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Brothers trapped on the moon

Some thoguhts from John S.: Moon tells an interesting story about the relationship of two clones. Over the course of the movie, they appear to act more like siblings rather than perfect clone copies of Sam Bell. They have dissimilar … Continue reading

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Rick and Morty: Infinite Universe Theory

A review from Hailey  After last week’s class discussion on the Many Worlds theory, I immediately thought of the fairly recent sci-fi series Rick and Morty, a subversive animated show that chronicles the adventures of Rick, an alcoholic scientist, and … Continue reading

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On “Divided by Infinity,” and on where are the kids in SF?

Here are some excellent questions from Katerina, first about “Divided by Infinity,” which explores an old favourite of SF–the double-edged sword of immortality, first explored in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. The second part goes back to some of our earlier … Continue reading

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Adapting Galapagos

Some very interesting questions from Caite: I finished reading Galapagos yesterday, and it left me with some questions that I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on. I did a bit of digging on Google, and … Continue reading

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The Future

Thanks to Matthew P. for sending me this link to the CBC’s Bob MacDonald’s Quirks and Quarks episode on “What Does the Future Hold?“–a special episode on listener predictions. Incidentally, “quark” is a word the physicist Murray Gell-Mann found in … Continue reading

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The networked self, etc

A film recommendation from Terry, followed by some thoughts from Erin B. From Terry: Since we will be watching Her in class next Friday, I’d like to recommend another science fiction film with Scarlett Johansson, called Under the Skin. It’s … Continue reading

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On Realism

I’m thrilled to see the discussion about the place (or necessity, or irrelevance) of realism in SciFi. I do, however, want to use it as an opportunity to point out that, like many of the terms we’ve already struggled with … Continue reading

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