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More Than Just Memes

More Than Just Memes

Every summer, a convention called RTX is held in Austin, Texas. It’s a kind of merger between gamer culture and internet culture, and last year’s event brought in around 30,000 attendees. This is especially amazing because the first RTX was [...]

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On Our List: April 2015

On Our List: April 2015

"Despite reading a ridiculous number of eBook versions of really great stories while at work, my April OOL goes to the paperback that spends most days in my backpack, carted around Chicago.  Though I borrowed The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier [...]

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REVIEW: The Just City by Jo Walton

REVIEW: The Just City by Jo Walton

After finishing up with the soul-crushing The Song of Achilles in February (the review of which you can find here), I was in the mood for some more fiction involving Greek mythos. Lo and behold, Jo Walton’s The Just City [...]

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Book Club: PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia Butler

Book Club: PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia Butler

Join us for the Growing issue with a post-apocalyptic novel from one of the greatest speculative fiction writers in history, Octavia Butler. In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future Lauren Olamina [...]

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Competitive Gaming

Competitive Gaming

The medium of video games is one like no other. They can have production values and stories in the same way that movies and TV shows can, but they also are beginning to be played professionally. Players all over the [...]

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Editor’s Letter: How Much Taller

Editor’s Letter: How Much Taller

When our class had our official measurements in gym class during fourth grade, I was, at age nine, 48 inches tall, which amounts to four feet flat.  In our seventh-grade gym class measurements, I was five feet and two inches [...]

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