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A Surge in Clone-Centric Movies

Leora Novick | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

Do we like the idea of cloning so much that we are willing to endure the same theme for the past 20-plus years? I decided to look back in history and find examples throughout the years to illustrate this point.

Maureen Ryan

Will This Sci-Fi Heroine Be The Next Ripley?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.10.2013 | TV

Fans of Ellen Ripley, rejoice: Starz's new drama "Incursion" will revolve around another formidable sci-fi heroine. "Spartacus" creator Steven DeK...

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Check Out This Amzing Animated Lesbian Sci-Fi Movie

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Take Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey, add the storyline between “Lynn” and “Finn” from the CW’s Girlfriends (currently off air), and mix it wi...

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Bryan Young | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV
Bryan Young

The show looks fantastic and lives up to the legacy of SyFy's Battlestar Galactica series in all the right ways. It's at once familiar, but everything is turned on its head, newer.

A Boy's Life

Tomer Kamerling | Posted 01.21.2013 | Books
Tomer Kamerling

He stayed out all night again. Melissa couldn't remember when he hadn't stayed out all night. Wrapped in a blanket on the rusty garden chair in front of the tool shed, a bag of candy in one hand and a flashlight in the other. Night after night. Year after year.

Why Are Americans so Fascinated with Zombies?

Quora | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Julio Rodriguez, Observer of the Human Condition I'm not certain that a fascination with zombies is...

WATCH: 'Castle' Pays Homage To 'Firefly' With Convention Episode

Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Nathan Fillion is keeping the "Firefly" torch burning even in his new(er) role -- this week's "Castle" paid homage to the short-lived Joss Whedon seri...

What The Force? Disney Can 'Protect' Star Wars, Says Fandom, George Lucas

Scott Thill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

Can an independent visionary who created a vast sci-fi entertainment multiverse really think that a pop-culture multinational can better protect his brainchild? You bet your asteroids, kid. And he's not alone.

Interview: Director Barry Levinson, The Bay and Being Independent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.

Indispensable 20th Century Italian Sci-Fi

Electric Literature | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-10-24-ElectricLiterature44.png Dino Buzzati is one of the great literary practitioners of the dark marvelous. To my mind, he constitutes one corner in the triangle of indispensable 20th century Italian fantasists, a status he shares with his contemporaries Italo Calvino and Tommaso Landolfi.

Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores Origins of Sexuality

Connor Hurley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Connor Hurley

Eden has been in love with Simon for years, and offers him an escape from his precarious position in society: a genetic virus that can alter his sexuality.

Koyakatsi: Enter the Civilization of Light With Director Ayoub Qanir

Jason Silva | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Silva

A potential break in the human continuum serves as the backdrop to filmmaker Ayoub Qanir's latest film project, Koyakatsi, equal parts science and art -- a mind-bending marriage of grit, fantasy and style.

10 Greatest Aliens

Michael Mallory | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Michael Mallory

These ten pop-culture visitors from another world have most completely infiltrated our collective consciousness and conquered our imaginations.

Anthropomorphism: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Yelling at Computers and Naming Roombas

Nathan Shedroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Nathan Shedroff

For less humanoid systems, people respond idiosyncratically. For example, some people name their Roomba vacuums and speak of them almost like a pet but others do not. So what aspects of a system might provide those triggers?

Who Do You Consider To Be the "Fathers of Science Fiction"?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Timothy Bushell, IT Director at CourseMonster The "big three" are Isaac Asimov, Robert A....

Syfy May Head Back To Space With 'Blake's 7' Reboot

Posted 08.22.2012 | TV

Eight years after Syfy reinvigorated the sci-fi TV genre with a reboot of "Battlestar Galactica," the cable network is looking to venture back to the ...

Who Thought Of Rocket Ships First? 15 Science Fiction Predictions That Came True

TruTV | Posted 07.20.2012 | Weird News

Sci-fi is not just fantasy anymore. Thanks to rapidly-improving technology, yesterday's science fiction is today's science fact....

Goodbye Ray Bradbury, My Friend

Todd Klick | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Todd Klick

After a week's reflection on Ray's passing, gratefulness has replaced my stinging tears. The beauty of being a writer is that our thoughts -- the most intimate part of ourselves -- can live on through the ink in our printed words.

Prometheus: Powerful 'Prequel' Delivers Thrills, Chills, And Lots Of Alien Action

Craig W. Anderson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Craig W. Anderson

Prometheus, director Ridley Scott's return to science fiction has engendered debate about whether it's a prequel to the classic original Alien or a story taking place in the Alien universe. An argument can be made either way but there's no argument that Prometheus is the most intriguing, gory, and thrilling of the post-Alien films.

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.

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...