Category Archives: Sci-Fi

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A H&S Expert’s Verdict on the Death Star, the TARDIS, and Other Fictional Workplaces

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there is an engineer scratching his head over a potentially big problem. He explains to his employer that somewhere on the surface of the enormous battle-station he’s been hired to help build, there is an uncovered exhaust port. The port is no bigger than a […]

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5 Fandom Friday: Fandom Deaths I Just Can’t Even

By: Meg Humphrey Intense emotional investment in fictional characters is nothing new for those deep in fandom. A little piece of us goes with every character that was important to us and we mourn them as we would a flesh and blood friend. These are the deaths that my heart will never heal from. Dr. […]

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How To Be A Star Wars fan As A Black Girl Nerd

By:  Dr. Gina Moore-Sanders [This post originally appeared on one of our favorite geeky blogs, Black Girl Nerds. Be sure to check them out and subscribe!] Star Wars is my first fandom and I LOVE IT! The number of Black girls and women at Star Wars conventions are miniscule compared to that in other fandoms. It […]

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Star Trek in the Park

By: Meg Humphrey   I have become a Star Trek fan thanks to the 2009 reboot movie. I know that there are a lot of old school fans who scoff at this, but that’s just fine with me. Since my first taste, I’ve gone back and all of The Next Generation and parts of Deep […]

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New Jedi Order: an Overview

By: Meg Humphrey   I recently finished my first read through of the New Jedi Order. New Jedi Order is a nineteen book long series within the Star Wars Legends Universe (formerly known as the Expanded Universe) that takes place between twenty-five and twenty-nine years after the Battle of Yavin. I had read the first […]

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Podcastle: Feminist Fantasy Audio Fiction

By: Leah Zoller Considering the underrepresentation of women authors and protagonists in literature, film, and publication, I feel that sharing and promoting media that demonstrate gender balance is critical to changing the genre. Today I’m pleased to review Podcastle, a free weekly podcast of audio fantasy fiction. Produced by Escape Artists, Podcastle branched out of […]

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Under the Skin: An Intense & Unnerving Sci-Fi Film

By: Jen Richards Jonathan Glazer’s latest film, Under the Skin, is one that invokes strong feelings. Based loosely on the book by Michel Faber, and starring Scarlett Johansson, it is a creepy, close up look at what it is like for a being not of this world to experience it. Glazer has been compared to both […]