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The Monday meme: Robo-Apocalypse

It never fails that when I see various scientific experiments being done, especially ones that are close to the plots of science fiction films, something lingering in the back of my mind wants to yell out “NO!!!! 155 more words


Week 16: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

underestimating funny

I have enjoyed reading a funny book for a change. After the dark, complicated novels I have read I get to slum it out with jokes about digital watches and dolphins, right? 1,004 more words

April 2014

The World is Pretty Big

The world – hell, universe – we live in is big, really big. Anyone who’s ever flown from LA to Dublin and landed exactly a day after they left (that would be me, by the way) can tell you that. 790 more words


Writing Anticipation

Tomorrow is a statutory holiday here in Canada on account of this:

two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change…

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Last Chance to See - the Sixth Extinction?

Per the advice of my fiancé, I recently took the opportunity to read Douglas Adams’ and Mark Carwardine’s book Last Chance to See. I undertook the task a little reluctantly, not because of any particular lack of interest, but because my graduate research leaves me with very little time for recreation reading. 3,624 more words

Science fiction books I love

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels

These books are so much fun to read: action-oriented, old-school, history-infused science fiction. I have a big soft spot for the initial trilogy especially, but the rest of the series is a great read as well. 849 more words