Mike Stelck

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Eight Great Science Fiction Reads for the Techno-Skeptic

A Novel<p>It’s the 22nd century and humanity has spread across the stars, and a series of linked jump gates connected all of the colony worlds makes …

Culture

4 sci-fi and fantasy crime novels to check out immediately

The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert<p>This provocative novel follows Alice, who has been on the move with her mother all her life. Her mom hasn’t gone into …

Cordova

All the New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Put On Your Radar This Fall

Fall means colder days, longer nights, and the first waves of panic about holiday shopping. We’ve already told you all about the films you might be …

Books

If you missed these 10 books in 2017, go back and read them now

Drawing on <i>Maclean’s</i> monthly book reviews over the last year, here are the 10 best works of fiction and non-fiction in 2017 as chosen by Brian …

The Best Book Database You’ve Never Heard Of

Recently, I was looking for books on (as it happens) readers’ advisory. Readers’ advisory is what happens when you go to the library and request a …

Man Booker prize 2018 longlist includes graphic novel for the first time

A graphic novel about a vanished young woman and a thriller about a vanished mother have elbowed their way on to a giant-slaying Man Booker prize longlist that “capture[s] something about a world on the brink”.<p>Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina, the first graphic novel ever to reach the Booker longlist, …

Man Booker Prize

10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Twist the History of World War II

Alternate history writers have a choice: go big or go small. Small means playing in the margins, subtly twisting known history, or exploring secret …

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

29 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in July

It’s the height of summer, so whether that means lazy vacation days or a desperate need to stay indoors bathed in icy air conditioning, you’re going …

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

Blade Runner

Smart Grid Will Allow 170 UPS Electric Trucks To Charge Without Costly Upgrades

UPS’s London fleet of electric delivery vans increased from 65 to 170 without an expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.Because simultaneous …

The spirit of 1993 is alive in a legendary rapper’s jazz album

It is still possible, in 2018, to come across people who insist that hip-hop is some sort of “lesser” form of music. I know this because …

Spicy Miso Ginger Pork Skewers

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I love the standard miso marinade but I wanted to make it a little spicier and more interesting, so I added garlic, ginger and some spice. I've used it on pork, fish, and chicken. It's a great variation on a classic. The dipping sauce adds an extra punch of spice.<p><b>Serves: 4 to 6</b><b><br>Prep</b> …

Recipes

Democrats just won a Wisconsin special election Scott Walker didn’t want to have

It’s another round of big wins for Democrats in the Badger State.<p>Wisconsin Democrats just picked up a Republican-held state legislature seat in special elections on Tuesday, serving yet another wake-up call to Republicans in the state.<p>Democrat Caleb Frostman, the former head of the Door County …

U.S. Politics

Start Your Summer Reading List With 28 Scifi and Fantasy Books Coming in June

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your reading list in order before you embark on any vacations you have coming up. Of …

Ready to Try the Keto Diet? Here's a 7-Day Meal Plan to Get You Going

They always say starting your diet is the hardest part. I agree that it is difficult to stop your old habits and transition into new ones, but I think there's something even harder. That's sticking to your new diet. You may be loving the diet, but sometimes it can get boring eating the same things …

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

This Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Made BA Staffers Pretty Much Lose Our Minds

That's how incredible it is.<p>Carrot cake is the best cake. Yeah, I said it. The reason it's the best cake is because normal cake is boring, and carrot cake is full of adventure in the form of nuts! raisins! spices! and, uh, carrots! Whereas many cakes are dry, carrot cake is almost always—pardon the …

CRISPR study reduces cholesterol in mice without "editing" DNA

The CRISPR-Cas9 tool is emerging as a powerful gene therapy tool, showing promise in fighting diseases like cancer and HIV. Now, a team from Duke …

Cyberpunk Books: Your Beginner's Guide To The Genre

If you like sci-fi, or anything futuristic, there’s a chance you know or have at least heard the term cyberpunk. But that does not mean you …

This company is making an at-home CRISPR kit to find out what’s making you sick

‘When I think of CRISPR, I really think of biology’s search engine’<p>A new biotech company co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna is developing a device that uses CRISPR to detect all kinds of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and Zika. The tech is still just in prototype phase, but research …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Blackfish City by Sam J Miller; The Wolf by Leo Carew; The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones and The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell<p><b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF …

Science Fiction

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

Ariana Harwicz, Laurent Binet Make Longlist For 2018 Man Booker International Prize

The longlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, announced today, includes a novel by Javier Ceras about Enric Marco, the Spanish man who …

Man Booker Prize

21 Sci-Fi Books To Read After You Watch 'Annihilation'

With the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's New Weird novel in theaters, it seems appropriate to give you a list of 21 suggested books to read …

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

CRISPR Offers New Line of Attack on Muscular Dystrophy

The technique could help up to 60 percent of those suffering from a specific type of dystrophy known as DMD.<p>Using CRISPR gene editing techniques, scientists in Germany and the United States have worked to create a corrective technique for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) mutations. The scientists …

14 New Books You Need to Read This February

Meet the literature you'll fall in love with this month.<p>Whether you're looking for some thought-provoking political analysis, tales of the strength of women, or something a little steamy to see you through Valentine's Day, these February releases offer plenty to suit your palate.