Lionel Tessier

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10 Essential Offbeat Science Fiction Novels

<i>Catherynne M. Valente's new novel</i> Space Opera <i>imagines Eurovision in space, with high and deadly stakes, resulting in a frenetic, imaginative</i> …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

The best recent science fiction – reviews roundup

Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds, Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, Spring Tide by Chris Beckett, The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander, The Feed by Nick Clark Windo<p>Alastair Reynolds excels at world building – his impressive backlist attests to that – but he’s also a master at …

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

14 action movies on Netflix that kick a** and take names

If you’re in the mood for a movie with some kick, Netflix has your back. There aren’t a lot of classic action movies on Netflix available at the …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

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The Steampunk Trilogy

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Di Filippo<p><b>An outrageous trio of novellas that twist the Victorian era out of shape, by a master of alternate history: “Spooky, haunting, hilarious” (William Gibson).</b><p>Welcome to the world of steampunk, a nineteenth century outrageously reconfigured through weird science. With his …

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 …

Books

26 Streaming TV Shows You Can Binge During the Fourth of July Weekend

If you’re skipping the fireworks and staying home, settle in with these great streaming shows you can wrap up over the course of a few easy-going days<p>…

TV

New Wave Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1964–1983

<b>J.G. Ballard‘s The Burning World (1964).</b> A difficult book to read, in many respects — with the saving grace that it is <i>not</i> a Golden Age sci-fi “cozy …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Earth - The secret of how life on Earth began

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>How did life begin? There can hardly be a bigger question. For much of human history, almost everyone believed some version of "the gods did it". Any other explanation was inconceivable.<p>That …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

Science Fiction

Best Science Fiction Books for Your Summer Reading List

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow.<p>Summer is finally here, and that’s the perfect time to catch up on your reading, of course, maybe …

Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

The best MMOs

The best story-focused MMOs<p>With such an emphasis on huge worlds and freedom, telling a coherent story in an MMO isn't an easy thing. All those pages …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

6 overlooked sci-fi movies you need to stream

While the movie selection on the streaming services can be hit or miss, there are a lot of small gems to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Watch Colbert Create Fake Government Agencies for Trump to Shut Down

Stephen Colbert recapped Tuesday’s big Wisconsin primary on <i>The Late Show</i> Wednesday, homing in on Donald Trump’s latest controversial policy proposal: …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

Amazon.com: 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime: Books

<b>100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime</b><p>Unleash your mind with these 100 extraordinary science fiction & fantasy books. The Amazon …

10 criminally underrated movies on Netflix you owe it to yourself to watch

Since its inception, Netflix has stood as the benchmark for on-demand entertainment. As its popularity grew, so too did the streaming service’s …

Entertainment

Scotese Animation: Paleogeography (750 Ma - Present-day)

Strabo, Geography, NOTICE.

NOTICE.<p>THE present translation of Strabo, the great Geographer of Antiquity, is the first which has been laid before the English public. It is …

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

[Book Cover Gallery] December Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Here’s the latest of our monthly roundups: The science fiction, fantasy and horror books for books releasing in December 2015.<p>Which ones are <i>you</i> most …

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