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By Tyler Regas | Combing the media desert for the sci-fi we all crave.

8 of the smartest sci-fi films and TV shows represented with hilariously complicated charts

1. