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Books: The Age Of Miracles Is a Semi-Spellbinding Debut

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Fans of the young adult genre will spot this as a spin on A Bridge To Terabithia and other tales of bittersweet childhood -- instead of escaping to a fantasy world, our heroine and her doomed first love are trapped in an end of the world scenario.

Marc Zicree's Sci-Fi Spectacle, Space Command, Blasts Off

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Zicree's Space Command has already gone where no film project has gone before, setting a record as the fastest film ever funded on Kickstarter.

The Benefits of Marriage on Playwriting: Mac Rogers and Saundra Yaklin

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

Rogers often remarks that the plays that he's written since dating Yaklin, whom he married in an irreverent DIY ceremony in a Pennsylvania barn two years ago, have a different emotional life inspired by their relationship.

Physics Paper Points To Real-Life 'Tractor Beam'

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By Evelyn Lamb Tractor beams, a staple of science fiction, may be moving closer to science fact. In a paper published earlier this spring, physi...

Ray Bradbury and the Lyricism of the Strange

Brad Schreiber | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

You don't imitate someone like Ray Bradbury. And you don't edit him. At best, you adapt him and you hew as closely as possible to his lyricism of the strange.

Review: Operation: Montauk

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Rachael Berkey

I wasn't really sure what I was getting into when I started Operation: Montauk, but I ended up pleasantly surprised. Fast-moving and exciting, there a...

Will 'Teleporters' Ever Beam Us Up? What Physicists Say

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 06/18/2012 04:58 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life'...

The Climate Changed World of 2312 With Kim Stanley Robinson

Jerry Cope | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Jerry Cope

The brilliant and highly decorated science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has published an expansive new novel set in the near future, entitled 2312. In this visionary portrait of a possible future, humanity has spread throughout the solar system.

The Robot-Monster in the 2012 Election

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy
Stephen Gyllenhaal

2012-06-12-rootsgrassdjfkdkfjdk.jpgI must warn you, some of this attack ad footage is demoralizing, even troubling, but the point is to learn from these character's mistakes.

READ: Ray Bradbury R.I.P. Tweets By Scientists, Sci-Fi Fans

Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

Ray Bradbury may be dead, but the twitterverse is alive with fond remembrances of the celebrated author, whose books include "Dandelion Wine" and scie...

In Memory of Ray Bradbury, the 10 Best Science Fiction Films

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As Ray Bradbury understood, we humans are innately fascinated by the unknown and by what may lie in the future. With contemporary society in the state it's in, the idea of aliens, time warps and alternate realities can seem downright appealing -- a welcome escape. These ten features provide all that, and more.

Ray Bradbury Did Not Die Today

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Leslie Irish Evans

Had you asked me a week ago if I liked Ray Bradbury, I would have said "Yes, of course." But it's today, reflecting upon his reported "death." that I am most fully moved by the power of his work.

Future Tense: Mourning the Political Ray Bradbury

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Ray Bradbury saw the science-fiction aspects of our world. The implications of that are profound. It reminds us that our society, our economy, our world, is a product of human action.

Apocalypse and Adolescence: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

This tragic coming-of-age story chronicles the parallel disintegrations of the world and the life and family of Julia, a sensitive 12-year-old girl living in a sleepy suburb of California.

What Is Science Fiction Good For?

Ed Finn | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Ed Finn

As it turns out, science fiction is a great educational tool for getting people to think seriously about the future. Imagining a world with actual people in it forces you to create not just the technologies of the future but societies with blind spots and ethical challenges.

Hollywood Gets Aliens All Wrong, Famed E.T. Hunter Says

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/25/2012 10:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Despite what the movies tell us, any aliens that visit Earth probably won't ...

ReThink Review: Men in Black 3 - Agents J & K Are Back, But Y?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why, ten years after an underperforming sequel, is there a Men In Black 3? Are there burning questions about agents J (Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) that were left unresolved? Is there an arch-nemesis still on the loose?

This Sci Fi Device Could One Day Be Real

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.25.2012 | Technology

Tractor beams, a common theme in science fiction fantasy, may one day become science fact. Researchers at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology...

Books: Kim Stanley Robinson's Latest Sci-Fi Gem 2312

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Robinson's story is gripping, funny, and rich with vivid characters. It describes a possible future in such vivid and exciting ways you can't wait for it to arrive. But Robinson doesn't just spell out future possibilities; he inhabits them.

Close and Not-So-Close Encounters With Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

Literature fans love "encounters" with living or dead authors. These might involve seeing novelists at book signings, listening to them give a talk, or visiting homes/museums connected with famous authors of the past.

Romney Admits Sci-Fi 'Guilty Pleasure'

Politico | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich wanted to establish a moon colony, but it’s Mitt Romney who’s the sci-fi geek. The former Massachusetts governor and now presumpt...

5 Reasons the Future Is Better Without Jetpacks or Flying Cars

Nick Hurwitch | Posted 07.19.2012 | Science
Nick Hurwitch

Here are five reasons why you should just buy your "environmentally friendly" vehicle of choice and stop holding your breath for a flying future that will never come.

Will Harry Potter-Style 'Invisibility Cloak' Make Real-World Appearance?

Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 05/15/2012 01:08 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's ...

Engineer Wants Us To Build Real-Life Starship Enterprise

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology

A systems and electrical engineer who goes by BTE-Dan says we should build the USS Starship Enterprise and claims we can do it -- today. Nancy Atki...

'Blade Runner' Futurist's Art Exhibiiton

Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

Science fiction has often held a mirror to our society in order to teach us about our evolution (or regressive behavior). We probably owe many of our...