December 8, 2014 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
December 8th is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. (Yes, this is an actual day people celebrate). Essentially, you dress up as someone from the past or the future and go about your day pretending you don’t belong. You know, stare in awe at automatic doors or lament over the lack of hover cars.
Don’t feel bad if you, like the rest of the world, had no idea about this important holiday, because now’s your chance to celebrate—with reading! If you would like to be a part of this magical and Doctor Who-esque celebration, but have no real desire to run around your office or campus garnering a questionable reputation, I have some good news: you can let others do the time-traveling for you and enjoy it all from a safe distance! The literary Delorean awaits!
October 6, 2014 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
October is usually a time for orange leaves, pumpkins, ghouls, and ghosts. But, I think it should be a month of clockwork trains, aeronautical goggles, and steam-powered machines more amazing than you can imagine. In essence, October is steampunk.
October 15th marks the anniversary of when the New Orleans, the first US steamboat, made the long journey along the mighty Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Pittsburgh, PA to New Orleans, LA. Owned by Robert Fulton and Robert R. Livingston, and built by Nicholas Roosevelt, the New Orleans was a marvel of its time and ushered in a new way for people to travel in luxury.
In honor of the New Orleans journey, here are 5 ways can have your own steampunk adventure in portable, but sadly not steam-powered, book form.
September 18, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
If you still haven't read Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: The Slither Sisters after today's eBook deal, we really have nothing to say to you.
Thanks to today's Kindle Daily Deal, you can snag a copy for only $3.99! So why don't you slither over to Amazon and get yourself a copy?
See what I did there? Eh? Slither?
May 22, 2014 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
If you’ve never watched Supernatural before, well, okay, first off, you should just watch Supernatural. Seriously, it’s awesome, and on Netflix. Go on; go add the show to your queue. I’ll wait…
For those who don’t know the show (yet, anyway, because you just added it to your Netflix queue) Supernatural is a show on the CW that follows two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, as they travel around the country hunting various monsters, getting into varying degrees of trouble.
August 27, 2013 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
If your culinary prowess extends no further than fish fingers and custard, then perhaps you need some help. It isn’t easy to construct a Dalek from frosting or draw the clean lines of the TARDIS from royal icing. If your attempts look like they have exterminated themselves, hopefully our roundup of Doctor Who themed baking supplies can help you create treats worthy of being shared with friends throughout time and space.
August 22, 2013 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Science fiction often serves as a warning.
Perhaps a new technology is overreaching or dangerous or perhaps the rights of the individual are being stripped away by a powerful regime. In either case, science fiction muses on the idea, traveling the road of “what if?” In a world where we are already so plugged in, connecting even further could be disastrous, perhaps even destroying what it means to be fundamentally human.
Still, in other sci-fi works, it is the reach of technology outside of ourselves that might lead to our downfall.
Despite the dire consequences that these works discuss, I still can’t help wishing that some of these dangerous sci-fi concepts were real.