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Distrust, a Sci-Fi Survival Game Based on The Thing

Distrust, a Sci-Fi Survival Game Based on The Thing<p>/ June 24, 2017 at 2:08 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Alawar is working on a new indie sci-fi survival …

How Many of The 2017 Locus Award-Winning Books Have You Read?

Since 1971, The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has presented the annual Locus Awards in recognition of the best in science-fiction and fantasy …

Books

17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies.<p>The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> ― which will be released as a Hulu show this month …

New sci-fi collection will alter Canada's past for the sake of its future

How would have Canada's population changed if WWII played out differently or if Quebec had voted to separate from the country? How could one small …

Spin

<b>Spin</b> or <b>spinning</b> may refer to:<p>Wheelspin, spinning the wheels of a vehicle in place<br>• Spin (propaganda), a heavily biased portrayal of an event or …

Category:Canadian fantasy novels

The five Canadian sci-fi novels you should read right now

Peter Kavanagh loves sci-fi. The author, former CBC producer and current columnist for <i>The Next Chapter</i> offers up his picks for a science …

11 must-read sci-fi and fantasy books

As the future becomes harder to predict, it seems more readers are turning to science fiction and fantasy, not only for some ideas on what to expect, …

CBC Books

Featured Content<p>International Women's Day: 18 Canadian women writers to read in 2018March 8 is International Women's Day. To celebrate, check out one …

Colourised Pics Of Russia’s Female Snipers Who Terrorised Nazis, Including “Lady Death” With 309 Kills

In June 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with the intent to conquer and enslave its people. In response, over 2000 Russian women enlisted …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Don’t just read Thoreau — read Ta-Nehisi Coates, too.

Grist Action Guide<p>Supported by:<p>Read more than dead white men<p>The standard environmental canon includes authors who have a lot in common: Leopold, …

Traditional Chinese Paintings of Cannabis Aim to Change Perceptions About the Medicinal Plant

Daniel Fetcho’s paintings honor marijuana beyond cliche stoner culture.<p>When you see weed in pop-culture, it's often some play on pot leaves and a swirl of Rastafarian colors. Daniel Fetcho became fed up with the stereotypical way marijuana is represented and wanted to help get rid of the clichés. …

What To Read Next, Based On Your Favorite Sci-Fi Show

I'm going to reveal something very personal to you, internet, because I trust you not to judge me: I love <i>Star Trek.</i> I don't just mean that I've seen …

'The Book Of Joan' Is A Dizzying, Dystopian Genre Mashup

In one of my favorite paintings of Joan of Arc — created by Jules Bastien-Lepage at the end of the 19th century — a disheveled, flush-faced teenager stares into the middle distance in the tangle of a garden. Behind her, faint images of saints emerge from the foliage. Unlike so many other paintings …

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These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent | Inc.com

It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla's recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While moving to renewable energy is great, designing a house "from the ground up" that naturally consumes far …

Prefab Homes

Designers Turned Playing Cards into a Legit Sci-Fi Universe

Spades are aliens and clubs are space marines in Lunar Saloon's cyberpunk interpretation of the classic card deck.<p>Space nerds, rejoice: you can now trade dusty kings and queens for robots, aliens, and space marines with the <i>STARDECK</i>, a new version of the 52-card deck that draws on classic sci-fi …

Top 10 books about trees

Every kind of tree has its own, distinctive silhouette, but I especially like the wave-shaped branches of the ashes, the open-armed oaks, wispy birches, orderly alders and chaotic hawthorns blotting the side of a bare hill. I simply can’t get enough of these extraordinary natural phenomena. It’s …

Books

Muscle up your potting mix

5 Women Writers Who Have Made Space Opera their Own

<b>Lois McMaster Bujold</b> has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel four times — more times than anyone else in the industry. She’s best known as the author …

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

Island Ruled By Cats Set to Be Crowdfunded in Japan

A classic daydream that crosses almost everybody’s mind from time to time involves getting away from the workaday world and running off to a secluded …

A Strange Odyssey Through Bulgaria In 'Shadow Land'

In 2005, I read a book so suspenseful, so laden with longing that I could not put it down: <i>The Historian</i>, by Elizabeth Kostova. In 2010, her sophomore effort, <i>The Swan Thieves</i>, thrilled me slightly less, but made up for its lack of suspense with a delicate dance through the world of fine art. …

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Canada hid the Konami Code in its commemorative $10 bill launch

Canada's currency is already the world's dorkiest, with its plastic material, transparent windows and holograms everywhere. For a $10 bill celebrating the nation's 150th anniversary, however, the Bank of Canada outdid itself with an Easter egg on its website that rewards visitors with (a dorky …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Astronomers close in on first direct view of a black hole

If Avery Broderick's wishes come true, the next 10 days will bring something new to humanity's view of the universe. For the first time, the University of Waterloo physicist says, there could be "visceral, direct evidence that there are monsters in the night."<p>The monsters Dr. Broderick has in mind …

Black Holes

5 Psychological Thrillers That Aren’t Formulaic

This is a guest post from Rabeea, a Karachi-based book critic presently writing for Chicago Review of Books, Wales Art Review, Storgy, Brooklyn Mag …

Books

19 Books Like 'Big Little Lies' For Fans To Read After Watching The Final Episode

Based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel, HBO's <i>Big Little Lies</i> miniseries wraps up on Sunday night. For those of you left in the suburban-gothic …

16 Genius Garden Hacks That Turn Trash Into Treasure

One man's broken terracotta pot is another man's garden marker.<p>No use crying over a broken pot! Here's how you can use items you'd normally toss in the garbage in your garden.

Object of Desire: The Mighty Seed Box by Franklyn & Vincent

Born out of necessity: a wooden seed storage box with just the right number of compartments, sturdy metal hinges, and a shiny clasp.<p>After …

Gardening