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Science fiction novels started quite a while back – with some of their authors envisioning things that are now a reality. (Though Frankenstein’s monster has, thankfully, yet to make an appearance.) https://amysmartgirls.com/mary-shelley-meet-the-teenage-girl-who-invented-science-fiction-3735d785411c https://www.famousauthors.org/h-g-wells http://mentalfloss.com/article/546405/facts-about-jules-verne And my personal favourite of these, https://io9.gizmodo.com/5616081/how-edgar-rice-burroughs-became-one-of-the-twentieth-centurys-biggest-scifi-authors I devoured all of his Mars & Pellucidar books as a teen. And the […]


If you live in Canada, today is Family Literacy Day, a day ABC Life Literacy Canada created back in 1999 to encourage families to read, play, and learn together as a family. So if you’re Canadian – and even if you’re not – grab a book and share it with your children. Books written specifically […]


Yes, there really is such a day. It started in 2007 on a social site called Koala Wallop. The original idea was for participants to pretend to be people from an earlier time who have landed in our time and are either fascinated or terrified by the experience. Alternatively, they could pretend they were from […]


On October 30th, 1938, actor Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre Group caused a nation-wide panic with a radio broadcast of a play adapted from the science fiction novel, The War of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells. That this was just a play was clearly stated in the introduction, but close to a million of […]

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