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

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
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...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Richard Hatch Goes Back to Battlestar Galactica

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

A veteran of almost five decades in the film & television industry, Richard Hatch starred alongside Karl Malden on the final season of The Streets of ...

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...

The Crazy 'Game of Thrones' Theory That Could Resurrect a Fan Favorite

Thrillist | Posted 05.29.2016 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Matt Patches Credit: HBO The results of our Game of Thrones "dead character" bracket were clear: the world craves the return of Ned Stark,...

Lost in the Middle

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Saleem Ahmed

Since the start of this academic school year I have been working part-time at a public middle school in Philadelphia. Through several partnerships and an education grant, I was assigned to teach video production and media literacy to students during and after school.

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 Fest L.A. Takes Theatre to New Realms

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Now in its third year, Sci-Fest L.A., the world's only science fiction theatre festival, boldly goes beyond where live theatre has gone before, and pr...

From Brooklyn to Cannes: Everything's OK With Filmmaker Ace Salisbury

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Xaque Gruber

Twenty-eight-year-old, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Ace Salisbury was taking a shower (because that's where all great ideas originate) when he was struck ...

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

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.26.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

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...

An Experiment In Good Taste

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaffer

Whenever I'm working solo at the bakery counter, there's one small but very popular feature of the department that requires my ongoing supervision. I ...

Your Brief And Far-Out Guide To Afrofuturism

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts

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Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Can It Take Over?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Pradeep Aradhya

AI has been subject matter for science fiction for a long time now. Every SciFi show you can think of has a intelligent computer or robot as a sidekick or with some prominent role.

Actor Hale Appleman of SyFy's The Magicians Originally Auditioned For...

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.11.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Hale Appleman stars as "Eliot Waugh" in Syfy's dark, gritty, fantasy drama The Magicians. Hale Appleman's Twitter. Photo by Benjo Arwas. Hale Applem...

Small Miracles, Epic Battles: An Interview with Ken Liu

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 04.04.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Ken Liu's poetic, spellbinding collection of short stories ranges from science fiction to fantasy to everything in between, with one constant: the sto...

Dream it, do it!

Chevy Humphrey | Posted 03.09.2016 | Science
Chevy Humphrey

There is a fascinating new trend at the intersection of art and science that has really gotten my attention. In a nutshell, it is an exploration of i...

Eerie Sci-Fi Short Explores Quest To Feel 'Connected' With A Surprising Star

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion

An intense new sci-fi short from filmmaker Luke Gilford follows a woman's determined quest "to feel connected to anything, something." The 10-minute v...

How A 'New World' Would Look To One Of The Most Famous Pagans Alive

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion

The average writing day for pagan author Starhawk seems apt for someone whose spirituality is embedded in the magical qualities of nature. The 64-year...

On Writing, My Father, and Mortality

Eli Neugeboren | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Eli Neugeboren

I sometimes wonder if it's selfish of me not to have read all of my father's books, and to thereby be keeping the experience for myself, and not to be sharing it with him now.

What 'Star Wars' Can Tell Us About Political Risk

Global Risk Insights | Posted 02.11.2016 | 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?

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the hu...