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Fantasy Of the High Seas: An Interview with Alyx Dellamonica, Author of "The Nature of a Pirate"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

When Sophie Hansa is dropped into the archipelago world of Stormwrack, she is faced with a challenge: Is she dealing with magic, or science? An altern...

High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

A dystopian world in which war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength doesn’t seem all that far-fetched to some students now studyi...

Dominique Tipper Takes Charge

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2017 | Women
Lev Raphael

The Cold War may be history for us, but 200 years from now in The Expanse, it's heating up between fading Earth and her scrappy, wealthy former colony...

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...

Get Ready For Season Two Of "The Expanse"

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.21.2017 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I fell in love with aliens and outer space in second grade. No, I wasn't abducted. Not exactly. My brother was a big fan of Golden Age science fict...

Great Science Fiction Isn’t Just About Facts. It’s About Imagination.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.09.2017 | Arts

Warning: if you haven’t watched “The OA” but plan to, we don’t recommend spoiling it by reading this post. When Andy Weir first self-publishe...

Early Signpost of The Trump Era: Heinlein's 'Future History' and Asimov's 'Foundation' at 75

William Bradley | Posted 01.06.2017 | Entertainment
William Bradley

As the bizarre, toxic yet darkly fascinating year 2016 has faded completely into an unknown 2017, a question or two occurs with relevance to the next ...

A Science Fiction Grand Master Speaks: "Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

The influence of Robert Silverberg on the science fiction genre is vast: the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner and Grand Master is often cited as ...

How Popular Dystopia Allows Us To Keep Real Horrors At Arm's Length

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.16.2016 | Arts

When I woke up last Wednesday and drifted, husk-like, into the office, the world felt warped. The Brooklyn streets around me, which voted by roughly ...

Arrival

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.

Surviving Doomsday: Of Wolves And Penguins

Carla Marcantonio | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
Carla Marcantonio

Note: plot spoilers contained herein. As I try to redirect or just manage to do something else with my angst over what may happen on Election Day oth...

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.

We Need More Sci-Fi Movies That Celebrate Otherness

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.11.2016 | Arts

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Warning: this post...

What Do Designers Think of the User Interfaces on the Tablets in Westworld?

Quora | Posted 11.09.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

What do designers think of the user interfaces on the tablets in Westworld? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

Spocking fives

Tom Falco | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

There is a former prime minister named Sir Wilfrid Laurier on Canada's five dollar bill and since Leonard Nimoy's death, the bills have been marked up...

3 Ways 'Stranger Things' Echoes Sunday School

Laura A Boggs | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Laura A Boggs

There are a few ways to watch a show like Stranger Things, the smash Netflix series everyone and their eighties-lovin' brother is binging on: a) You c...

I Sing The Body Insectile: David Cronenberg's The Fly At Thirty

Michael Darer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

There are few filmmakers quite like David Cronenberg. The Canadian auteur, primarily known for his films' fascination with "body horror," has always had a gift for elevating the grotesque, pulling from the most visceral unnerving decay something distressingly human.

Quick Facts You Didn't Know About 'Star Trek Beyond'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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7 Sci-Fi Writers Predict The Future Of The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts

The 2016 Summer Olympics haven’t even started yet, and they’re already a mess. No matter which way you look at it ― politically, economically, e...

Poets and Aliens: An Interview with Daniel Arenson, Author of "Earth Alone"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

A bestseller less than a month after its release, Daniel Arenson's military science fiction novel Earth Alone is full of soul. Set in a horrid dystopia in which Earth has been devastated by alien invaders, the book is about the humanity that shines even in a time of privation and war.

San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Once again it is time for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comicon, the "Woodstock for Geeks" which is a celebration of comic book...

'Star Wars' Was Nearly Ruined By A Hacky Alien Invasion Storyline

Inverse | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Inverse

In nearly twenty Star Wars novels published between 1999 and 2003, a giant alien invasion trope threatened the galaxy, and the legitimacy of Star Wars right along with it.

If Aliens Ever Attack Earth, We Need To Protect The Moon Or Die Trying

Inverse | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science
Inverse

If hostile aliens were to blow our moon to bits or cause some serious damage to it, human would be in serious trouble -- even if we managed to successfully repel an extraterrestrial threat.

A.I. Writes a Screenplay, Screenwriters Breathe a Sigh of Relief

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Despite what you've likely read in the headlines on social media and the internet recently -- we have yet to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can write an amazing screenplay.

What Purpose Would Screenwriters Have in Elon Musk's Simulation Existence?

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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