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New course explores the science behind science fiction

August 4, 2015, 2:56 am EDT

SFU is offering a new course geared towards non-science students looking to fulfill their breadth requirements. The department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) has introduced a new breadth science course, BISC 111: Mutants and Monsters ...

Charles Landis' 1876 science fiction manuscript published

August 4, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT

VINELAND A handwritten copy of Charles K. Landis' science fiction manuscript entitled "A Trip to Mars" was discovered last year by the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society's Curator Patricia A. Martinelli while inventorying the Landis family files.

Morinville acting veteran takes science fiction and romance to the Fringe

August 4, 2015, 11:56 am EDT

Playwright David Haas is no stranger to the Morinville stage, having performed with the Caviar Players from 2011 to 2013 and had one of his own plays A Health Unto Her Majesty staged by the troupe in 2012 during the St. Jean Baptiste Festival. Haas is ...

The Guardian

Stephen Baxter interview: why science fiction is like therapy

July 25, 2015, 3:00 am EDT

In the summer of 2013, Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett published The Long War, the second volume of their Long Earth science-fiction series, about parallel worlds that can be stepped into. By the end of that year, the two authors both prolific ...

Toronto Star

Science Fiction: the latest and best reads, reviewed

August 1, 2015, 5:22 am EDT

The Year's Best Science Fiction: 32nd Annual Collection. Ed. by Gardner Dozois. (St. Martin's, 704 pages, $45.99). It's time again to rejoice in another volume in Gardner Dozois's long-running anthology of the year's best SF short fiction. With the ...


Visions of the Future by Some of Science Fiction's Most Exciting Writers

July 29, 2015, 12:45 pm EDT

PopSci's Dispatches From the Future includes stories by Will McIntosh, N.K. Jemisin, Karen Lord, Kameron Hurley, Seanan McGuire, James S.A. Corey, Andy Weir, Genevieve Valentine, Mary Robinette Kowal and Kim Stanley Robinson. And it's some ...

Science Fiction

See The Merc With A Mouth In Full HD Glory In First Red Band Trailer For ...

August 4, 2015, 11:11 pm EDT

After much waiting and Chimichanga chomping, the first official trailer for 'Deadpool' has finally dropped! While a very blurry version of the trailer shown at Comic-Con was leaked, seeing Ryan Reynolds work his magic as this anti-superhero in full HD ...

Journal of Commerce

Exoskeletons no longer science fiction

August 4, 2015, 5:56 am EDT

Exoskeletons no longer science fiction. 0 21 Technology. by Peter Kenter Aug 4, 2015. If you've always dreamed about what it would be like to don a metallic costume and gain superhuman strength ... go watch the latest Avengers movie. Exoskeletons no ...

The Guardian

Why Africa is the new home of science fiction

July 13, 2015, 6:00 am EDT

The stories he posted suggested a strange and an exciting future for science fiction, proposing not the science fiction of your grandfather or the Foundation of your Asimov but the dystopian gloom of failed states, the iron rule of corruption ...

Chicago Tribune

Science fiction roundup: 'Aurora' by Kim Stanley Robinson, mores

July 16, 2015, 10:41 am EDT

Ever since Einstein, interstellar travel has been a problem for science-fiction writers. Relativity insists we can't travel faster than light, and even if we could get close, the nearest planetary systems are many years away. Writers have usually dealt ...

Autoblog (blog)

Elon Musk keeps name-dropping science fiction love

July 25, 2015, 8:59 am EDT

A mini-meme of Tesla/Mel Brooks mashups took over the Tesla Twittersphere for a day or so after the announcement, and we thought it might be fun to take a look at how all sorts of science fiction stories have influenced CEO Elon Musk's efforts with ...

Deseret News

Game review: Forbidden Stars is a grand science-fiction adventure

July 31, 2015, 2:11 pm EDT

Still, that is a minor complaint in what is a really fantastic game that plays a little like a science-fiction cross between Axis & Allies, Dominion and A Game of Thrones, The Board Game. Ages: 14+. Time: 2-3 hours. MSRP: $99 (The game can be found ...


It's not science fiction: Water tech can keep California golden

July 31, 2015, 4:37 am EDT

Water conservation software based on behavioral science and cloud computing. Agricultural irrigation technology using sensors to measure sap in grape vines. Satellites that measure plant water needs. Home greywater recycling systems. Water meters ...

Science Fiction

Spider-War? Spider-Man May Do More Than Just Cameo in 'Captain America: Civil War'

August 4, 2015, 9:52 pm EDT

Despite early rumors that Spider-Man would only get a brief cameo in the upcoming 'Captain America: Civil War,' it seems Marvel has found a way to get the most out of the character joining the MCU, even before they cast Tom Holland as Spidey's alter ...


Read The First 4 Chapters Of My New Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel

July 24, 2015, 2:45 pm EDT

My novel All the Birds in the Sky is coming out in January, and I'll be writing more about the process of writing this book, and what I learned from doing it, as the publication date approaches. For now, though, you can read the first four chapters at ...

Fox Island author publishes cheerful, non-cynical science fiction novel ...

July 29, 2015, 4:26 pm EDT

Fox Island author publishes cheerful, non-cynical science fiction novel 'Howard Carter Saves the World'. The cover of Scott Perkins' young adult novel Howard Carter Saves the World. Scott Perkins Courtesy. Author Scott Perkins recently published a ...

