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Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Was Hamlet's Dad Gay?

Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

We've all felt haunted by our sexuality at some point or another, but most of us don't decide to project these frustrations onto one of the great literary masterpieces of all time, while claiming to show "what's really going on."

DC's Epic Dark Fantasy: Paul Cornell Talks 'Demon Knights'

Turnstyle | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Read Our Exclusive Twitter Story And How Readers Reacted As It Unfolded

Posted 11.13.2011 | Books

Author and "Evil genius" Daniel Sinker, best known for his tweets as @MayorEmanuel, tweeted a new short story exclusively on our Twitter feed @HuffPos...

Tomorrow: "Evil Genius" Tweets An Exclusive Story Only On @HuffPostBooks

Posted 11.12.2011 | Books

Tomorrow Today an "evil genius" ( according to Chicago Tribune) will be creating an exclusive story - on our Twitter feed, @HuffPostBooks. It's goi...

What Will The Human Brain Look Like In The Future?

Mark Changizi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Changizi, Ph.D.

What other way forward could humans possibly have? With genetic and cyborg enhancement off the table for many years, it would seem we are presently stuck as-is, sans upgrades.

NASA Teams Up With Sci-Fi Authors

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

The genre of science fiction can spawn some spectacularly unscientific flights of fancy in the name of space travel. Thanks to a new collaboration wit...

"Are We Not (as Good as) Men?"

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

When franchises get stale, Hollywood does reboots -- invariably a prequel that tells an origin story retrofitted to segue into already-made sequels. In The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we get the origin story with nods to the original.

Sweet Humility

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Lindsay Edmunds

While self-publishing does not absolutely require humility, it has ways of forcefully suggesting that it is a very good idea.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Evan Glodell on Bellflower

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Evan Glodell's Bellflower is the tale of two Southern Californians who fill their free time with speculations of the post-apocalyptic future and preparations for same that include the construction of Matilda, a bad-ass, black automobile.

14 Incredible Fictional Worlds You'd Most Want to Visit (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

Some people dream of visiting India or Brazil -- other people have loftier, if not impossible, travel ambitions. With the summer travel season in ...

Time Travel 'Impossible,' Say Scientists

Discovery News | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology

Hong Kong physicists say they have proved that a single photon obeys Einstein's theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light -- demon...

(The Dangerous World of) Parentheses

Jeff Klima | Posted 09.19.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Parentheses seem ordinary, don't they? Boring, even. So why the hell would I waste a perfectly good column discussing such a mundane topic? Well, I'm glad you asked, because, as it turns out, parentheses are pure evil.

DVD: SciFi Silly, Serious and Everything In Between

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've always loved science fiction, one of the most flexible of genres. It can hold up a mirror to our current world by exaggerating trends. Here are five titles that run the gamut.

Going on From Lost, Actor William Mapother Heads to Another Earth

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

With its unusual premise and star Brit Marling's striking yet unvarnished good looks, the sci-fi-oriented Another Earth ended up on the indie hot list...

Artist Seeks Funding To Put A Camera In Her Eye (VIDEO)

Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

When they rebuilt the Six Million Dollar Man, the doctors of the 1970s TV series made him "Better...stronger...faster." Now, if San Francisco artist T...

Lucas Kavner

Brit Marling: Indie's New Darling

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

Brit Marling, the star and co-writer of the new sci-fi indie drama, "Another Earth," isn't used to the whole interview thing yet. "This is like mu...

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Green Lantern

Dan Persons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The new film is Hollywood's latest attempt to take the comic book movie back to its purer roots. Does Green Lantern earn its stripes as simple summer fun?

How Classic Sci-Fi And Comics Have Defined Hollywood

John Nevins | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
John Nevins

Today, film and video games are the most culturally dominant story-telling forms, and both increasingly rely on comics as the source of ideas and concepts. How is it that these super hero plotlines became the entertainment industry's favorite formula?

Interview With Anna North, Author of America Pacifica

Teddy Wayne | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Teddy Wayne

In the not too distant future of Anna North's debut novel, Darcy lives on the island of America Pacifica -- one of the last habitable places on earth after the second ice age. I spoke with her about the politics of her novel, and science-fiction.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Super 8

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

J.J. Abrams, the man who set the deliriously enigmatic pace for Lost in that show's pilot and upended Star Trek by blowing up Vulcan (we still haven't...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: X-Men: First Class

Dan Persons | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

X-Men: First Class is the latest installment of the Marvel film franchise to use comic book action to address some potent social issues.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mali Elfman on Do Not Disturb

Dan Persons | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Shot on the proverbial shoestring over seven quick production days, Do Not Disturb is a curious little anthology film with some interesting names attached.

Science Fiction, But Not As You Know It

Telegraph | Morwenna Ferrier | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

The literary genre of science fiction isn't terribly accessible. Widely seen as an extension of man's anxiety over the future, sci-fi is usually affil...

Interview With Sundance Filmmaker Emily Carmichael

Teddy Wayne | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Teddy Wayne

2011-05-05-swanpull2.jpgSundance is kind of like Burning Man -- a temporary, annually reconvening mini-society forged around extreme climate conditions and substance abuse.