October 21, 2015 • Quirk Life, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
To say Quirk President Brett Cohen is a pretty big fan of Back to the Future is like saying the Aurora Borealis is pretty neat-looking. Mere words is not enough, you simply must see it for yourself. So on this day of days, this hallowed "October 21, 2015" in the year of our pop culture significance, we'd like to take you on a visual journey chronicling how deep Brett's fandom goes.
October 5, 2015 • Fiction, Magic, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Hermione reads, a lot. At Hogwarts, she devours magical books on the daily. We have to wonder, though, what Hermione read before she discovered she was a witch. More importantly, did she continue reading the works of Muggle authors after she became a student at Hogwarts? If so, we have to believe she opened the eyes of her fellow students—to some extracurricular reading material.
Here are some of Hermione’s book recommendations to the purest of Hogwarts’ students.
September 22, 2015 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
September 22 is Hobbit Day, being the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. What better way to celebrate than by reading all four of J.R.R. Tolkien's most celebrated works within a span of 24 hours? And if you don't have time for that, here's the next best thing: a timeline that allows you to go there and back again in the hairy footsteps of you favorite hobbits.
September 21, 2015 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The mind behind such classics as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells is a preeminent fixture in science fiction canon. So on his birthday, we're commemorating the author with a round-up of great sci-fi reads that draw on themes originated by Wells himself.
August 18, 2015 • History, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Name-checking of early science fiction authors usually includes Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne who all wrote during the nineteenth century. But could the origins of Science Fiction go much further back than that? And how far back? We take a look at the various titles that may have a claim to being the first Science Fiction novel.