Posts with the tag "sci-fi"


Films
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New Feature: A cinematic history of the future

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Handshake charts the future as told through film with a timeline, a video and an in-depth feature. Read on to see what wonders.

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China Miéville mines the brutalities of miscommunication in Embassytown

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In Embassytown, China Miéville embarks on his first foray into genre science fiction. But instead of battleships and laser arrays, he focuses on the periphery of an empire, on a planet wrapped in a cocoon of volatile interstitial “immer.”

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Communities
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LiveJournal community, Geek Crafts, creates replicas of geek lore

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Aside from auctioning off fan art for a good cause, the LiveJournal Communities hive comprises another comb of users who like to craft geeky apparel and decorations, such as Space Invader hats and fuzzy twelve-sided dice.

Members of Geek Crafts post images of knits, crochets, needle-points and jewelry, linking to project patterns inspired by or based on tv shows and video games.

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Futurama quarter-season status report

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Good news, everyone!

Futurama is only three episodes into its sixth season on Comedy Central, and we at Handshake already have a bunch to discuss.

The first episode, Rebirth, definitely worked as an explanation for how all the characters returned from a certain final death/wormhole scene in the last movie. The second and third episodes, on the other hand, find the show giving far more not-so-subtle social commentary than it used to.

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Handshake’s Top Five Sci-fi Ball Games

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With the World Cup now in full swing, we at Handshake decided to go through our favorite ball sports in contemporary science-fiction.

Let’s review:

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