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The Difference Between The Science Fiction and Fantasy Genres

What does it mean to say that science fiction tries to make its speculations plausible while fantasy does not? Basically, fantasy writers don't expect you to believe that the things they're describing could actually happen, but only to pretend that they could for the duration of a story. Show More Summary

Vows: He Promised Her the Moon and Stars. They Married on Eclipse Day.

16 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Kelly Turek and Chris Dutton, self-described “science fiction nerds,” spent the first few minutes of a bright future together in total darkness.

Brand New Set For First #1 Album With Science Fiction

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Brand New is poised to land their first #1 album on the Billboard charts with Science Fiction, which they surprise-released last Thursday. Billboard reports that Science Fiction is set to earn around 55,000 album equivalent units. The album was initially only available for purchase via the band's own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors, and was only…

This Chip Uses Electricity to Reprogram Cells for Healing

It sounds like science fiction: with a light zap of electricity, a tiny stamp-like device transforms your skin cells into reservoirs of blood vessels or brain cells, ready to heal you from within. Recently, a team of medical mavericks at the Ohio State University introduced a device that does just that. The technology, dubbed tissue […]

Ray Bradbury’s Practical and Inspiring Writing Advice

The late, great Ray Bradbury, a master of modern science fiction, was born on this day in 1920. Bradbury was full of wit and wisdom when it came to dishing out practical writing advice. His 1990 book Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity is a must read for writers who need a […]

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of August

If the solar eclipse ends up signaling that the End Times are nigh, try to read these five new SF and fantasy books before you go.

RIP Brian W. Aldiss

One of the titans of science fiction has left us. Brian Aldiss (often published as Brian W. Aldiss) has passed away at the age of 92. Aldiss is one of the most fascinating authors in the science fiction canon, comfortable writing stories...Show More Summary

David Hasselhoff's Idea To Bring Back Knight Rider? Make It Like Logan

Sometimes, the smallest spark can start a fire. And for David Hasselhoff, he's hoping his small role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will remind people he too was in a classic science fiction series and let him bring it back in a suitably modern way. More »      

Killer robots added to the list of things Elon Musk doesn’t like

Killer robots may be a common theme in science fiction but in his latest flight of fancy, Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has added killer robots to the list of things he doesn’t like alongside artificial intelligence. In...Show More Summary

How 'Doctor Who' landed in America: New book tells the story

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

A new book called “Red White and Who: The Story of 'Doctor Who' in America” looks at the American perspective on the popular science fiction TV show.        

Here's Why Guillermo del Toro's 'Mimic' (Barely) Survived Development Hell

In the mid-1990's, Bob and Harvey Weinstein hit upon the idea to create a new science fiction anthology. HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" had made the concept cool again, and what they had in mind was take top young filmmakers familiar with the Miramax/Dimension brand and have them each direct a 30-minute segment. Show More Summary

Review: The Apocalyptic World of Brand New’s Science Fiction Feels Realer Than Ever

Rock bands used to be mysterious organizations. Fandom was an exercise in extreme patience. You whiled away the hours in monk-like private study of records, lyrics, and liner notes. A new song or video or interview hit like a scientist’s “eureka” moment, offering a new lens through which to explore ... More »

"R-Factor" Unlikely To Fix Science

A new tool called the R-factor could help ensure that science is reproducible and valid, according to a preprint posted on biorxiv: Science with no fiction. The authors, led by Peter Grabitz, are so confident in their idea that they've created a company called Verum Analytics to promote it. Show More Summary

Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction

Let's just take a second to marvel at the fact that, after eight years, having a new Brand New album out in the world feels like nothing short of a small miracle. There were times when it felt like this day might never come and other times when it felt like it was right around…

French tech firms join global call to stop killer robots

Killer robots are coming. It may sound like science fiction, but 116 experts say it could become reality as artificial intelligence technology advances. Now, they are calling on the UN to impose a global ban on “lethal autonomous weapon systems”.

Really Cool Images From Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Osiris Child’

Hailing out of Australia, RLJ Entertainment released the trailer for The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One, which looks like it’s inspired by all sorts of sci-fi and horror pics from Aliens to Blade Runner, Mad Max and even Fifth Element. It will be released exclusively on DIRECTV September 7th and in theaters and On Demand October 6, […]

RIP, science fiction legend Brian W Aldiss

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Brian W Aldiss died at his home in Oxford, England on Saturday morning at the age of 92. (more…)

Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #1

A science fiction retelling of THE LEGEND OF HERCULES! Titan Comics' Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #1 by JDMorvan, Looky & Olivier Thill. The post Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #1 appeared first on CBR.

18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Spacesuits in TV and movies may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life? Some of them were designed for media before we actually put a human into contact with space, so we can't expect them all to be anywhere near accurate, while others are from a time when they should have known better. Show More Summary

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