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DYSTOPIA BOOKS A TO Z

Brought to you by the OBS Staff Dystopia Books   A: And Chaos Died by Joanna Russ (1970). In a future where the world is grossly-overpopulated, another world is discovered, with little population. The people on the other planet, cherish nature, and have opposite qualities as future Earth. B: The … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: THE ROAD BY CORMAC MCCARTHY

The Road Cormac McCarthy  Reviewed by OBS staff member Erin Summary: The Road follows an unnamed father and son journeying together toward the sea for many months across a post-apocalyptic landscape, some years after a great, unexplained cataclysm. Civilization has been destroyed and it seems that all life except … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE ROAD

“When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of night he’d reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray than each one that had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 30TH: SCIENCE IN SCI FI, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND REAL BOOK LOVERS READ SCI FI

Can I get some Science with my Fiction? By Matthew S. Dent I’ve been thinking about what precisely science-fiction is. It covers a great deal of subgenres, some of which I’ve written in. But the fundamental idea behind it is in the name, I think. Science-fiction. Equal measures of each. … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR JAN 8: MARTIAN IN TIBET & THREE-NOVEL TIE IN TO BEING HUMAN

Source: io9 A MARTIAN IN TIBET What happens when a Martian woman discovers scientific anomalies in a Tibetan lamasery? Find out in our exclusive story from the recently-releasedApex Book of World SF, edited by Lavie Tidhar. The anthology is packed with terrific stories from science fiction writers all over the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN. 2ND: NEW EVERNIGHT AND PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, AND DOOMED EARTH

New Evernight Book: Hourglass preview Love the Evernight series? The third book, Hourglass, comes out March 9th, but you can read the first 15 pages right now. Here’s the summary from Claudia Gray’s site: “After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek … Continue reading

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ARE WE DROWNING IN DYSTOPIAS?

By Ella Saltmarshe at Treehugger When we think about the future of the world, it’s mostly bad. I’m not sure when this dawned on me. It could have been while watching Dune or Children of Men or The Road or perhaps while reading Margaret Atwood’s brilliant new Armageddon novel, The … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DEC. 4: THE ROAD, H.P. LOVECRAFT, VAMPIRES, NEW FANTASY, AND THE HUNGER GAMES

From The List UK: Best of a decade: Books The top ten books of the decade are led by a sci-fi book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. 1. Cormac McCarthy – The Road (2006): Already considered one of the finest novels of the modern era, Cormac McCarthy’s compelling and relentless … Continue reading

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THE ROAD REVIEW

www.cbc.ca:In a decade full of apocalyptic visions and survival tales, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road has been among the most potent and moving. The 2006 novel, lovingly rendered in John Hillcoat’s new film, takes a well-worn sci-fi scenario and re-shapes it into a sombre meditation on morality, faith and the power … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: MOVIE RELEASES FOR NOVEMBER 25TH

With Thanksgiving this Thursday, all movies have been released on Wed. Some of these make me wish I lived in the limited release areas. Princess and the Frog (NY, LA, Nationwide Dec. 11th) Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy, Musical (G) (From Comingsoon.net) Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical “The Princess … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR NOV. 23RD:THE ROAD, AVATAR, FORBIDDEN PLANET AND DARK VOID

By Sheila Roberts at Collider: Viggo Mortensen Interview THE ROAD Directed by John Hillcoat, The Road is an adventure story, a horror story, a road movie and ultimately a love story between a father and his son and a man and his wife. It’s also a celebration of the inextinguishable … Continue reading

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