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Review -- Mad Max: Fury Road

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The original director George Miller has breathed new life into that classic franchise and the result is an absolutely riveting, visually arresting and perfectly acted film that sets up a netherworld where water and gasoline are at a premium, evildoers rule and humanity is down on its luck.

What Science Fiction Can Teach Us

Meghan McNamara | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Meghan McNamara

We're not trying to create a new generation of programmers and scientists. We're empowering a generation of women with the skills they need to make their own futures and the confidence to dream big and see alternatives to the way we live today.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

May 11th Marks National 'Twilight Zone' Day

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

While the original "Twilight Zone" series ended over 50 years ago, there's no shortage of fans looking to celebrate the groundbreaking sci-fi program....

Maddie Crum

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict What The Next 10 Years Will Bring

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, ...

Movie Review: Ex Machina -- Mechanical

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ex Machina is both tastily minimal and frustratingly simplistic. Alex Garland's directing debut (he wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine) is, in essence, a three-hander about three people in a house. OK, a high-tech mansion, but you get the point. 

What's It Like Working on a Film in Sub-Zero Temps Without Cell Phone Access?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Call these actors crazy or call them troopers - either way, their bravery in treading through harsh weather and barely any internet or cell phone access is what helped make Astraea come to life.

Can A Machine Exhibit Intelligence Indistinguishable From That Of A Human?

Fusion | Cara Rose DeFabio | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

“Ex Machina,” the sci-fi directorial debut of writer Alex Garland, is lonely, gorgeous and mind-twisting. It’s one of the most thought-pro...

ReThink Review: Ex Machina -- Our Androids, Ourselves

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There are so many questions we don't seem to be asking right now about the arrival of these potentially intelligent machines. And that is the genius of Alex Garland's film Ex Machina, a must-see that is one of the best, smartest, and most elegant films about artificial intelligence ever made.

Insurgent: Intense, Action-Packed and Touching

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Insurgent is filled with great scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat and your eyes glued to the big screen.

'The Divergent Series: Insurgent'

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Divergent Series: Insurgent doesn't change that dynamic much, but during its final minutes, it ups the visuals to a level that almost compensates for a weak beginning.

Book Review: Pulp Macabre: The Art of Lee Brown Coye's Final and Darkest Era

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Coye was a key figure in the "weird fiction" genre. This was a generation of writers and illustrators working in the specific world of horror, sci-fi and bizarre pulp books and magazines. We look at them now as masters of a disappearing craft.

Parents-To-Be Announce Pregnancy With Thrilling Sci-Fi Trailer

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents

This sci-fi-themed pregnancy announcement is quite ... otherworldly. Excited announcers: Indiana parents-to-be Dustin and Rheann Lowman Due date...

What Is 'Hard' Science Fiction?

Ben Bova | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Ben Bova

The rule of thumb for a writer of "hard" science fiction is that the writer is free to use anything his or her imagination can invent and depict -- so long as no one can show that it contradicts the tenets of known science.

If You Upload Your Mind To A Computer, Are You Still You?

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

One of the most mind-bending far future predictions you'll hear from some futurists is this: Eventually, the technology will exist to copy your brain ...

WATCH: A Century Of Sci-Fi Film In Just Four Minutes

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

I just watched over a hundred years of sci-fi crunched into four minutes. And beyond a fun trip down memory lane, I noticed a few things. The effects ...

Anne Serling Shares Memories of Her Iconic Father

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jill Rachel Jacobs

For fans of "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling was the cool, dark-haired, tight-jawed narrator with the distinctive voice, who took viewers on a suspenseful guided tour into another dimension, during the Golden Age of television. To Anne Serling, he was "Dad."

From 3D Printers to Self-Replicating Machines

Tim Ward | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

I've seen the future. It looks like a microwave oven, but inside, a small robot arm is zipping away, making things. As I watched this working three-D printer on display at the main in BHV department store in Paris, I remembered seeing my first fax machine in the 1980s.

The Producer's Work: An Interview With Park Chan-wook

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marcin J. Sobczak

The Producers' Work is an experiment created for the sole purposes of this blog. We want to take a closer look at the producers working in different areas of the art and entertainment industry.

Irina Dvalidze

Well, That Was SUPER Depressing.

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 12: Death in Heaven After last week's disappointingly shocking ...

Irina Dvalidze

That Was Disappointingly Obvious...

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 11: Dark Water With all the shade I've thrown at Steven Moffat ...

Cli-Fi Is Real

Scott Thill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

That we have been sleepwalking through such massive destabilization for decades proves that we are much better at consensually hallucinating than we are at separating our sciences and fictions.

Irina Dvalidze

Has A Friend Been A Villain All Along?

HuffingtonPost.com | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 10: In the Forest of the Night If we're being completely honest...

Welcome To The Clara Oswald Show

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 9: Flatline I'll admit my love of graffiti and digital art make...

ReThink Review: Young Ones -- Praying for Rain in the Sci-Fi West

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Young Ones is one of my favorite movies of 2014, combining aspects of science fiction and Westerns with Greek and Shakespearean tragedy in a beautifully realized, utterly realistic, lived-in world with age-old themes that continue to echo throughout the human experience.