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One In Three Americans Think We'll Be Living Like THIS In 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

What will the world be like in 2064? Just imagine: Will we have robot caregivers, like in the freaky sci-fi flick "I, Robot?" Will we be able to te...

People of Color Do Survive the Apocalypse: 5 Books You Should Read

Olivia Cole | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
Olivia Cole

In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.

Science (Fiction), Technology, Engineering, and Math?

Stacy Jannis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Stacy Jannis

Can examining science fiction, also known as speculative fiction, teach students something valuable, and maybe even game-changing, about science?

Is Under the Skin the Best SciFi Film We've Ever Seen?

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
David Michael McFarlane

"An alien in human form is on a journey through Scotland." This tagline, together with a trailer full of enigmatic images, grand cinematography, and a handful of eerie lines of dialogue were the most I knew about Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin before watching it. I'm glad I didn't read any more.

The Matrix Turns 15, Happy Anniversary Bullet-Time

Ricky Camilleri | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment

Fifteen years ago, the Wachowski brothers unveiled their science-fiction classic "The Matrix." From the groundbreaking special effects behind bullet-t...

The Story of Creation: When Science Is More Fantastical Than Science Fiction

Mark Alpert | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science
Mark Alpert

Imagine a novel that starts like this: A speck of space imbued with a mysterious antigravity substance explodes to humongous size in a tiny fraction of a second and transforms into an entire universe. Sounds ridiculous, right? And yet most cosmologists believe this is how the Big Bang began.

ReThink Review: Divergent -- Just Be Yourself, Even in Dystopia

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe there's enough dystopian teen book/movie money to go around, but not for a movie as nonsensical, poorly written, and dull as Divergent, which clocks in at a punishing, baffling 140 minutes.

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

Emmy Award Winning Designer Pens Sci-Fi Novel

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Gregory G. Allen

If people believe they are meant to do one thing in life, they obviously haven't met Bud Santora. The former costume designer went on to be a book illustrator and now has penned his first novel.

Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade Awesomeness!

Kenny Klein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.

A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!

Devra Maza | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.

Mardi Gras: The Chewbacchus Parade and Midori Tajiri-Byrd, Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C.

Kenny Klein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Midori is captain of the Mystic Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C. (People for the Inclusion of Unicorns, Elves, and Winebots in Chewbacchus), a sub-krewe of the Chewbacchus parade made up of, you guessed it, unicorns, elves and winebots. Here are some things Midori and I discussed.

Plugged in and Feeling the Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Mark Rubinstein

Imagine wearing a vest-like device while reading a book, so that when you come upon a scene brimming with heart-racing tension, the vest emits vibrations to increase your heart rate.

Some Futurists Aren't Worried About Global Warming or Overpopulation

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

What many environmentalists, journalists and politicians fail to consider when assessing the future is how quickly technological innovation is growing. The future is coming much faster than people realize.

ReThink Review: RoboCop (2014) -- A Drone By Any Other Name

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.

GAY BOOK REVIEW: Bad Therapist by Will Meyerhofer

Christopher Murray | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The sincere, comedic and provocative new novel, Bad Therapist utilizes a Swiftian science fiction conceit as a pretext for a thoughtful meditation on love, shifting cultural mores concerning gender and sexuality and psychotherapy itself.

Doctor Who, Doc Martens and All: Capaldi's Costume

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Matt Smith's professorial getup and bow tie and David Tennant's floppy coat, spectacles and "sand shoes," are things of the past.

Ben Allison's The Stars Look Very Different Today

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

With a distinctively science fiction flavor, composer/bassist Ben Allison's latest The Stars Look Very Different Today follows a Star Trekian path to "... boldly go where no man has gone before."

A Look at the Growing Genre of Climate Fiction

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

I think it's great that climate change has gotten the attention of writers and that their work is garnering attention in the media and the marketplace. But I am also a bit disappointed: It seems the primary theme of books that are being recognized under the rubric of "climate fiction" are essentially dystopian visions of a world decimated by climate change.

WATCH: Fan Of Sci-Fi Series Petitions To Name Alien Planet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

If you're a fan of the epic BBC One scifi series Doctor Who, then all your Whovian dreams might just come true. There is a petition on Change.org,...

Maureen Ryan

'Battlestar Galactica' Executive Producer On The Show's Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

To refashion a phrase made popular by "Battlestar Galactica," all this has happened before, but will it happen again? When great shows go away, th...

WHOA: 11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.28.2013 | Science

In our hectic, mile-a-minute existences, it's easy to forget just how amazing our world truly is. Fortunately, the authors of the newly published 1...

Trapped Inside the Alternate Reality of Ray Nelson's Kitchen

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Tanya Jo Miller

The teacher said, "You need to write the book you want to read. What do you really love?" he asked. "Uh," I choked again. How do you answer questions like that? Chocolate. My mother.

ReThink Review: About Time -- How to Make Time Travel Boring

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

About Time is a romantic comedy -- a genre I feel is fading in quality and relevance as repetition, the modern realities of relationships, and the myth of couples living "happily ever after" have exposed the shallowness of the genre's clichés.

'Cli-Fi': One Answer to a Climate Problem?

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Bernie Bulkin

I think it was Soli Townsend of Futerra who observed that there has never been a science fiction book where the future was powered by fossil fuels. ...