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NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features swirling, …

Astronomy

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

This French sci-fi series could be your new horror obsession

Decades of films have proven that few things are as terrifying as the infinite vastness of space, but TV has generally been more concerned with the …

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving in July

We’re well into summer now, but there’s still plenty of time to add a book or eight to your reading list. And you’ll want to, after checking out all …

All Systems Red chronicles the life of a robot that calls itself Murderbot

The start to a promising universe<p>“But as I said before, these weren’t intrepid galactic explorers. They were people who had been doing a job and suddenly found themselves in a terrible situation.” These lines sum up the general attitude of Martha Wells’ novella, <i>All Systems Red</i><i>.</i> It’s a snarky …

Top 89 Most Underrated Science Fiction novels

Science Fiction novels that you don’t see EVERYONE recommending. The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community<p>1. <b>The Forever War</b> …

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Science Fiction

The Moon and the Other: a sci-fi novel about how we undermine our best intentions

What is the relationship between a person and the society that they’re a part of?<p>Science fiction is a genre that’s uniquely suited for making the internal into the external. Authors can take an intangible issue, whether it’s a relationship problem, a philosophical belief, or a scientific quandary, …

Science Fiction

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this June

Military science fiction, gods, and space operas<p>I have a confession to make: I like books. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s followed this monthly list, but I don’t mean just reading them. I’m fascinated by the <i>form</i> of a book, the book as a technology, and an object that’s changed how we …

These new images of Jupiter show its clouds in stunning detail

Damn, Jupiter looks sexy.<p>After nearly a year in orbit, the Juno spacecraft is starting to crack some of Jupiter’s many mysteries.<p>This week, the journals <i>Science</i> and <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> published the first batch of scientific findings about Jupiter, based on Juno’s trips there. Discoveries …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

Here are the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2016<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. This evening, the organization announced the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards, recognizing some of the …

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

A brilliant sci-fi thriller imagines how the massive floods of climate change could transform Earth

Robinson's past books mostly been set in space — on interstellar starships or amid the long terraforming project of the planet Mars — but they've centered on questions of how we treat planet Earth. Is this fragile environment portable? Can we fix it if we break it? What is there left to do if we …

Climate Change

So You Want to Read Cli-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

A Novel<p>Perpetual drought has baked California to a crisp. While most Californians have opted for government relocation to more habitable regions of …

Wellcome Image Awards 2017: winners show the art of science

Women in Science

See a Haunting Vision of the War Machines of the Future

Do you want to know what war would look like in 2048? The Israeli artist Pavel Postovit has drawn a series of remarkable images depicting soldiers, …

Two Huge Sci-Fi Novels Were Snubbed by the Nebula Awards

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>On Tuesday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America released its …

This year's Nebula Award nominees are incredibly diverse — read some online

The best of 2016’s science fiction and fantasy stories<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released their list of nominees for the 2016 Nebula Awards, and it’s an impressive, diverse list of the best science fiction and fantasy stories of the year.<p>Awarded annually since 1966, the …

Science Fiction

Images: Sci-Fi Landscape Art From Sylvain Coutouly

This is a collection of sci-fi art from Sylvain Coutouly.<p>Coutouly is a Canadian concept artist at Capy. There isn't much indication of what these …

Science Fiction

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 1/31/17

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><i>Bookburners</i><br>by Max Gladstone and Margaret Dunlap<p><i>Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan’s Forest Trilogy</i><br>by Thoraiya Dyer<p><b>PAPERBACK</b><p><i>Age of</i> …

Images: Some Highly Detailed Science Fiction Concept Art

This is some highly detailed sci-fi conceptual art.<p>It is from French artist Paul Chadeisson and unfortunately he doesn't provide any information on …

Science Fiction

B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: October 2015

For over a decade, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. At the end of each month, he’ll be sharing …

This Hubble image shows thousands of galaxies — and that's only a tiny fraction of the sky

What happens when you take a 2.4-meter telescope, launch it into space, and command it to stare at one spot in the sky for a solid 14 hours, taking data both in visible light (like our eyes see) and infrared?<p>This. This.<p>Can I get a "Yowza!" from the congregation? No? Maybe that's because when I …

Astrophysics

Amazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime

Amazon’s book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the …

Science Fiction

24 Sci-Fi Novels You Can Read for Free

These Project Gutenberg books will open your mind to imaginative worlds<p>Science fiction has been around as a genre for more than 200 years. That's such a long time that many of the greatest works have fallen into the public domain, providing a way to get free and easy access to many of these …

Science Fiction

'Wanderers' Is A Fantastic Vision Of Humanity's Interplanetary Future

This short sci-fi film, narrated by Carl Sagan, inspires us to explore the solar system<p>Having a hard time getting motivated after a lazy, turkey-filled Thanksgiving break? We’ve got the perfect remedy for you. Take just five minutes from your workday to watch <i>Wanderers</i>, a short science-fiction film …