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C. A. Wilke5 hours ago
Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space
One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold ...
A Million Angry Faces
2050 - An obituary-writing company sends its carefully constructed pieces to celebrities before they die, so that the star can approve the text. In this modern super-era of media-constructed status an...
Sarah McDaniel10 hours ago
The Science of Belief
As a child, I grew up with a very confusing set of morals. On one side was my father, whose family had no belief in God or anything of the sort; on the other hand was my mother's family, who were extr...
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andrew lucas10 hours ago
Beowulf's Commission
"Free trader Beowulf to Deimos flight control, I am beginning my final approach." Iritana didn’t wait for the reply and nudged the thruster controls forward. It was a breach of protocol not to wait fo...
Paul Levinson11 hours ago
Review of Somewhere Between 1.5
Well, we finally get see what's really going on with old Tom in Somewhere Between 1.5: he's having an affair. This (presumably) accounts for all his secretive activities, including destruction of poli...
Kevin McClintock12 hours ago
The Bose-Einstein Crucible
"The Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter in which extremely cold atoms clump together and act as if they were a single atom." ––Wonderpedia "Isaac Newton produced many works that would now b...
Sarah McDaniel8 days ago
What is Consciousness?
Perhaps one of the strangest mysteries of the universe is the question of how we became cognizant creatures. Being conscious is one of the bare-bone requirements of being alive, and yet, we still don'...
Riley Reese16 days ago
Best 'Star Wars' Authors
Once you've finished adoring the Star Wars movies in theaters and on Netflix, you might want to see more stuff involving the Galaxy Far, Far Away. We can't blame you. Star Wars is addictive. Thankfull...
Matthew Kresal25 days ago
Moving 'Beyond Earth'
For decades at least, the dream of a human colony moving our species beyond this planet has been a dream shared by both science fiction and science fact. It's an idea that has yet again come into vogu...
Futurism Staffa month ago
Interview with Author K.E. Lanning
Author K.E. Lanning is a scientist and writer—visualizing subterranean faults and those of imagined characters. As she describes, “Physics trains the mind to analyze and deduce theories, similar to de...
A Fascinating Window Into Sean Stone - Host of 'Buzzsaw'
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sean Stone (eldest son of Oliver), and the host of Buzzsaw, a series on Gaia, a member-supported conscious media company. I think Buzzsaw is currently one o...
Jam Stewarda month ago
Artificial Gender Intelligence
As a western society with fairly traditional views, England as a whole has moderately outdated views on what gender is as a concept (Woods 1995). Even with progressive views speaking of non-binary peo...
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John Hatanaka3 days ago
Entropy
I think in today's society we can look into the world and see ourselves as separate beings, but this is largely a fallacy I believe. More and more I see the connection we all have with one another. It...
Sarah McDaniel4 days ago
Top Alternate Universe Theories
For the longest time, alternate universes were just used as an excuse to have a new character, a weird plot line, or just a cool story in media. If you're like me, you've probably wondered what life w...
Unnatural Philosophy?
Thank goodness today's natural philosophers have their fancy tools at hand when it comes to proving their theories and letting us know just what's what. Imagine the embarrassment of say, Aristotle, we...
Sarah McDaniel10 hours ago
The Science of Belief
As a child, I grew up with a very confusing set of morals. On one side was my father, whose family had no belief in God or anything of the sort; on the other hand was my mother's family, who were extr...
The Perfection of Life
Technology is rapidly growing at an increased rate with every passing year. Computers are storing more memory, the internet is becoming faster and more widespread, graphics are getting ever more reali...
C.E. Zulin10 days ago
9 Signs We’re Already Living in a Dystopian Universe
Totalitarianism. Fascism. Authoritarianism. It is safe to say that times are looking fairly bleak in the year of 2017. These are all words that have surged in use by the media this past year and much ...
C. A. Wilke5 hours ago
Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space
One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold ...
A Million Angry Faces
2050 - An obituary-writing company sends its carefully constructed pieces to celebrities before they die, so that the star can approve the text. In this modern super-era of media-constructed status an...
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andrew lucas10 hours ago
Beowulf's Commission
"Free trader Beowulf to Deimos flight control, I am beginning my final approach." Iritana didn’t wait for the reply and nudged the thruster controls forward. It was a breach of protocol not to wait fo...
When You Go to the 21st Century
When you go to the 21st Century, you have to take MONEY with you. If you don't take money with you, you will die. You get money from BANKS who give out the money so that people won't starve or be unha...
Michael Blair4 days ago
Gone and Forgotten
So eventually the dust settles and lo and behold, the earth was a scorched, scarred mess. This is the result of two infantile men with tiny penises, seeing who had the biggest rockets. An entire plane...
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Aurora Lynne10 days ago
Jenna's Sacrifice Ch. 1
Jenna looked all around herself before she guided the heavy door closed behind her, but she saw nothing but the usual dull browns of the late summer sky after the passing of one of the worst dust stor...
Jessica Herring8 days ago
Best George Orwell Books
Born as Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell, was known in the 19th century for his direct and creative writing style. He often wrote novels with short concise sentences instead of using a lengthy poetic ...
Matthew Sullivan13 days ago
My Personal Ranking of Star Wars Movies
Eligible Movies: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens
Kelly Hawks16 days ago
Do Aliens Walk Among Us?
Given all we know about the vastness of outer space, to think that humans are the only technologically advanced species in the universe is illogical, especially when you take into account that there a...
