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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.

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

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.24.2012 | Books
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 | Books
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.

Celebrity's Ashes 'Beamed Up' Into Space

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/22/2012 08:15 AM EDT on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scotty has finally been beamed up. The ashes of the...

Audacious Space Initiative Aims To Turn Sci-Fi Into Reality

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/21/2012 05:34 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Star Trek's bold vision of the stars...

53 Reasons Why We Need A New Star Trek TV Series

Kris LoPresto | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Kris LoPresto

When the Battlestar Galactica prequel show wasn't picked up by SyFy, it became a painful reality that there are no adventures in outer space on the tube. Here are just a few reasons as to why we need a Star Trek TV show. Paramount executives, please listen up.

'Star Trek' Gizmo Inspires New Real-World Device

Reuters | Frank Simons | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

By Frank Simons LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starships, warp speed, transporters, phasers. Think "Star Trek" technology is only the stuff of...

Where is My Flying Car? And Other Questions to Ask About the 21st Century

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Lisa Solod

Flying cars, Rosie the robot housekeeper, moon colonies and the like would all be lovely. But I would rather have made more progress toward decency and equality and kindness and humanity than we seem to have made.

The First 'Doctor Who' Season 7 Trailer

Posted 03.26.2012 | TV

Check out the brand new trailer for the upcoming "Doctor Who" Season 7. Showrunner Steven Moffat and executive producer Caroline Skinner premiered ...

Catherine Lawson

Matt Smith: I'm Staying With 'Doctor Who'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Lawson | Posted 03.26.2012 | TV

HuffPost TV sat down with "Doctor Who" stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan at the "Doctor Who" Convention in Cardiff, Wales on March 24 and 25 to talk a...

Catherine Lawson

Scoop From The 'Doctor Who' Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Lawson | Posted 03.26.2012 | TV

Attendees of Day 1 of the"Doctor Who" Convention in Cardiff, Wales had plenty to smile about. Not only did the March 24 audience get some serious ...

Forbidden Planet: Space Is the Place (for More Colonialism)

Network Awesome | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

Forbidden Planet has its place among the best science fiction movies. This place is due to its influence rather than its initial reception, though.

Dazzling Images Of Outer Space And Porn (NSFW)

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Whether they are forbidden or inaccessible, there is something inherently tempting about the unseen image. Thomas Ruff's new exhibition combines h...

'Face Off' Season Finale: Who Won?

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

On the Season 2 finale of "Face Off" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy), the finalists had to come up with three designs for their models, who then performed ...

10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Became Reality

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.08.2012 | Technology

Events like Wednesday's announcement of the new iPad have become fairly old-hat in our super tech-savvy society. Not so long ago, these now ubiquit...

Karen Gillan Joins Lineup For First Official 'Doctor Who' Convention

Catherine Lawson | Posted 02.16.2012 | TV

"Doctor Who" Fans Rejoice: The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory are getting back together! It has been announced that Karen Gillan will join her co-stars Mat...

It Ain't Heavy, It's a Book Break!

Dave Astor | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

People who love novels almost never stop reading them. But some of us need to occasionally take a brief break from "heavier" novels, including cherished classics and the best of modern literature.

The Good, The Bad & The Unnatural Of TV's Latest Fantasy Shows

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.14.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Misfits," "The Fades," "Being Human" and "Lost Girl" allow viewers to escape into a different reality and imagine what it would be like to have special powers or a heroic destiny. I liked one of these shows a lot, and I fell a little in love with another.

Where's The On-Air 'Supernatural' Love?

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.13.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Can you imagine CBS turning down a chance to tell the world that "the people" voted "The Good Wife" their favorite network drama, had the legal show won last night instead of "Supernatural"?

'Star Wars: Underworld' Producer Rick McCallum Previews 'Dark' Live-Action Television Series

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

Great news for "Star Wars" fans who've been anxiously waiting to see if the eagerly anticipated live-action television series will ever happen! It fin...

TV's Smartest Supernatural Characters

Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

Whether it's a drama, sitcom, sci-fi series, or even reality TV program, there needs to be some suspension of disbelief when watching your favorite ch...

Vet Actor Banderas Drapes On The Skin I Live In

Brad Balfour | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

While his animated version in Puss in Boots holds broader appeal, the more perverse skin Antonio Banderas wears in The Skin I Live In is drawing a very different kind of audience. Both, however, are equally passionate about leather, knives and fur. 

Cinefantastique's New York Comic Con 2011: Joe Cornish on Attack the Block

Dan Persons | Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Joe Cornish's Attack the Block is neatly pulled off with a surprising bit of depth, and worth checking out on its homevid release.

Joseph Erbentraut

Bucket O' Blood Owner On Horror, Gore And Gentrification

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

For the vast majority of Chicagoans, summer serves as the city's saving grace, arriving on the heels of months of cooler temperatures and precipitatio...

Cosplaying Women Turn Into Venture Brothers (VIDEO)

video.adultswim.com | David Moye | Posted 11.09.2011 | Weird News

Three female fans of the Adult Swim series "Venture Brothers" don't just watch the show, they become the characters....