Tag: Science fiction

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Infographic of the day: Science fiction predictions of the future, from the past

Science fiction has been predicting the future for over a century. But will these particular predictions come true?

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How To Be a Real Geek Girl (in 3 not-so-easy steps)

There’s a geek-girl controversy going on here at Forbes, thanks to an article by my fellow blogger, Tara Tiger Brown, who wrote a piece on fake geek girls. She wrote, “We just need to expose the posers for who they are and shine the light much more brightly on those that are the real deal.” But I say that we don’t need to tell faux geek girls to get off our geeky lawn.

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Posted in Forbes Science Fiction

Watch as Cancer Patient Is Overwhelmed by the Gift of Turtledove’s Advanced Novel

Nachu Bhatnagar has terminal cancer, and the teenager likely not live past June. Despite his sad position, he has something that all of us want: a kind and thoughtful best friend. What his buddy “Kivakid” did to ease his buddy’s suffering was, shall we say, unique.

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Posted in Forbes Science Fiction

Four John Carter Posters Evolve From Bad To Awesome

At last, things are looking up for John Carter. I spent yesterday bemoaning the lack of decent advertising for the upcoming film, a misstep that could cost Disney millions. But as of the release of the newest poster, I see I’ve been pleasantly mistaken.

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Posted in Forbes Science Fiction

12 Science Fiction/Fantasy Action Movies (That Happen to Be Romantic)

Science fiction films contain aliens and space battles, time-travelers, and often enough violence to sate the cravings of an 11-year-old boy. But many people overlook what we science fiction fans have known all along: SF/F can be deeply romantic. I’ve found a few movies that appeal to both the action lover and the romantic, no […]

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Posted in Intergalactic Medicine Show Science Fiction

How Do You Say “Uplift” in French? A look at translation in science fiction

Yael Sela-Shapiro did not wake up one morning and say, “I think I’ll translate English science fiction into Hebrew” — but after passing a test given by a small translation agency, it happened just the same. Armed with a slew of dictionaries and reference material, she began her work. One day, while translating Pullman’s His Dark Materials, she came across the words “General Oblation Board,” also known as “gobblers.”

And here’s the problem: Hebrew does not have a word for “oblation.”

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