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Leif Helason12 hours ago
Resolution
I post many of my thoughts in areas that mean a lot to me. Areas where, yes, my thoughts will be heard with at least...compassion. I do not know all the answers. I likely never will. I am not a highly...
F. Simon Grant2 days ago
Monster Heel
E-Jo the Bull Mountain was ten feet tall (when he decided to be that small) and billed as being from the mysterious sounding L’Ile de Pieces Inconnus and composed of stone like the Easter-Island-like ...
Brutalist Stories #31
I’m looking around at their swollen, sunken eyes as they talk aimlessly with each other, prattle on about what’s about to take place, about what they’re going to do with me. “Lieutenant Commander, you...
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Kelley Pacea month ago
Painted Rocks Movement
A new movement to spread joy, fun, and creativity has launched across the U.S.A. People of all ages are painting funny, crude or inspirational rocks and hiding them for strangers to find. The goal is ...
Storyteller IRTa month ago
Teen Alien (#5.5)
The little alien came to earth by accident. First, she was lost but then came to learn how to blend in with human society as predators hunt her down. The people that lived around that area said that amazing and extraordinary things happened there for like, no reason, and thought that these things were done by spirits. They were a superstitious lot, the main reason why she settled around there—anything going wrong as she learned to settle was not read into much. People said, that sometimes they c...
Storyteller IRT2 months ago
The Little Alien (#5)
The little alien came to earth by accident. First, she was lost but then came to learn how to blend in with human society as predators hunt her down. The people that lived around that area said that a...
Escape
The wind nipped through the windows, fluttering the curtains solemnly. As the fabric flew out, the darkness of the night was revealed. Beside the bed in which her children lay, the Elve stroked their ...
F. Simon Grant2 days ago
Monster Heel
E-Jo the Bull Mountain was ten feet tall (when he decided to be that small) and billed as being from the mysterious sounding L’Ile de Pieces Inconnus and composed of stone like the Easter-Island-like ...
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Ian Holmes6 days ago
Pegasus
“Kudrow? Where are we going?” I didn’t know. They wouldn’t say. Phil is next to me, his hands balled tightly in his lap. For some reason, despite everything, I’m worried he’ll wet himself. That’s what...
Colour of City
Welcome back! Picking up from where we left off, we begin with the end of Alulim's reign and exile onto the dustball we know and love today, Mars! Shortly after this, management of Eridu is transferre...
G.F. Brynn3 days ago
Alex the Inventor - Chapter 2
Read Books 1 & 2 at: Deep Sky Stories
Soccer for Martians
Two opposing parties attempt to rid itself of a loathsome creature by stunning it and storing it in a net controlled by the opposing party. The ferocity and eagerness with which feet are used to deal ...
C. A. Wilke5 hours ago
Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space
One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold ...
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andrew lucas10 hours ago
Beowulf's Commission
"Free trader Beowulf to Deimos flight control, I am beginning my final approach." Iritana didn’t wait for the reply and nudged the thruster controls forward. It was a breach of protocol not to wait fo...
Anya Wassenberg2 days ago
Cosmic Rain: NASA Launches New Experiment
NASA's Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass for the International Space Station, aka ISS-CREAM, got underway August 14, 2017 by hitching a ride to the ISS with the SpaceX Dragon rocket in a successful launc...
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Karli Healey8 days ago
Offline: Chapter 1
"Powering on. Welcome to Future™." A monotone, synthetic female-like voice echoed through the surround-sound. The genius mind and the face of Future™ smiled invitingly on the loading screen. He was on...
Ari Brin19 days ago
The Problem with Hollywood's A.I.
The exactitudes of 2015's Ex Machina might have passed from your memory, but the sci-fi film's influence is still felt by many within the industry. Made for a relatively small budget (as science ficti...
Paul Levinson21 days ago
Review of Westworld 1.9
Another episode of Westworld -- 1.9 -- just breathtaking in its philosophical insight and daring. The series, brilliant from the outset, just keeps getting better. The agenda is set in this ninth epis...
Annie Kendall8 days ago
Movie Review: "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
I knew little of the plot of this movie when I went to see it. Something about a giant space station, a number of different aliens (including humans) that populated it, and the inevitable threat that ...
Alan Dobbins22 days ago
Four Sci-Fi Movies That Should Totally Get A Reboot
In general I hate the idea of rebooting or remaking a classic movie. They very rarely are as good as the original and come across as a lazily made cash grab which is exactly what they usually are. I m...
Kelly Hawksa month ago
Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of the 1960s
While the ‘50s were the golden age of science fiction, the 60s were just as influential in today’s filmmaking. Many of the great 50s sci-fi flicks concentrated on aliens and monstrosities of science, ...
Kevin McClintock12 hours ago
The Bose-Einstein Crucible
"The Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter in which extremely cold atoms clump together and act as if they were a single atom." ––Wonderpedia "Isaac Newton produced many works that would now b...
William E5 days ago
The Comfort of Dreams
Hugo sat in the waiting room, waiting. The walls were peach coloured, the floor shone, pot plants occupied strategic corners. On a television mounted on the wall a video played on a loop. He watched i...
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sharan r10 days ago
Nanotechnology
"Why can't we write all the 24 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica on the head of a pin?" This question raised by the great scientist Richard Feynman became the cradle for a revolutionary idea — th...