Science fiction offers a useful way to explore China-Africa relations

Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2019-09-16 11:39:25 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2018: The Rise of the Pop-Science Segment in China

Mention “pop science” in China and one blockbuster comes to mind: The Magic School Bus. It has remained the #1 children’s title since its launch in 2010, with online retailer Dangdang selling nearly half a million copies in an average year. On Singles’ Day—which is the equivalent of Black Friday... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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15 Science Fiction Short Stories To Take You Out of this World

We're in a new golden age of science fiction, especially science fiction short stories. These are some of the best stories you can read right now online. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-09 11:35:44 UTC ]
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Let’s talk about how science fiction has dealt with environmental change. It’s not all depressing.

Yes, much of it looks at how we will survive the apocalypse. But we also have the more hopeful genre of solarpunk Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-06 23:50:02 UTC ]
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15 Of The Best LGBTQ Science Fiction Books

If you're in the mood for a ragtag spaceship crew or queer superheroes living their best lives, check out this list of the best LGBT science fiction books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-06 11:39:51 UTC ]
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Roughing It in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Since I did a lot of camping in the last year, I've been noticing camping in sci-fi and fantasy all over the place! Let's take a tour. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-02 11:37:49 UTC ]
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Future present? How science fiction sees our world in 2050.

Science fiction writers, gazing into the future, envision space-based cargo movers and robots that may eliminate the need for humans to work. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-12-31 13:53:59 UTC ]
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Future present? How science fiction sees our world in 2050.

Science fiction writers, gazing into the future, envision space-based cargo movers and robots that may eliminate the need for humans to work. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-12-31 13:53:59 UTC ]
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Future present? How science fiction sees our world in 2050.

Science fiction writers, gazing into the future, envision space-based cargo movers and robots that may eliminate the need for humans to work. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-12-31 13:53:59 UTC ]
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Sunday Reading: The Allure of Science Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces about science fiction and fantasy, by John Seabrook, Julie Phillips, Colson Whitehead, Margaret Atwood, and Joyce Carol Oates. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2019-12-15 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction real Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker While a lot of sci-fi is obsessed with the distant future, one of the best authors of the genre takes a different approach. The New Yorker explains how William Gibson... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-12-14 17:30:00 UTC ]
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A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Science Fiction

Chinese science fiction is a rich world of diverse, engaging stories that expand one's mind. But with all that is out there, where should you start? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-27 11:39:41 UTC ]
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The best science fiction and fantasy of 2019

There were too many to choose from. Our reviewers explain their picks, from “The Hanging Artist” to “The Night Tiger” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-21 14:12:00 UTC ]
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The weird, the wacky, the underappreciated: A new look at science fiction and fantasy

Our new columnists highlight the works of NYi-Sheng, Fernando A. Flores and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-08 14:00:00 UTC ]
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9 Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories about Music

Translating one medium into another is tricky. Music is music and art is art and dance is dance; to try to convey the power of another art in fiction is its own sleight-of-hand. My own first novel takes on that challenge. In A Song For A New Day, musician Luce Cannon was on the cusp […] The post... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-10-07 11:00:15 UTC ]
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Continental Divide: Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019–2020

Authors look to Africa and its diaspora and find the fantastical and futuristic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Present Tense: Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019–2020

The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near. Here’s what new SFF has to say about it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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6 Science Fiction Books About Space That Are Out Of This World

Earth can be an exhausting place, so let's look beyond our planet and explore these science fiction books about space and other worlds. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-24 10:35:51 UTC ]
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5 Great YA Science Fiction Series

If the idea of saying goodbye to epic sci-fi worlds fills you with sorrow, check out this list of great YA science fiction series and read on! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-17 10:31:05 UTC ]
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Visions of the future: five dark warnings from the world of classic science fiction

Science fiction is fast becoming science fact, which should be cause for concern. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-08-27 17:03:06 UTC ]
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