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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 h...

How Zika Reveals Our Vulnerability To Many Diseases

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Like everyone else who has heard the news about it, I find the rapid spread of the Zika virus extremely alarming. The newly recognized capacity of thi...

8 Science Fiction Illustrations That Now Feel Crazy Prescient

Inverse | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Emily Gaudette Looking back at vintage conceptions of the future can be interesting. Most depictio...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Tim Dunigan Remembers Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The live action adventure series may have been a kids' show primarily intended as a tie-in to Mattel's action figures and accessories, but in its scant twenty-two episodes it managed to tell far-reaching stories about fascism, collaboration, betrayal, and loss.

CES 2016 and Kids: Five Trends to Keep an Eye On

David Kleeman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

There's been fear that virtual reality is unsuited to developing children, but as that myth fades, Dubit researched young people's comfort, safety, engagement and interests around VR. Not surprisingly, they loved it.

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.

How We Pass As Human

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Elan Barnehama

A talk with Nic Kelman, author of HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN I recently sat down with Nic Kelman to discuss his new book, HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN, Illustrat...

In J.J. Abrams We Trust

Adina Ciment | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Adina Ciment

So it's been a little over two weeks since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blew up box office records and people have come back on Twitter and Facebook, ...

Yes, This Is The 'Star Wars' Hero You're Looking For

Swara Salih | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Swara Salih

The Force has awoken within its hero, Rey. We have a multilayered and complex heroine at the forefront of the action, who serves as the heart of the storyline, not relegated to being a "sideshow badass" as too many female characters in action and science fiction cinema have been.

Can the Sci Fi V2.0 of The Martian Net an Oscar?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

While the buzz surrounding The Martian, the 2015 film based on Andy Weir's novel, directed by the brilliant Ridley Scott, appears to circle more 'round scientific accuracy, its flight of fancy shortcomings (it is, after all a sci fi film, not a documentary) are less for me at issue.

Drones, the Robot Revolution and a Star Wars Society

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Amy Dardashtian

Our strictly controlled airspace will soon become a society in the sky. Much like Star Wars, there is already a battle between the good and the evil, as the feds and the states try to police and regulate drones.

A Rey of Sunshine

Graham Milne | Posted 12.27.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

She is brave, skilled, resourceful, determined. She has a past that is not spelled out for us but rather is left as a tantalizing mystery. She is no one's love interest, and is not defined by her relationships with or unrequited longings for any particular man. And she kicks tremendous ass.

"The Expanse" Is More Exciting Than "Leviathan Wakes"

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

People often complain that a movie or TV series isn't "as good as the book." With SyFy's The Expanse, the opposite is true: the writers have improved...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fact-Checked The New 'Star Wars' Movie

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.21.2015 | Science

While Neil deGrasse Tyson admits that the new droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is "waaaaay cuter" than R2-D2, he points out that the smoot...

38 Best First Lines in Novels (YA Edition)

Mary Jane Hathaway | Posted 12.18.2015 | Books
Mary Jane Hathaway

All great authors know that a killer first line is almost more important than the first few pages, and authors put in hours of work just to get the right sentence on paper.

7 Reasons Why Star Wars Still Matters

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

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

Star Wars vs. Science Fiction

Thought Matters | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Thought Matters

Like many others I'm looking forward to seeing the new Star Wars movie and hoping that it will recapture some of the magic of the first trilogy. However, it's important to acknowledge that while Star Wars gives us a hugely entertaining story, it is extremely low grade science fiction.

The (Female) Force Awakens: An Interview with Star Wars Blogger and Super-Fan, Sarah Dempster

Hilal Isler | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Hilal Isler

Three years ago, Disney spent $4 billion in its purchase of Star Wars from Lucasfilms. Now, with the seventh film in franchise history set to release on December 18, the Company is hoping for big numbers at the box office. Really big numbers.

When Twenty-Seven Years Equals Five Months

G. Doucette | Posted 12.14.2015 | Books
G. Doucette

It was only a little idea. Some might even call it an under-developed one, but I've been a writer long enough to recognize the difference between an idea with potential and an idea that's just a plot twist, from an idea that isn't much more than a cleverly phrased something.

25 Best Ever Sci-Fi for YAs

Randall Radic | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Randall Radic

Bored out of your mind with video games? Got over 500 channels in hi-def and nothing's on? Here's a novel idea: read a novel! You know the things with pages and printing and an enticing picture on the cover.

An Interview with James Suriano on His Debut Science Fiction Novel, Inbiotic

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

Right now you are reading this article on one of a myriad of technology devices that have become almost indispensable to our everyday living. While...

This Sci-Fi Artist Paints The Future, Robots And All

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

Authors of dystopian fiction will tell you they aren’t imagining the future, but using otherworldly scenarios to throw harsh realities of the p...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.