Tagged dystopia

This Week in Geek (1/16/17–1/22/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 16th through Sunday, January 22nd. Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts When: Monday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a figure-drawing salon at the Waterbury Center at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a three-hour drawing session...

Malware of the Future and More with Author Shale Nelson

I’ve been familiar with Minnesota author Shale Nelson’s writing for a few years now, so it was no surprise to me that a short story of his was honored by a major anthology, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015. His writing spans prose, poetry, and various destinations in between, but no matter what the style or subject there is always a trickster element to his fiction. We took some time to talk about what is going on...

Waiting for Mockingjay? These Dystopian YA Series Will Scratch Your Hunger Games Itch

If you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until November 20, when final big-screen installment in the Hunger Games film series, based on the books by Suzanne Collins, is released. Full disclosure: when the first movie came out, a girlfriend and I went to the midnight showing at the Mall of America. It was us and a theater full of teenagers with Katniss-inspired side braids. We were old enough to be their moms—very young moms, come on now—and...

Reviewing the Indie Author: Alice in Deadland

Welcome back to Reviewing the Indie Author, where we look at books by self-published and independent-press authors. Alice in Deadland, a trilogy by author Mainak Dhar, takes place after a virus has been released and humans turn into what are called Biters. They attack without reason, and anyone who feels their teeth will turn into one. Alice is a 15-year-old girl who has only known a life of Biters; her family survived nuclear attacks and now lives in the...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Blade Runner

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and focus specifically on the films themselves. It’s funny....

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—The Adjustment Bureau

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and focus specifically on the films themselves. I’m almost...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—A Scanner Darkly

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and focus specifically on the films themselves. This week,...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Minority Report

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will try to stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and aim to focus specifically on the...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Screamers

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I thought I’d delve into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will try to stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and aim to focus...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Paycheck

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I thought I’d delve into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will try to stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and aim to focus...
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