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Explore Game Of Thrones with this minimalist website

Designer Nigel Evan Dennis was looking for a creative outlet and he found inspiration in the HBO series <i>Game Of Thrones</i>.<p>On his website, Where The …

GUEST POST: Matt Fuchs on Writing a Female Robot

When I drafted my new novella, <i>Rise of Hypnodrome</i>, which takes place in 2039, I couldn’t decide whether the main character, Grady Tenderbath, should …

Robotics

15 Real-Life Scientists Share Their Favorite Science Fiction Books, Movies

There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but there's abundant evidence to suggest that sci-fi books and movies can spark a lifelong interest in science.<p>"The best of the science fiction films will stimulate a curiosity and an interest in a topic," astrophysicist Dr. Neil …

A guide to the weird words and worlds of China Miéville

<i>Primer</i>is The A.V. Club<i>’s ongoing series of beginner’s guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and</i> …

the front page of the internet

This is from page 312 of the new 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook. I thought r/fantasy might get a kick out of it, or at least find …

Here’s a Bunch of Science Fiction Books with Cats on the Cover

Look, the title pretty much explains it all. It’s covers of science fiction books with cats on the cover. You need a reason? It will reaffirm your …

Books

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

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 …

WINNERS: 2014 Prometheus Awards

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winners of the for the 2014 Prometheus Award, recognizing pro-freedom novels published in the last …

"Insects are People Too" by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Insects are People Too<p>By Adrian Tchaikovsky on <br>aptshadow<p>I get the question “Why insects?” quite a lot. My stock response depends on how flippant I’m …

Women Remember: A Roundtable Interview

In the ten years that I’ve been actively participating in the science fiction community, I’ve seen the field change. A great deal of that change can …

How big will the ‘Game of Thrones’ dragons get? Let’s do the math

<i>Warning: TV spoilers for</i> Game of Thrones<i>.</i><p>For all the twists, court intrigue, and sexposition, let’s be real: There’s really only one reason anyone is …

TV Series

10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing

To you, your short story is unique and perfect. To editors, it's "the third steampunk time-travel story we've seen this week." But which trends …

Interactive Game of Thrones Map

x<p>Return to Menu<p>with Spoiler Control<p>This is a map of the world depicted in the novel series A Song of Ice & Fire and the TV adaptation, A Game of …