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Why You Should Go to Dragon*Con

Bryan Young | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Dragon*Con is like the Mardi Gras of geek conventions, a fan party that can be eye opening to some. It was so energetic and different to me, I wrote a book about it after my first time there.

Man of Steel: A Mach 10 Win Worldwide

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A favorite song can be like a favorite film. One can listen to a favorite song and seemingly never tire of listening to it. Just like one can watch a favorite film, and seemingly never tire of watching it.

Digital Fire: Give Us This Day Our Daily Tech

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

The Internet poses two questions to people every day: What are you wishing (searching) for right now? How much change (acceleration) can a culture end...

A Look Behind Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies, One of The Best Sci-Fi Shows in Years

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

Falling Skies seems most likely to be remembered as another distinguished entry in Steven Spielberg's huge body of work as a director and producer of science fiction.

Again With the Face-Eating Monsters

Mark Morford | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Oh, no. You guys. There is something under the ice. Alive. Malevolent. Bizarre. Enormously terrifying. It will soon hurl our entire cluster of space-traveling heroes into fits of insanity and violence and much panicked screaming. Oh, no.

Stephen Hawking Given Superhero Status

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 05/23/2013 11:44 AM EDT on LiveScience Living legend Stephen Hawking has already achieved superhero statu...

Trekkies Breathe New Life Into Beloved Spacecraft

Posted 04.25.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/25/2013 06:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com NEW YORK — Two "Star Trek" fans are boldly attempting what many have tried (...

Rejoice, Sci-Fi Fans: 'Defiance' Gets Alien Invasion Right

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Defiance" sets up plenty of interesting possibilities as it stakes out a diverting territory somewhere between the grittiness of "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Walking Dead" and the tidiness of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Revolution."

A Surge in Clone-Centric Movies

Leora Novick | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

Do we like the idea of cloning so much that we are willing to endure the same theme for the past 20-plus years? I decided to look back in history and find examples throughout the years to illustrate this point.

Maureen Ryan

Will This Sci-Fi Heroine Be The Next Ripley?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.10.2013 | TV

Fans of Ellen Ripley, rejoice: Starz's new drama "Incursion" will revolve around another formidable sci-fi heroine. "Spartacus" creator Steven DeK...

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Check Out This Amzing Animated Lesbian Sci-Fi Movie

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Take Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey, add the storyline between “Lynn” and “Finn” from the CW’s Girlfriends (currently off air), and mix it wi...

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Bryan Young | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV
Bryan Young

The show looks fantastic and lives up to the legacy of SyFy's Battlestar Galactica series in all the right ways. It's at once familiar, but everything is turned on its head, newer.

A Boy's Life

Tomer Kamerling | Posted 01.21.2013 | Books
Tomer Kamerling

He stayed out all night again. Melissa couldn't remember when he hadn't stayed out all night. Wrapped in a blanket on the rusty garden chair in front of the tool shed, a bag of candy in one hand and a flashlight in the other. Night after night. Year after year.

Why Are Americans so Fascinated with Zombies?

Quora | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Julio Rodriguez, Observer of the Human Condition I'm not certain that a fascination with zombies is...

WATCH: 'Castle' Pays Homage To 'Firefly' With Convention Episode

Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Nathan Fillion is keeping the "Firefly" torch burning even in his new(er) role -- this week's "Castle" paid homage to the short-lived Joss Whedon seri...

What The Force? Disney Can 'Protect' Star Wars, Says Fandom, George Lucas

Scott Thill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

Can an independent visionary who created a vast sci-fi entertainment multiverse really think that a pop-culture multinational can better protect his brainchild? You bet your asteroids, kid. And he's not alone.

Interview: Director Barry Levinson, The Bay and Being Independent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.

Indispensable 20th Century Italian Sci-Fi

Electric Literature | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-10-24-ElectricLiterature44.png Dino Buzzati is one of the great literary practitioners of the dark marvelous. To my mind, he constitutes one corner in the triangle of indispensable 20th century Italian fantasists, a status he shares with his contemporaries Italo Calvino and Tommaso Landolfi.

Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores Origins of Sexuality

Connor Hurley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Connor Hurley

Eden has been in love with Simon for years, and offers him an escape from his precarious position in society: a genetic virus that can alter his sexuality.

Koyakatsi: Enter the Civilization of Light With Director Ayoub Qanir

Jason Silva | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Silva

A potential break in the human continuum serves as the backdrop to filmmaker Ayoub Qanir's latest film project, Koyakatsi, equal parts science and art -- a mind-bending marriage of grit, fantasy and style.

10 Greatest Aliens

Michael Mallory | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Michael Mallory

These ten pop-culture visitors from another world have most completely infiltrated our collective consciousness and conquered our imaginations.

Anthropomorphism: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Yelling at Computers and Naming Roombas

Nathan Shedroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Nathan Shedroff

For less humanoid systems, people respond idiosyncratically. For example, some people name their Roomba vacuums and speak of them almost like a pet but others do not. So what aspects of a system might provide those triggers?

Who Do You Consider To Be the "Fathers of Science Fiction"?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Timothy Bushell, IT Director at CourseMonster The "big three" are Isaac Asimov, Robert A....

Syfy May Head Back To Space With 'Blake's 7' Reboot

Posted 08.22.2012 | TV

Eight years after Syfy reinvigorated the sci-fi TV genre with a reboot of "Battlestar Galactica," the cable network is looking to venture back to the ...