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‪Joss Whedon returning to TV with epic HBO sci-fi series

Joss Whedon is about to make a spectacular return to TV.<p>The <i>Firefly</i> and <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> creator, and <i>The Avengers</i> director, has an “epic” new …

scifi

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

Books

To Start a New Life at Proxima Centauri, This Is How Many People We Need to Send

Multiple generations will live and die on the ship.<p>Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight …

10 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

Science-fiction literature has always been fertile ground for movies and television, with generations of screenwriters and directors finding …

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Watch the trailer for the Charmed reboot that has fans fuming

Has the Book of Shadows been handed over too soon?<p>Charmed’s upcoming reboot has received universal backlash from fans and critics following the …

Announcing the 2017 Nebula Awards Winners!

Presented in May 2018, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the <b>2017 Nebula Awards winners</b>, as well as the …

Could There Be a Gay Royal Wedding? - them.

Most of us have daydreamed about marrying a royal. I certainly have, if for no other reason than to get that much closer to Claire Foy from <i>The Crown,</i> …

Summer TV Preview: The 30 Most Anticipated New and Returning Series

The summer heat is already here, and with it come a slew of new TV projects that aren't a bad reason to stay indoors.<p>Cancel your summer plans: TV is …

TV

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

The 50 Best Moments in Sci-Fi History

These are all the moments that made our favorite films truly memorable.<p>We've written about our favorite films of all time, but they'd be nothing without these memorable moments that make them worth watching again...and again... and again.<p><b>Warning:</b> <i>Some of the clips feature intense violence, mild</i> …

Science Fiction

28 Multi-Use Products On Amazon That Are Basically Life Hacks

Figuring out a truly good life hack is one of those things that, once it happens, can make you see the whole world in a totally different light. …

Lifehacks

How plotting will make you a better writer

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been too keen on plotting. I was always concerned that it would take out the spontaneity of writing, something I truly …

Writing

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

Creative Writing

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

The Best Planners for 2018, According to Productivity and Stationery Experts

There are plenty of apps and gadgets that claim to jump-start your productivity, but if you’re really looking to buckle down and make the most of …

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

There exists a common misconception that all science fiction is fantastical. That all sci-fi takes place in a universe where ships can travel faster …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

The Bond Collection Briefcase And Everyday Padfolio Raises Over $280,000 Via Kickstarter

If you need to carry laptops, tablets and gadget peripherals with you on a daily basis you may be interested in a new briefcase and everyday bag …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

20 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books — fiction and nonfiction — into films, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you want to prepare yourself for the …

Obama's hesitant approach to foreign policy resulted in the biggest stain on his legacy

Barack Obama's impending departure from the White House has put many Americans in an elegiac mood.<p>Despite an average approval rating of only 48 percent— the lowest, surprisingly, of our last five presidents — he has always been beloved, if not revered, by the scribbling classes.<p>Just as many …