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Sep 21, 2013
The concluding volume in Margaret Atwood's "dystopian trilogy" -- a vision of global disaster in the not too distant future -- is a brilliant piece of social science fiction.The concluding volume in Margaret Atwood's "dystopian trilogy" is a brilliant piece of social science fiction.

A Policy in Search of a Proponent

Apr 24, 2013
Now that the foundations of austerity are crumbling because of an Excel coding error, few may be willing to champion the economic theory; sci-fi may become part of the mandatory reading list for West Virginia students; meanwhile, flamenco has become more than a dance--it's a new way to protest the banks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Ray Bradbury: A Sampler

Jun 6, 2012
“Writing is not a serious business,” wrote Ray Bradbury, the prolific author of dystopian, fantasy and science fiction, who died Tuesday at the age of 91. “It's a joy and a celebration. You should be having fun with it.”

L.A. Jails to Get Ray-Gun Technology

Aug 27, 2010
Los Angeles jails may become the new frontier for science-fiction weaponry after the Sheriff's Department unveiled plans to use heat-beam ray guns in one county jail, zapping unruly inmates with a beam that “makes them feel as though they are burning.”