Noteworthy Women In Sci-Fi History

It's Women's History Month, and we're all about celebrating ladies—especially ladies in the sci-fi world. 

Best Literary References in the Mass Effect Series

If you’re at all plugged into the video game world, you probably know that the next installment in the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, is finally coming out today, March 21st. We can’t be more excited – what’s better than the next chapter in a gorgeously-written space opera? (Seriously, the plotting and dialogue is so good that some of us still aren’t over the emotional arrow to the knee that was Mass Effect 3…) But even better for us bookworms, the writers and developers at Bioware like to toss the occasional literary send-up into the games’ settings, lore, and witty wordplay. In celebration of Mass Effect: Andromeda, here are some of our favorite references from games 1-3.

Abducted: Planets We’d Be Okay Visiting

Happy Alien Abduction Day! While we’re not exactly psyched to get pulled away from Earth by strange creatures, we do have some planets we wouldn’t mind seeing. We’ve listed the ones worthy of a tour below.

The Future of Celebrity Gossip

EXCLUSIVE! Gheren Viflov moves into $4 septillion space station, which neighbors say he’s turned into his “own personal planet.”

Young musician Gheren Viflov has moved out of his parents' massive Ganymede compound into a $4 septillion space station just outside of Saturn’s rings.

The Intersection of Romance and Time Travel

The course of true love never did run smooth. For some couples, it seems to take longer than others to get it quite right. These four particular couples needed a great deal of time – and decades apart, a time loop, or time travel in order to connect. In one memorable case, they required a magic groundhog. Perhaps they can provide some inspiration for any singles hoping to meet someone in Elizabethan times or the twenty fourth century or even Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

"Ode to a Venusian Flurn"

With apologies to John Keats'  "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

 

Thou still untarnish'd bride of galaxies,

       Thou foster-child of silence and space-time,

Silver star-bound cruiser, who’s wildest fantasies

       A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:

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