Light Reading

How We Got Into the Science Fiction Game

July 28, 2015, 7:07 am EDT

Months later, our CEO, Steve Saunders, contacted me to say that the Nimoy feature proved very popular with readers, and asked what I thought about publishing a science fiction story on Light Reading. Something with a communications provider angle that ...

Science Fiction

Destination America To Broadcast Live Exorcism In 'Exorcism: Live!'

August 4, 2015, 8:00 pm EDT

The Exorcist If you thought that you'd seen it all on television than you're in for a treat as Destination America is planning to the first live on air exorcism on October 20th, 2015 on a special titled 'Exorcism: Live!'. Perfect for your pre-Halloween ...

Science Fiction

Toy News Tuesday: By The Power Of Greyskull!

August 4, 2015, 5:11 pm EDT

Come one, come all to an all new edition of Toy News Tuesday! We're the one weekly column right here on where we seek out all of the awesome news you need to know about any announcements and cool happenings in the toy industry ...

Science Fiction

Lucy Lane Will Be Played By Jenna Dewan-Tatum On 'Supergirl'!

August 4, 2015, 7:15 pm EDT

'Supergirl' has just found its Lucy Lane with Jenna Dewan-Tatum ('American Horror Story','Witches of East End') having just joined the cast! It'll be interesting to see if these leads to any marital problems with her husband Channing Tatum having just ...

Science Fiction

Stephen Amell Guest Starring On WWE Raw To Face Stardust

August 4, 2015, 6:07 pm EDT

Since appearing on an episode of Monday Night Raw back in May, 'Arrow' star Stephen Amell has been feuding with WWE Superstar Stardust on social media. The Prince of Dark Matter has even been taunting the actor onscreen with a series of promos ...

Robert Tercek: Science fiction is going to become the new normal

July 29, 2015, 8:00 am EDT

Gig Tank's Demo Day keynote speaker Robert Tercek said he hears about Chattanooga when he travels the world. And when he saw the North Shore mural, which depicts several famous inventors, he said he felt like he was with his people. (Photo: Staff).

The Guardian

Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

July 21, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT

I've starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now. I believe the science is in. The debate is over and the time for ...

Science Fiction

Olivia Munn Shows Off Her Psylocke Training For 'X-Men: Apocalypse

August 4, 2015, 2:56 pm EDT

From the moment she was cast in the role back in April, fans have been excited to see Olivia Munn play Psylocke in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. True Believers were hyped even more so after her costume was revealed in the infamous Entertainment Weekly issue ...

Science Fiction

Marvel Studios' 'Spider-Man' Is Definitely Not An Origin Story

August 4, 2015, 1:03 pm EDT

Everyone knows the story already. High school kid gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers. He's driven to be a hero when his uncle dies because of the actions of a crook that he could have stopped. Yadda yadda yadda. With great power ...

Science Fiction

See Lucy Lawless As Ruby In 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' And Clarification On The 'Xena ...

August 3, 2015, 9:18 am EDT

Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Lucy Lawless was on hand at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour to promote her new show 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' coming to STARZ this fall. The 10-episode series revisits the cult favorite world of the ...

Like Science Fiction? Cuba's Best Writers Now Published In English

July 10, 2015, 7:26 am EDT

Science fiction and comic books often look towards the future to fulfill dreams and fantasies. Popular icons like Batman, Superman and X-Men inspire fans all over the world to become the heroes of tomorrowbetter, stronger versions of themselves with ...

KPHO Phoenix

'Medjacking' threat: Science fiction or science fact?

July 22, 2015, 1:58 pm EDT

It sounds like the plot of a sci-fi thriller: someone hacking into a medical device that's been implanted into your body. And their motive is to kill you. Well, that science fiction could turn into reality in the future. But experts at the University ...

Southwest Virginia Today

Rocky Gap residents find science fiction success in Wythe

July 28, 2015, 5:11 pm EDT

Rocky Gap's Chris DeHart leads a demonstration on applying Latex makeup during WyvaCon on Saturday. WyvaCon is a science fiction/fantasy convention held in Wytheville every summer. DeHart and Melanie Hanshew founded the event. Posted: Tuesday ...

h+ Magazine

Science Fiction Realism

July 24, 2015, 12:18 pm EDT

With visual language, very quickly we get to a stranger and more indeterminate range of science fiction possibilities than narrative tends to map out for us. How much imagination is possible, and how much does our internal experience match anything ...

Science Fiction

Fantastic Five: Check Out Deadpool Cameo At The End Of The New 'Fantastic Four ...

August 4, 2015, 12:07 pm EDT

As fans nervously await the arrival of 20th Century Fox's 'Fantastic Four,' the studio has continued to release clips and trailers to attempt to entice moviegoers to see Josh Trank's film despite the negative press. In the latest sneak peak release ...

Science Fiction

'Dead Island 2 Looking For A New Developer

August 4, 2015, 10:03 am EDT

Things aren't looking all that great for 'Dead Island 2,' the sequel to the 2011 hit 'Dead Island.' First the creators of the franchise, Techland, had to leave the game since they disagreed with Deep Silver, the publisher, over the direction of the ...