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EDITORIAL: The scariest scene ever
Oct23

EDITORIAL: The scariest scene ever

The scariest movie scene ever filmed does not take place in a graveyard, asylum, or Transylvanian castle. Rather, it is set in a school nurse’s office. You won’t find any better combination of quality and value. Cheap cialis online! Erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment can be effective. In Risky Business (1983), high school senior Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise) misses two midterms after he accidently sinks his father’s Porsche in Lake...

FILM REVIEW: Gravity
Oct09

FILM REVIEW: Gravity

Star Trek’s optimistic vision of interstellar travel is said to have inspired countless young people to pursue careers in space exploration. Indeed, Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut, has specifically cited the original television series as an inspiration. cialis for sale With Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón has crafted a science fiction film that has precisely the opposite effect. Not only did Gravity make me...

Mac finds greater ties to sci-fi community
Sep12

Mac finds greater ties to sci-fi community

Starting on Friday, the university will host “Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre,” a conference in honour of renowned Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer. Sawyer recently spoke with ANDY about his archival donation to McMaster.

EDITORIAL: Where my concrete desert blooms
Sep11

EDITORIAL: Where my concrete desert blooms

This past summer, I had the opportunity to teach an English class for foreign exchange students from China. I wondered how, in the short time we had together, I could offer them a glimpse of this city that they might find inspiring in some small way. I’ve spent a lot of time the past few years thinking about place – what makes places meaningful? What makes them worth caring for? What draws us to a place? What drives us away? They’re...

INTERVIEW: Science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer
Sep11

INTERVIEW: Science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer

In the galaxy of science fiction writers, Robert J. Sawyer is a particularly shining star. Author of 23 novels, Sawyer has received all three of the most prestigious awards for best science fiction novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Mississauga-based writer is one of only eight people in history to accomplish this feat, and the only Canadian. Soon, the documents that gave rise to this...