science fiction

The bridge between imagination and technological advancement, where the dreamer’s vision predicts change, and foreshadows a futuristic reality. Science fiction has the ability to become “science reality”.

Joshua Sky3 years ago
Universe Collecting
“People still read books! This generation has hope!” – Harlan Ellison
The Science Fiction of Music
My first novel, Big in Japan, is about a neurotic American prog-rocker coming of age in Japan. My second, Jellyfish Dreams, is about a biologist’s quest to reanimate his dead fiancée at the instigatio...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Sci-Fi's Obsession with the American West
I was once in Big Bend National Park and thought I’d stepped onto another planet. If you’ve had the misfortune never to have visited, it’s a mostly parched desert wonderland with the strangest flowers...
Matt Cates3 years ago
Buried Screwball Facts About Nikola Tesla 
Travel anywhere outside the United States and the name of Nikola Tesla is known. Ask the average person on an American sidewalk? They’re apt to recall the 80’s rock band. Or they’ll nod and mumble abo...
Will Stape3 years ago
Robby The Robot - Science Fiction’s Role Model Robot 
“If you do not speak English I am at your disposal with 187 other languages along with their various dialects and sub-tongues.” - Robby, The Robot - ‘Forbidden Planet’ (1956) “EV-9D9: How many languag...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Sci-Fi Snobs and Where to Find Them: Why I Don't Pronounce it "Skiffy"
A few weeks ago I read a book to my kids called Nerdy Birdy. I first grabbed it off the shelf because, I thought to myself, I’m a nerd! Totally my thing. The plot was pretty much what I expected - at ...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
The Sweetest Sci-Fi Treats in the Galaxy
Sometimes I look around at intensely intricate Pinterest parties that other people apparently have the time to create for their children, and the mind boggles at the lengths to which theme-ing these p...
Will Stape3 years ago
‘Forbidden Planet’ - A Sci-Fi Haunted House Tale 
“In times long past, this planet was the home of a mighty, noble race of beings who called themselves the Krell. Ethically and technologically they were a million years ahead of humankind, for in unlo...
Joshua Sky3 years ago
Isaac Asimov's Autobiography: In Memory Yet Green
I ran into my pal, Matthew B. Tepper, a fellow Isaac Asimov enthusiast at the L.A. Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. To date, he owns 465 of the 515 books Asimov wrote. I asked him if he had any su...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Sci-Fi Sidekicks You Wish Were Your BFF
Imagine this. You’re shackled to the wall in an underground alien torture chamber on an unexplored planet, light years from home. Or maybe your spaceship is being pulled into a moon-sized space statio...
Will Stape3 years ago
'Star Trek' Games: The Playable Fun of Gene Roddenberry's Sci-Fi Universe 
"My people pride themselves on being the greatest, most successful gamblers in the universe. We compete for everything: power, fame, women, everything we desire, and it is our nature... to win." - Cap...
Ed Venables3 years ago
Reviewing Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’, Season 3
When Black Mirror first hit television screens in 2011, it was a quintessentially British creation. Episode 1, The National Anthem, shows an upstanding prime minister blackmailed into live sexual inte...
Will Stape3 years ago
'The Creature From The Black Lagoon' - A Sci-Fi Epic Environmental Horror Movie 
“The restless seas rise, find boundaries, are contained. Now in their warm depths, the miracle of life begins. In infinite variety, living things appear, change and reach the land, Leaving a record of...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Trapped on a Desert Island with the Crew of Firefly
Scenario: the Serenity crashes on a desert island with only two survivors: one of the crew members, and YOU. Who do you hope makes it off the ship alive? Who’s going to be the best company when you’re...
Joshua Sky3 years ago
The House Had Eyes
Every morning I wake up and crave three things: Sex, coffee, and my phone. Usually, the closest thing on hand is the phone—but before I reach for it, a thought always flits through my being—this doesn...
Sarah Quinn3 years ago
Sci-Fi Webcomics to Devour All At Once
Not so long ago, there weren't enough great sci-fi webcomics to shake a ray-gun at. Now, you've got serious options for pretty much every sub-genre you can imagine, from hard sci-fi to space opera to ...
Will Stape3 years ago
‘The Invisible Man’ - Science Fiction’s Great Horror & Humanity’s High Tech Desire 
“An invisible man can rule the world. Nobody will see him come, nobody will see him go. He can hear every secret. He can rob, and rape, and kill! Power, I said! Power to walk into the gold vaults of t...
Space (Part II - Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle)
In my last article, I discussed William Gibson's cyberpunk classic Neuromancer as a key text in the convergence between science fiction and postmodernism. This time, I want to stay right on the cusp a...