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Category Archive: Science Fiction

Fantasy Universes You DON’T Want to Live In

If you’ve ever searched your wardrobe for a doorway to Narnia when you’re eight or waited for your letter from Hogwarts at 11, you’re not alone. A quick Google search reveals that many people seek to escape into a fantasy world. (You’ll also find a plethora of t-shirts designs centred around this escapism.) Source: http://po.st/s4sHHD But […]

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Alternate Realities of Singapore We Wished Were Real

Singapore is a safe country. But, as some would say, safe is boring. There are no mountains to climb, and most certainly, no dragons to slay. Don’t you wish that there’s more to life than this rat race? If you’ve ever imagined a man running and avoiding obstacles as you drove along TPE, or wielded […]

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JY Yang: Of Robots, Fairies and Jellybeans

Author JY Yang has made a huge contribution to Singapore’s literary scene with the short stories they published throughout Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Lackington’s. But their contribution doesn’t stop there. With their Tensorate series, JY Yang managed to seamlessly combine science fiction, eastern culture and Singlish. In the author’s own words, the series […]

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4 Sci-Fi Gadgets We Wished Were Real

Yes, we know. Sci-fi technology can be really dangerous. But what if it’s also really cool? Here are four gadgets we wished were real… even if they could possibly destroy of all humanity. 😉   The Babel Fish from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Our hapless protagonist Arthur Dent finds himself whisked away on […]

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Netflix Shows Based On Books

Netflix and chill may be perfect after a long day, but so is curling up with a good book! Comparisons are often made between books and their TV adaptations, and in our completely unbiased 😉 opinion, we always prefer the depth, intimacy and stimulation of a good read. What about you? Here are some popular […]

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