In the Dhaka Tribune Afrose Jahan Chaity reports Ekushey Book Fair: Science-fiction books see the largest sales. A new title by Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was apparently all the rage: Titled "Tratina" [????????], the book has seen the highest number of sales in the book fair until now. Show More Summary
It sounds like science fiction, but it’s already happening.
This week I found several stories by Anatoly Dneprov, shared free on the series of tubes we call the internet. Anatoly Dneprov, a science teacher, wrote wonderful, fast-paced, and oh-so very representative of Russian's science fiction of the 1950s and 1960s. Show More Summary
By Matthew Monagle With 'Annihilation,' filmmaker Alex Garland has created one of the most challenging science fiction films of the decade. The article ‘Annihilation’ Review: We’re Into Hard Sci-Fi. Fantasy Is Bullshit. appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Alex Garland's sophomore directorial effort is a stunning work of cerebral science fiction. Read more...
Netflix has released the first official teaser of its upcoming reboot of the classic science fiction TV series Lost in Space, which is slated to debut on April 13. While the last time we saw a variation of Lost In Space was in 1998 with a film directed by Stephen Hopkins, this upcoming television reboot […]
Science fiction has been fairly grim lately. Between Black Mirror and Altered Carbon, crushing dystopias have ruled the day. Even Star Trek: Discovery, as much as I liked it, delivered a darker, warlike look at the Federation […] The post Netflix Drops a Classic-Feeling ‘Lost in Space’ Trailer appeared first on Geek.com.
In a surprise announcement, Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon, has personally confirmed that his company is developing Iain M. Banks' Culture series of science fiction novels as a television series. The series will open with an adaptation of the first novel in the series, Consider Phlebas. Show More Summary
Way back in the ’60s, CBS aired the science fiction TV series, Lost in Space. The show was a futuristic re-telling of the novel Swiss Family Robinson, and even featured a family with the last name Robinson. While the series only lasted a few seasons, it did have a decent cultural impact, spinning off into […]
The science fiction writer/director’s character work attracts talented casts and serves as his key storytelling tool. Read more...
Michigan Law Professor Nicholson Price is teaching an interesting seminar this semester merging science fiction and legal analysis. We agreed that his students should write blog posts and that I would publish the most worthy on Patently-O. The first post comes from Lauren Kimmel and is focused on stopping future crimes. – DC Guest Post by Lauren […]
The Running Man was peak Schwarzenegger action cheese mixed with some surprisingly heady science fiction. The novel from Stephen King’s alter ego Richard Bachman goes a few layers deeper into the dystopia. Get ready to run because it’s...Show More Summary
By William Dass The 'Annihilation' director will stay solidly in the science fiction realm in his new television project with FX. The article Alex Garland Shares Details About His New FX Series appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Each month in 2018, Future Tense Fiction—a series of short stories from Future Tense and ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science will change our lives—will publish a story on a theme. The theme for January–March 2018: Home. “Error, fear, and suffering are the mothers of invention.” —Ursula K. Show More Summary
Monsters, golems and doppelgängers range through these sublime new collections of short fiction.
The antimatter of science fiction vastly differs from the real-life antimatter of particle physics. The former powers spaceships or bombs, while the latter is just another particle that physicists study, one that happens to be the mirror image with the opposite charge of the more familiar particles. More »
GUEST: At times, progress occurs so quickly that it’s difficult to separate science fiction from real life. Just five decades ago, computers were massive, unwieldy machines running on punch cards and primitive circuits. Today, a single smartphone has more processing power than the computer used on the Apollo missions. AI has benefited greatly from this explosion […]
We’ve seen how they made some of the eye candy in Blade Runner 2049, but this 10-minute clip from VFX house Framstore offers a plethora of effects breakdowns from Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction spectacular, from close-up character work to giant CGI set pieces.
By Abigail Nussbaum In this installment of A Political History of the Future, our series about how science fiction constructs its political realities, we discuss the superhero movie Black Panther. Spoilers for the entire movie follow. A few days ago I tried to put into words the reasons for my frustration with Star Trek: Discovery. […]
Who run the world? Girls! Read more...