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Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Upcoming Sci-Fi Blockbusters

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.06.2017 | Comedy

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has cast a critical eye over some upcoming sci-fi movies, and he’s not all that impressed with what he sees. For ...

Syfy's Newest Hero Talks About His Role In The Hit Show "The Expanse"

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.21.2017 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

NPR praised The Expanse last year as the best science fiction in a decade for its grasp of physics in a future unlike ours. The characters live two h...

Oculus Touch Just Launched. Here Are The Standout Titles.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The long-awaited Oculus Touch system has officially launched, with 53 titles now available. At Oculus Connect 3 in October, I had a chance to try out ...


Dwight Brown | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Nearly 40 years ago Close Encounters of the Third Kind set the bar very high for sci-fi films that eschewed conventional all-out action sequences and garnered their strength from immense suspense, evocative visuals and mind-numbing mystery. Arrival is in that same elite category. Brainy. Intense. Scary. It joins a very exclusive club.

To the Brain and Back - "Fantastic Voyage" pulsed by Anatomy from Asimov

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.15.2016 | Science
Joseph Cooper

Even those of us who are not Sci Fi fans and who are not disposed to science fantasy can marvel (still!) at the depictions of the microscopic worlds that inhabit our bodies and are beyond the imaginations of most of us.

Arrival: Squid Pro Quo

Seth Shostak | Posted 11.10.2016 | Entertainment
Seth Shostak

A major new sci-fi film, Arrival, deals with these and other frequently ignored matters. Its unconventional style is both understated and cerebral.

Connecting Every Neuron: The Future Of Brain-Mapping And Illness Discovery

Nikhil Reddy | Posted 08.25.2016 | Science
Nikhil Reddy

A reality of science is understanding that the more we peer and examine, the more our studies elude us.

Star Trek Beyond

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The big debate shouldn't be if this is the best Star Trek film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether Star Trek Beyond is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Author Of ‘The 100’ Series On The Centuries-Long History Of Dystopias

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts Kass Morgan studied 19th-century literat...

11 Excellent Summer Reads for Your Book Club

Kirkus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home

Breezy with substance; an absorbing summer read." Adams' sensitive debut follows a tightknit quartet of college friends as they navigate their shifting relationships--and evolving identities--over the course of two decades.

This 400-Year-Old Story Might Be The First-Ever Sci-Fi Book

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts

Science fiction is a vast expanse. It covers powerful spells, man-made monsters, jaunts through space, and pessimistic speculations about the future a...

Badass Women Sci-Fi Writers Are The Real Heroines We Need

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts

Earlier this week, a rousing headline shot at warp-speed across browsers and Twitter feeds: Women Swept The 2015 Nebula Awards, taking home the presti...

Sci-Fi Drawings Explore A World Beyond Reality And Today's Technology

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts

Do you remember the first time you thought that maybe -- just maybe -- there was more to reality than meets the eye? Maybe you had a hunch that your s...

Alisa Knows What to Do: The Mystery of the Last Truenox

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.25.2017 | Teen

Based on the supremely popular stories by Soviet science fiction writer Kir Bulychov, Alisa Knows What to Do is a 3D series produced by Russian studio...

Kevin Costner's 'Criminal' Captures Us

Thelma Adams | Posted 04.16.2017 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

Orange is the new black for one-time A-lister Kevin Costner in Ariel Vroman's crazy sci-fi espionage actioner Criminal. Costner plays the gnarly Jeric...

When Aliens Arrived On Oscar Weekend: 'UFO Diary' Recreates the Battle of Los Angeles

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942, wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, however, no aircraft wreckage was ever recovered.

Why Should Women Have a Voice in Sci-Fi? Introducing My Film UFO Diary

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Women have been the stars of many of our biggest sci-fi films recently. This has been a very welcome development - but we need more women behind the camera as creators of sci-fi, as well.

Martian Author, Andy Weir, Answers: Is "Interstellar" A Good Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home

The atmosphere of Mars is only about 1/200th the density of Earth's. It does get 150km/h windstorms, but the inertia from the thin atmosphere is so small it would feel like a gentle breeze. So there's just no way a storm could do that kind of damage.

What 'Star Wars' Can Tell Us About Political Risk

Global Risk Insights | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Global Risk Insights

The human race has never known any limits to the imagination. From energy exploration on the moon to the space act signed last November by the Obama administration, space and science fiction mixes seamlessly into the possibilities of innovation and future opportunities. What lessons does this genre hold for analysts and researchers of international affairs, economics and political risk?

May the Torch Be With You

Brian Caldirola | Posted 02.06.2017 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola


WiSHCon Enters the Convention Industry, Looks to Break Down Barriers for Women

Alex Lyman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment
Alex Lyman

The entertainment industry has become increasingly interactive between creators, actors, and fans. Between social media and the various conventions an...

How Moms Made Star Wars Cool

Heather Brooker | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Heather Brooker

I feel fairly safe in writing my thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens now. I mean, it made $238 million dollars on opening weekend so if you haven...

Can the Sci Fi V2.0 of The Martian Net an Oscar?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

While the buzz surrounding The Martian, the 2015 film based on Andy Weir's novel, directed by the brilliant Ridley Scott, appears to circle more 'round scientific accuracy, its flight of fancy shortcomings (it is, after all a sci fi film, not a documentary) are less for me at issue.

The Imperfect Superhero

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 12.11.2016 | Arts
Pavita Singh, MPH

You don't need to fly over buildings or shoot lasers with your eyes in order to be a superhero(ine). Having the courage to look within yourself and to show your true colors can be what it takes to have a lasting impact on the world.

The Dystopian Future Of The Universe, According To Twitter

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

According to novelist Adam Johnson’s visions of the near future, we’ll soon spend most of our time socializing with robots that are fed dialogue a...