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A Hunter Stalks Unusual Prey in This Apocalyptic Short From the Co-Writer of Doctor Strange

<i>As They Continue to Fall</i> is the dark tale of a dystopian drifter who prowls back alleys with a specific breed of winged prey in his sights. It’s from …

Comics

An Astronaut and a Caveman's Worlds Collide In This Completely Surreal Short

“Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler” by Evan Mann is completely, deliciously absurd. If you want to see the weirdest ways an advanced species could …

Terry Gilliam

How The BBC Brought The "Unfilmable" Strange & Norrell To TV

The much-anticipated adaptation of Susannah Clarke’s <i>Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell</i> is finally coming to US shores this weekend. But how hard was it …

TV

The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Everyone’s Talking About In June

Looking for some awesome beach reads? Science fiction and fantasy have you covered. There’s a new <i>Shannara</i> book, a brand new Laurell K. Hamilton, and …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

Watch the Entire History of Weaponry in Just 2 Minutes

Did you know the bow dates back to 40,000 B.C.?<p>If there's one area humans have no trouble innovating, it's in finding new and creative ways to do harm to each other. From the invention of the axe in 1,000,000 B.C. to the modern-day killer drone, mankind has crafted ingenious ways to inflict harm.<p>As …

Military

This Action-Packed Book About A Female Ghostbuster Will Blow Your Mind

In Molly Tanzer’s excellent debut novel <i>Vermilion</i>, Elouise ‘Lou’ Merriweather works the dead of San Francisco: she’s a psychopomp, helping souls find …

Looper Meets Groundhog Day In This Eerie, Atmospheric Short Film

In the short film <i>ROTOR</i>, a security guard sits in a creepy factory, while small, odd things happen around him. But it’s only when he investigates a …

Groundhog Day

This Short Film Chronicles The Entire Rise And Fall Of An Alien Species

The Globosomes are orb-like creatures that live on a distant planet, and in this short animated film, we witness everything from the birth of their …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

This Film About High-Diving Giraffes Is An Instant Cure For The Blues

We’re not sure what possessed director Nicolas Deveaux to make a five-minute film about animated, acrobatic giraffes diving from the high board into …

What Happens When People First Realize That Their World Isn't Real?

The people in the proof-of-concept short film <i>Sundays</i> are living in a <i>Matrix</i>-like reality, but this isn't quite <i>The Matrix</i>. This is a story about people …

10 Time Travel Books That Need To Be Movies Right Now (If Not Sooner)

Time travel is huge at the movies right now. This Friday sees <i>Hot Tub Time Machine 2</i>, and <i>Terminator 5</i> is coming soon. But as <i>Predestination</i> recently …

This video is like a cyberpunk DeLorean movie trailer

Someone cast Ryan Gosling and have Ridley Scott direct it.<p>Credit where credit's due: <i>Cool Material</i> watched this short music video, "Retrowave," and declared it "a combination of <i>Drive</i>, <i>Back to the Future</i>, and <i>Tron.</i>" Nailed it. Although I'd say that it's more <i>Blade Runner</i> than <i>BTTF</i>, but the overall mood …

We Need More Fantasy Films As Stylish As This Animated Short

Just try not to fall in love with <i>The Two of Us</i>, which feels like an entire epic fantasy film packed into six wordless minutes. It's a simple story of …

Akira Kurosawa’s 100 Favorite Films

Few filmmakers have left as indelible a mark on cinema as iconic Japanese director, screenwriter, and producer Akira Kurosawa. The following list …

NASA’s way cool retro posters for futuristic space travel

Making future travel plans .. with an emphasis on ‘future?’ Check out these exoplanet travel posters from NASA.<p>In late December, 2014, the NASA Jet …

This Space Detective Short Captures The Feel Of Alien As Few Films Do

Now here is a short film that we're dying to see more of. <i>Atropa</i> wears its 1970s and 1980s scifi influences on its sleeve, capturing the feel of films …

The Ultimate Guide To 2015's Science Fiction And Fantasy TV

This is going to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy television, including some major A-list creators (Jonathan Nolan, Chris Miller and …

Oregon Trail and nearly 2,400 classic games now available to play free in your browser

The Internet Archive just released a treasure trove of nearly 2,400 computer games, as part of a new project, “Console Living Room,” to make classic games free and browser-friendly.<p>Perusing these old MS-DOS games is a trip down memory lane; there’s far (far) too many available to play them all in a …

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In January!

We're still recovering from our 2014 book binge, but already there are a ton of new books that we're dying to read. Including a long-awaited new …

The 10 Most Innovative Games of 2014

Here's our annual round-up of innovative games. These titles push the boundaries of gameplay, offering something new through gripping storylines, unique graphics, or amazing characters that add that something special.<p>Here's our annual round-up of innovative games. These titles push the boundaries …

A Mind-Bending Short Film About A Man Who Just Can't Escape His Office

You may feel like you're trapped in your work routine, but you've got nothing on Cubert, who spends his days in endless monotony at his desk. It's …

Lauren Davis

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with …

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

50 iPad and iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete Words With Friends. Forget Flappy Bird. And for goodness' sake, get rid of Candy Crush. These are the mobile games you want on your phone.<p>It's easy to get into a rut of mobile game-playing, trying over and over again to raise your score in <i>Crossy Road</i> or conquer the world in <i>Clash of Clans</i>. …

Apple Store

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Short Films Of 2014

In the span of mere minutes, short films can introduce us to fascinating ideas, dazzle us with mind-blowing visuals, and introduce us to strange and …

Was Michael Rockefeller Killed By Cannibals?

Michael Rockefeller was the son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and an aspiring ethnographer. In 1961, he disappeared while researching the …