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A sneak peek at page 1 of The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

The Non-Zombie Apocalypse takes place only one month after the first book, which is just enough time for Soap to start experiencing college life. Adjusting to college doesn’t come easily to Soap, and as you’ll see in this excerpt she’s … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman and Chinese Sci-Fi

Last week, renowned author Neil Gaiman gave a speech for The Reading Agency in which he defended the idea of books and libraries in the digital age. His argument hinges on 3 points: 1) books are crucial to our development … Continue reading

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Is sci-fi inherently pessimistic?

This post can also be found on Adr3nalin3 Name 10 sci-fi books or movies and I’ll bet at least 7 of them are pessimistic. Post-apocalyptic worlds (e.g.: The Hunger Games), overwhelming threats to humanity (e.g.: War of the Worlds), dystopian … Continue reading

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Help me name this Sci-Fi Sub-Genre

  Help! I need a new name for my sub-genre. Mad Science Instituteis clearly science fiction—what other genre could handle cloned lizard-monsters, EMP weapons, and a robot scorpion-dog? My trouble is that people automatically assume that sci-fi means it’s set … Continue reading

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