8 Science Fiction Books by Women

In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus, which is considered by many to be the first true science fiction novel. Since then, many women have written other great science fiction. Unfortunately, too much of it was either not published, because it was written by women, or their work was not recognized as science…
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Read Like an Astronaut

So you want to be an astronaut? You know it’s not really like Armageddon, right? (And you really hope it’s not like The Martian.) Because in real life, it’s a lot more like the movie Apollo 13. Speaking of Apollo missions, Apollo 8 was the first time humans went to the moon and back. They…
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Happy 19th birthday, Buffy!

This month, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 19. (Okay, the TV series turns 19. The movie that came first turns 24.) "A vampire in love with a slayer. It's rather poetic...in a maudlin sort of way." --Rupert Giles As I was saying: the TV series started 19 years ago. If you're a big Buffy fan…
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March 10 Is MAR1O Day

March 10 is MAR1O Day. How many famous Marios do you know? There are Marios who sing, like Mario Lanza, whose life and career are documented in Mario Lanza, and just Mario, whose most recent album is D.N.A. There are Marios who write, like Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, and Mario Vargas Llosa, whose latest…
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