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You Can Watch A Live Reading Of Orwell's 1984 Via Your Computer

Now that we're living in a world of pervasive surveillance, and Big Brother really is watching you, the D.C. Public Library is hosting a live reading of George Orwell's 1984 in its entirety. "Special guest readers" will take part, but you can also sign up to read — or watch the whole thing streaming on YouTube. »1/05/15 6:00pm1/05/15 6:00pm

10 Paranoid Science Fiction Stories That Could Help You Survive

It's not just paranoia. They really are watching you. The world we're living in is getting weirder and more dangerous all the time. So it's a good thing science fiction has been stockpiling dark mind-fraks for decades, full of smart survival strategies. Here are 10 paranoid science fiction tales that could keep you… »8/01/13 10:18am8/01/13 10:18am

Amazon Sales of George Orwell's 1984 Shot Up 7,000% This Week

In the aftermath of recent revelations concerning a top secret government surveillance program aimed at monitoring the personal and private interactions of mostly innocent civilians, many Americans are naturally concerned with what the future might hold for a country being run by an All-Seeing Eye. »6/13/13 12:57pm6/13/13 12:57pm

Andy Serkis is directing a family-friendly, motion-capture version of Animal Farm

Andy Serkis' stunning grasp of motion capture acting is one of the reasons Peter Jackson made him a second unit director on The Hobbit. Now the Gollum actor plans to apply those directing skills to a motion-capture project of his own: a new adaptation of George Orwell's political fable Animal Farm. »10/20/12 9:00am10/20/12 9:00am

The 'Banned Books' list is a hilariously depressing history of people missing the point

Educators thought Orwell's 1984 was promoting Communism. They thought Huxley's Brave New World made promiscuous sex "look like fun," and the book is "centered around negative activity." They thought the point of Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-5 was to promote "deviant sexual behavior." People burned Tolkien's Lord of the… »10/01/12 3:14pm10/01/12 3:14pm

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad

Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language… »6/21/12 3:23pm6/21/12 3:23pm

Street Artist Shepard Fairey Convinces Hollywood to make another 1984 movie

Break out your overalls — there's a new adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 on the horizon. The world's most famous dystopian narrative is coming back to the big screen. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's production company (Imagine Entertainment) is teaming up with LBI Entertainment to bring back the Ministry of Truth.… »3/22/12 11:55am3/22/12 11:55am