ImagineFX magazine will publish its 100th issue this August. In seven years it has become the #1 magazine for the art of science fiction and fantasy. To celebrate the occasion, the magazine is conducting a poll to pick a favorite from a list of 100 fantasy artists. Anyone can vote by following this link.
Tom and Jack are joined by comedian Ben McKenzie to talk about the relationship between Doctor Who and science: whether or not it is science fiction, how it represents science and scientists, and how time travel, regeneration and sonic screwdrivers fare scientifically. Show More Summary
Every week we ask a question of our readers, to stimulate discussion and critical thinking about an issue or topic relating to science, skepticism, technology or religion. Our favourite points are discussed on our weekly podcast, The Pseudoscientists. Television is one...
The Hyperion Cantos is a fantastic work of Science Fiction, but it would be a disaster if it were made into a film. Column by Erik Wecks I am a firm believer that doing something poorly can be worse than doing nothing at all. That is why I hope no one ever makes a movie out of Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. Show More Summary
I’ll be doing a rare afternoon tour appearance tomorrow in Madison because at 6pm, A Room of One’s Own welcomes the Guests of Honor at Wiscon, the (completely fantastic) science fiction and fantasy convention. So if you’re coming at 4 o’clock to Room of One’s Own to see me, stick around afterward for the GoHs, […]
Weddings are magical and transformative — except when you're being forced to marry someone against your will. Just the other day one of our favorite shows featured a shotgun wedding. To celebrate, here's our collection of scenes where an unwilling bride or groom is tying the knot. With no recent spoilers. Read more...
Slate interactives editor Chris Kirk created a very handy interactive guide for comparing the speeds of some of the most popular spaceships from science fiction television shows, films and the real world. You can select a destination (Alpha Centauri, Galactic Center, Andromeda Galaxy) and instantly view the visual race between each of the ships and [...]
by CarrieS Grade: B- Title: Her Sky Cowboy Author: Beth Ciotta Publication Info: Signet Eclipse 2012 ISBN: 978-0-451-2387-4 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy All my life, I've felt something was missing, and now I know what it was. Thanks...Show More Summary
Oculus Rift + Kinect – Audio visual instrument a001 from Ethno Tekh on Vimeo. That window between science fiction and actual interfaces continues to narrow. Here, virtual hands paw at geometric orbs to produce sound, with simultaneous 3D visuals as accompaniment, in the latest artist/hacker experiment. Show More Summary
About a third of the science fiction movie starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden, was filmed in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. When producers of the upcoming science fiction movie "After Earth" wanted to create an image of what the planet might look like 1,000 years in the future, location manager Dow Griffith knew just the place.
We humans have long been wanting wearable computing but it was only visible in science fiction movies. The technology was not mature enough to make wearable computing devices be it, connectivity bandwidth or components small enough to make it into that size. Show More Summary
When it comes to net-zero homes it too is an idea that seems more science fiction than anything, especially in the cold climes of Edmonton, Alberta. A home that produces as much energy as it consumes -- well that's just crazy.
Iain M. Banks has had two astoundingly great careers — with the middle initial, he's one of the most influential and brilliant science fiction authors of the past 25 years. Without it, he's a great literary author. And some people believe he did the science fiction to subsidize his literary work. If anything, it's the reverse. Read more...
Most modern robots look nothing like those predicted by 1950's era science fiction. But if you’re in the market for a retro-style robot with world-domination-worthy looks you might want to dust off your auction paddle. Christie’s auction...Show More Summary
Christie?s Out of the Ordinary sale on 5 September 2013 will feature an eclectic selection of fascinating items, spanning all eras from the prehistoric natural world to the surreal realm of science fiction. Building on the success of...Show More Summary
One of the very few full-on science fiction films premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year is a thriller called The Last Days on Mars, directed by Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson making his feature debut after a number of shorts including Blinky™ and Fifty Percent Grey. Show More Summary
The history of science fiction television is full of shows that have a lot of wonderful stuff... but you just know they could be even more awesome if someone seized their raw potential with both hands. Which classic TV show do you wish you could personally make a new version of? Read more...
Some new and familiar faces took home the SFWA's top honors over the weekend. Let's find out who. News by Christopher Shultz Over the weekend, The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America held their forty-eighth annual Nebula Awards,...Show More Summary
Science fiction novelist Hugh Howey topped our Self Published Bestsellers List this week with two collections from his Wool series rising on Amazon. To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of...Show More Summary
This weekend in San Jose, California, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Award, given for excellence in SF/F. Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312 won for best novel, confirming Omni’s prediction that Robinson was...