When most people think of comics, they think of superheroes. It’s not surprising, considering the current obsession with on-screen comic book adaptations. From the multi-series DC universe on the CW to the sprawling cinematic universes of Marvel, DC, and Fox’s X-Men, comic books are big business – and there are a ton of superheroes.
Posted by Rose Moore
1. Delorian (Back To The Future)
Look at this beautiful piece of physics-defying machinery. Gull-wing doors, lush leather seats, not one but two cup holders, and, most importantly, a digital display that clocks your destination time down to the second. Sure, you need an absolutely ridiculous amount of energy in order to get it running, but can we honestly say that 1.21 gigawatts is too much of a price to pay for getting to where you’re going at the exact moment you want to be there? Granted, all that exposed wiring means this machine has a weakness to being struck by lightning, but don’t we all?
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Science fiction is one of the greatest predictors of the future. Since it’s speculative fiction, it’s bound to get ideas right every now and then. For example, if it weren’t for Star Trek, we might not have the automatic sliding door or Bluetooth headsets! Author Jules Verne was another one of the greats at thinking up what the not-too-distant future might bring. After all, he foresaw the invention of both space shuttles and submarines. We at Quirk thought it would be fun to take a look at some other sci-fi tech feats that haven’t happened yet…but could!
Posted by David Winnick
When we think of space operas—melodramatic adventures full of interplanetary battles with a little romance thrown in—we tend to think of sweeping franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek. While there have been some space opera books (consider everything by Iain M. Banks, books by Robert Heinlein and Dave Simmons, and the countless Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica book adaptations), we wondered what would happen if we could see some of our favorite space opera movies turned into books.
Posted by Stefani Sloma
Home to some of the world’s most magnificent natural arboretums, fantasy novels are sure to surprise and delight even the most intrepid traveler. Join us as we take you on an unbelievable journey through literary woods and forests. Be sure to pack a bottle of water, a map, and your imagination.
Posted by Danielle Mohlman
Editor's Note: The holidays are still going, folks! Keep wearing those ugly sweaters. Post originally published on December 12/18/15.
The ugly Christmas sweater. Once the bane of any child’s existence, it has now become a chic throwback. Perhaps it can be traced to Leslie Hall’s epic “Gem Sweater.” Or perhaps it was inspired by simple irony – everything can be connected to irony. But not for us. We’ve always been fans of the bizarre garment.
In any case, what are rebellious geeks to do when everyone else has co-opted their look? Why, look even geekier! We are here to help, with our top 10 geeky ugly Christmas sweaters.
Posted by Carrie Jo Tucker