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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.

Sense8-tional

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.

Technology: Natural Development or Borrowed Science Fiction?

Allan Lennon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weird News
Allan Lennon

Spare a thought for those pioneering nerds, geeks and dreamers when using your next piece of cutting edge technology; you may owe your thanks by proxy to a Jedi or a starship captain.

10 New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books To Explore This Summer

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts

Vacation season, ahoy! If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can always set off to faraway fictional lands with a new science-fiction or fant...

What Are the Differences Between Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica Fans?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Star Wars fans are people who enjoy high fantasy, mythic stories. They like action, drama, romance and teasing out deeper significances to the characters and plot points, relating them to other myths and archetypes in literature. They like technology to be fun and futuristic without needing to understand how it works.

Ernest Cline's 'Armada' Soars to the Stars of Sci-Fi

Steven Petite | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Ernest Cline's highly anticipated follow-up to his 2011 bestseller, Ready Player One, is just hours away from being released to the public. For whatever reason, novelists who achieve widespread critical and commercial success with their first novel are always under a microscope when a new novel is released.

'Black Mirror'-Inspired Photography Exhibition Proves Reality Can Be Stranger Than Sci-Fi

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

"If technology is a drug -- and it does feel like a drug -- then what, precisely, are the side effects?" Charlie Brooker, the creator of British telev...

Six Cultural Faux Pas When Working at Star Trek's Starfleet

Quora | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If that cute ship's counselor won't give you the time of day, why not just recreate her in the holodeck? It must be tempting, but can go horribly wrong if the objects of your "recreational" programs find out what you've been up to.

'Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War' by P. W. Singer & August Cole

Words After War | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Words After War

Written by P.W. Singer and August Cole, two well-known figures in defense policy circles, Ghost Fleet chronicles the outbreak and eventual resolution of an imagined war between the United States and China.

Truth Through Fiction

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

From Shakespeare to Hemingway the deep understandings of humanity, the "truth" of our nature and our way of being, was expressed through stories. The stories may have been fiction, but at their pinnacle they illuminated the truth about ourselves.

Truth through Fiction

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

There is so much to see, and yet you must learn how to see. Gary Grossman - Old Earth Socrates, Plato and Aristotle gave us our first glimpse into see...

Starset to Deliver Out-of-This-World Performance at Long Island Planetarium

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Starset, whose unique style has been dubbed "cinematic rock," isn't your average rock band. That's thanks in large part to lead singer Dustin Bates, who as a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and a former teacher at the International Space University, is anything but your average musician.

Star Wars Tech vs. Star Trek Tech: Who Wins?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

We have hyper engines that go through hyperspace compared to warp drives that travel through normal space at FTL speeds. Technical data books indicate that the speeds and range of hyper drives are greater, however.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality

Steven Petite | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?

The Greatest Video Game Novel: Revisiting Ready Player One

Steven Petite | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Novels focused around gaming are somewhat of an oddity since they are such a distinct subtype of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Why It Took 40 Years to See a Gay Character on Star Trek

Matt Baume | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Star Trek, when it worked, showed us humanity at its best. And that the show never considered gays and lesbians to be a part of that best, even after all these years, is worse than disappointing.

How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

Singularity University | Steven Kotler | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal the...

Maureen Ryan

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' And 'Other Space' Take Off As Comedy's Center Of Gravity Shifts

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

It’s hard not to feel both concerned and excited about the state of comedy on TV right now. Comedy Central alone boasts a murderer’s row of ste...

Could X-Wings Fly in Real Life?

Quora | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

First let's assume you mean could it fly here on Earth in our atmosphere. Anything can fly in space in zero gravity with the right propulsion on it, even a brick.

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.

The Top 10 Science-Themed Movies From The Past 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science

From dystopian futures in space to documentaries about real-life breakthroughs, we saw a lot of great science movies come out in the past decade. ...

Original 'War Of The World' Drawings Expected To Fetch Huge Sum

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

What would it be like if bloodthirsty Martians came to Earth and laid waste to everyone and everything in their path? If the drawings created for ...

Why Are the Star Wars Prequels So Hated?

Quora | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Some stories are better left untold. I didn't need to know that the Force is the cause and effect of midichlorians. I didn't need to know that Anakin Skywalker was actually a pretty whiny and annoying kid and adolescent.