Tag Archives: The Martian

Weekly Poll: What Is the Best ‘Sciencey’ Science Fiction Movie?

Weekly Poll: What Is the Best ‘Sciencey’ Science Fiction Movie?

In this week’s poll, we want to hear what you think is the best of the sciencey science fiction. Read More

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Stack Overflow: Certain Doom

Stack Overflow: Certain Doom

“Game over, man! Game over!” There are a lot of moments in stories where doom seems all but certain, and the characters are sure that the end is imminent. In some cases, they’re right (see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) but at other times it’s simply an opportunity for an against-all-odds survival story. So, on that note, here are a bunch of stories about certain doom. Just be glad it’s not you. Read More

Between the Bookends: May 2015

Between the Bookends: May 2015

This merry month of May the GeekMoms have been stuck on Mars, trapped in a strange town, debating the merits of STEM and creativity in our schools, and solving puzzles in a future dystopia. Check out our reading lists as we get ready for the summer. Read More

Best Books of 2014

Best Books of 2014

“There’s more to life than books, you know. But not much.” So says the little Emily Martin print I bought for my wife for Christmas, which we now have hanging right near the doorway to our dining room/library. Yep, my family adores books, and so do a lot of us GeekDad contributors. Here are some of our favorite reads from 2014. Read More

My Summer 2014 Eclectic Reading List – Part 2

My Summer 2014 Eclectic Reading List – Part 2

Summer is over and school is well under way, and my book stack is slowly dwindling again. But it’s not quite back to a reasonable 3-4 titles that I can typically handle in a week. And new books continue to come in! I had considered declaring Book Bankruptcy and starting from zero again, but I just can’t do that… there are just too many good books to share.
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The Martian — Mars Meets MacGyver

The Martian — Mars Meets MacGyver

Do you remember that scene in Apollo 13 when the engineer dumps a bunch of parts on the table and tells the other engineers in the room they need to create a carbon dioxide filter using nothing but that pile of parts? Did that scene totally make you smile? Yes? Then grab a copy of The Martian before anyone ruins it for you and read it. Seriously Read it. You won’t regret it. Read More