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We Loved Being Stranded on Mars with The Martian

By Matt HecklerJune 17, 2014
We love reading about post-apocalyptic nightmares and blood-sucking demonic folk, but it’s important that us sci-fi nerds return to our roots from time to time: stories about astronauts getting into trouble doing relatively routine stuff. Sound boring? Well, The Martian is anything but. ... More  →
We Loved Being Stranded on Mars with The Martian

The MindHut 2014 Summer Reading List

By Matt HecklerJune 16, 2014
Summer is here, and it’s time to sort out our to-read piles! There’s some science to deciding what to read next, as there are a bunch of books becoming movies soon (or have become already) and we definitely want to get to those before seeing the movie versions. Basically More  →
The MindHut 2014 Summer Reading List

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Finales Ever

By Matt HecklerJune 9, 2014
A great finale for a science fiction or fantasy show seems like a rare occurrence, because so often our favorite shows are cancelled before they get a chance to wrap everything up. When we do get a great show that legitimately gets to tell the story the creator sets out to t More  →
The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Finales Ever

10 Amazing Green-Ovations That Can Save Our Lives

By Matt HecklerJune 6, 2014
Green technology is the way of the future. Everything from our cellphones to our cars are becoming more energy efficient and better for the environment, thanks to inventors working with companies who legitimately want to make things more eco-friendly. Whether or not this is More  →
10 Amazing Green-Ovations That Can Save Our Lives

5 Awesome YouTube Covers of Songs from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

By Matt HecklerJune 5, 2014
Cover songs are a tricky minefield. On one hand, imitation is the highest form of flattery and what better way to flatter than you present your own take on a beloved classic. On the other hand, LEAVE OUR MUSIC ALONE! If it ain't broke, don't ... More  →
5 Awesome YouTube Covers of Songs from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Humans Meet Lobster-like Aliens in A Darkling Sea

By Matt HecklerMay 28, 2014
It’s impossible not to think of classic sci-fi like Star Trek when reading A Darkling Sea, the first novel by James L. Cambias. It has a classic “humans meeting new alien species” thing going on that seems like it’s straight out of the sci-fi of ... More  →
Humans Meet Lobster-like Aliens in A Darkling Sea

9 Geeky Ways to Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend

By Matt HecklerMay 23, 2014
Memorial Day is one of those holidays where the plans are rarely concrete. Some families have barbecues, some like parades, and some don’t do a thing but enjoy that extra day off. For geeks like us, there’s a whole world of possibilities for using that extra day and taki More  →
9 Geeky Ways to Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend

We Saw X-Men: Days of Future Past, and IT'S AWESOME!

By Matt HecklerMay 23, 2014
If you’re as big of an X-Men fan as we are, then we have good news: X-Men: Days of Future Past is the movie we’ve all been waiting for. Although there a couple of legitimate comic book movie classics in the series already, X-Men: Days ... More  →
We Saw X-Men: Days of Future Past, and IT'S AWESOME!

14 Essential Cyberpunk Novels

By Matt HecklerMay 22, 2014
Science fiction is known for its ability to occasionally predict the future. Isaac Asimov talked about robots way before they became a reality, and Arthur C. Clarke predicted portable computer tablets way back in 1968, to name a few. If there’s a single subgenre that has a More  →
14 Essential Cyberpunk Novels

Biggest Dinosaur Ever Discovered in Argentina

By Matt HecklerMay 20, 2014
A group of paleontologists from Argentina unveiled the biggest dinosaur EVER on Saturday, a so-called Titanosaur. Named for the mythical Titans of Ancient Greece, the actual specific species of these ginormous dinos hasn't been decided yet, as Titanosaur is more of an umbrella term rather ... More  →
Biggest Dinosaur Ever Discovered in Argentina
About the Author
Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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