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In Six Words, Sci-Fi Comes Alive

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."  The tragic story told in these six, simple words -- a story often, though perhaps apocryphally, attributed ...

Dystopia Is Real: These Sci-Fi Writers Wrote Stories For Microsoft

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

“We’re running out of time,” the hero of our story wails, “the villain will be here any minute!” It’s a gripping...

Finding Myself in a Book

Kelly Haworth | Posted 11.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelly Haworth

Writing this book let me express the emotions of trying to figure everything out -- the pain, the awkwardness and the strength -- and I emerged on the other side knowing that this pendulum inside me, this duality of male and female was exactly who I was.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reads Mean Tweets About His Movie Commentary

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment

People are being mean to Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter and now it's his turn to respond. As part of a semi-ongoing series on the National Geo...

Screenwriting Wisdom From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Forget Dystopias, These Sci-Fi Writers Opt For Optimism Instead

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts

It’s hot, and you’re walking. Shuffling, actually. You’ve spanned a seemingly endless chalk-dry plane, and you’re thirsty, ru...

Don't Miss 'Credence,' Which Puts A Gay Twist On The Sci-Fi Genre

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices

A new British film that puts a gay twist on the science fiction genre is now available to stream online.  Directed by Mike Buonaiuto, "Cr...

Exploring Space and Interstellar Travel: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon. Ever since then, space exploration has inspired generations of Americans; General Charles Bolden, surprisingly, was not one of them.

25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future Trilogy

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

As the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future is being celebrated, we look back at the surprising facts and trivia surrounding the eventual franchise that has stood the test of time.

11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.12.2015 | Science

These days its hard to tell science and science fiction apart -- we're gardening in space, cars are driving themselves, and invisibility cloaks a...

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.

Play With the 'Dragon's Hoard': Jane Lindskold on Libraries

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Bestselling and award-winning American author Jane Lindskold loves libraries. It is therefore fitting that she appeared at this year's Library of Congress National Book Festival, which celebrated its 15th anniversary on September 5.

13 Top Scientists' Favorite Books And Movies

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.06.2015 | Science

There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but sci-fi books and movies have inspired some of the greatest minds of today.  "Th...

Don't Remake Forbidden Planet

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

There have been rumors of remakes. James Cameron was supposed to work on this but he's been tied up with Avatar sequels for some time. What I fear is a CGI blowout that overwhelms the story (a good example of this is War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise).

Hopping Through Time With Ursula K. Le Guin

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

In a 1966 novel, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote about a little device -- about the size of a lunchbox -- that allows its owner to communicate across land ma...

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

Lincoln 2.0?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran

Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 - an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran


14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and my...

Arrested Memory - 'Justice Is Mind'

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science
Pamela Glasner

No, this isn't a story about the tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease, it's about your own memories being used as evidence against you in a court of law. Science fiction? I thought so, but not anymore.

Physics of Marketing: Portals and Branding

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

In developing brand identities for companies and products, marketers do their best to penetrate buyer brains. How? They create marketing instruments such as names, logos, slogans, jingles and mascots to do what is analogous to non-invasive brain surgery.

Purple Is the New Black

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

There are many races on Defiance each with their own language, the Irathians, the Indogene, Liberatas, Sensoths. Defiance brings a whole new universe of conflict and danger.


Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

We Will Never Leave Earth

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

We will, never, leave Earth. Except as dust and ashes and minerals, returned to the sender, to be light, burning, in someone else's stars.

The Science of Ant-Man

Kieran Dickson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Kieran Dickson

Ant-Man's suit has been the subject of a great deal of scientific speculation in recent months, from fans wanting to know if they'll ever be able to shrink down to 'Ant Size,' to scientists speculating on the potential such a suit could have, Scott Lang may not be as mighty as Thor, but he sure is sparking debate.