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Tired of gloom and doom? Try solarpunk.
21 Jul
9:12

Tired of gloom and doom? Try solarpunk.

Science fiction sometimes paints a bleak vision of the future, with wrecked landscapes where technology runs amok and humans struggle to survive. But Sarena Ulibarri, editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press, says science fiction is not limited to dystopic visions. Ulibarri: “Science fiction is not only a literature of warning. It…

Science Fiction Is Not Social Reality
21 Jul
1:33

Science Fiction Is Not Social Reality

S. A. Applin, Ph.D. is an anthropologist whose research explores the domains of human agency, algorithms, AI, and automation in the context of social systems and sociability. You can find more @anthropunk. “The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.” — Ogden Nash Science Fiction is…

Why you should add Syfy’s ‘Wynonna Earp’ and ‘Killjoys’ to your watch list
20 Jul
5:54

Why you should add Syfy’s ‘Wynonna Earp’ and ‘Killjoys’ to your watch list

CLOSE Sometimes you can have a little too much fun in the sun. When it’s time to take a break from the heat, chill out with these 10 cool summer TV shows. USA TODAY Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp on “Wynonna Earp.”(Photo: Seven Twenty-Four Productions/IDW Entertainment) Summer is not my…

Comic-Con 2018: Everything that happened on Day 1
20 Jul
10:12

Comic-Con 2018: Everything that happened on Day 1

The notorious nerd nirvana that is Comic-Con is finally here! Over 130,000 people are expected to swamp San Diego this week for the annual con, at which all kinds of outlets ranging from gargantuan movie studios to smaller publishers will be showcasing their geekiest upcoming movie projects, TV ventures, and…

The Oral History of Apollo 11
20 Jul
2:22

The Oral History of Apollo 11

It was the most famous step in history. When Neil Armstrong’s boot first touched lunar soil on July 20, 1969, the event was celebrated worldwide as a triumph for humankind. And yet the hazy television images broadcast from space failed to convey the true audacity—the enormous risks, the technological complexity,…

11 Experimental Short Stories That You Can Read Right Now Online
19 Jul
6:37

11 Experimental Short Stories That You Can Read Right Now Online

There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of short stories: the quiet, profound, slice-of-life short stories that evoke a sense of bittersweet longing and muted despair… and the short stories that get weird. There’s just something about short form fiction that prompts authors to throw the proverbial rule book out of…

‘Castle Rock’ Is a Stephen King Story That Isn’t Really a Stephen King Story
19 Jul
10:53

‘Castle Rock’ Is a Stephen King Story That Isn’t Really a Stephen King Story

“I loved the perpetual possibilities of what you might find for fans of King behind any door, who someone might be, who they might be related to, what they might have been involved in,” he said. The show’s many winks and references are both textual and meta, direct and oblique….

Don’t Expect Any Scenes Between Dumbledore And Grindelwald In ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’
19 Jul
3:15

Don’t Expect Any Scenes Between Dumbledore And Grindelwald In ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

When you announce a prequel to a popular story, fans immediately (and quite naturally) start filling in the blanks of what they want to see in their heads. Whether it’s the dual that crippled Darth Vader or the story of how Nick Fury lost his eye, everyone has their fanboy…

Amazon is turning Simon Stålenhag’s haunting retro sci-fi paintings into a TV series
18 Jul
7:31

Amazon is turning Simon Stålenhag’s haunting retro sci-fi paintings into a TV series

Over the last couple of years, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag has earned considerable acclaim for Tales from the Loop, a science fiction art book that juxtaposes a sense of nostalgia for the rural countryside against an alternate, futuristic past. Yesterday, Amazon ordered a series based on the book, to be…

10 Short Story Collections You Can Read During Your Lunch Break
18 Jul
4:11

10 Short Story Collections You Can Read During Your Lunch Break

Isn’t it lovely how short story collections can give you a tiny reprieve from real life? They invite you to take a quick dip inside an author’s imagination, without having to commit to a full-length book. Even if you only have a few minutes, a short story can take you…