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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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A Google Doodle for Jules Verne

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In commemoration of Mr. Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, Google’s logo acts as the portholes of Nautilus today. The author of 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Verne is credited as a Father of Science Fiction, along with the great H.G. Wells, whose birthday was also celebrated by Google, and Hugo Gernsback. The 1954 motion picture adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea also marked Disney’s entrance to the science fiction genre with a bang, surpassing the production costs of Gone with the Wind.

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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.

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