‘literary mash-ups’ in the past few years, exemplified by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies among others. While many of these are books are just shoe-horning some ridiculous genre element into various literary classic (Android Karenina, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters), there are some nice and more creative efforts that grace the shelves of your local Milwaukee Public Library.…

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