Tamia Harper

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Of Course There Are Black Stormtroopers in Star Wars

Fans objecting to John Boyega in The Force Awakens' teaser aren't just close-minded; they misunderstand the galaxy far, far away.<p>Earlier today, it seemed like #BlackStormtrooper might actually eclipse #BlackFriday as a trending topic. That’s because the official trailer that aired Friday for the …

The five best science fiction/fantasy books of 2014

<b>THE ANGEL OF LOSSES</b><p><i>By Stephanie Feldman (Ecco)</i><p>Marjorie, the heroine of Feldman’s fantastical novel, must unravel a bizarre warning from her grandfather on his deathbed: “He’s coming for me. Then he’s coming for you.” Marjorie gathers clues, including her grandfather’s notebook — part diary, part …

[GUEST POST] Bryan Thomas Schmidt on 5 Fantasy Series Military Fantasy Fans Don’t Want To Miss

Ken Scholes’ <b>Psalms of Isaak</b> (TOR)—the first five books are out and filled with various armies negotiating, fighting, and strategizing as major …

SDCC 2014: Charles Yu on Street Fighter, Science Fiction, and Bob's Burgers - Unbound Worlds

I caught <i>How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe</i> and Sorry Please Thank You author Charles Yu for a light-hearted conversation about his …

The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction

Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?<p>When I’m introduced to someone as a writer, a now familiar pattern of events often follows.<p>“Oh, really! How interesting!” the someone—let’s call her Jane—says, sounding quite enthusiastic. “What do you write?”<p>“Science …

The Best Science Fiction Books, According To Real-Life Scientists

We've all seen lists of the worst science fiction books and movies, according to scientists — but what are the best? HuffPost Science reached out to …

Ann Leckie's debut novel wins Hugo science fiction award

American author Ann Leckie secured her place in the annals of science fiction history after her debut novel, Ancillary Justice, was named best novel at the prestigious Hugo awards. In a ceremony held on Sunday night at London's ExCel centre, as part of this year's 72nd World Science Fiction …

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books That Will Change Your Life This Fall

Science fiction and fantasy books are seriously going to blow your mind this fall. William Gibson returns to the future. Plus there are new books by …

Lessons about Community from Science Fiction - LinuxCon Chicago

If you think you saw this presentation at LinuxCon last year, you're wrong! To avoid boring people to death, I have a completely new set of slides and lessons for 2014.<p>This talk focuses on community tips told through science fiction. While the topic is fun and a little silly, the lessons about …

Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction

Writers of realistic fiction are often are asked to wrestle with the question of autobiographical influence in interviews and essays. Some critics have made a cottage industry out of guessing even in the absence of hard data: Is the character a stand-in for the novelist? Is the plot based on …

Can Automata’s rise of the robots bring science fiction to life?

Arthur C Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov are often considered the “big three” of 20th-century science fiction. Yet only Clarke’s genius has really been translated effectively on the big screen, via his screenplay with Stanley Kubrick for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Heinlein would have detested …

Google Wants to Make ‘Science Fiction’ a Reality—and That’s Limiting Their Imagination

The future is vast, and scifi provides but a tiny porthole to see it.<p>Self-driving cars, extreme life extension, and global wifi provided by weather balloons: Google makes projects that sound like science fiction into reality at its secretive research lab, Google X.<p>And that may be exactly the …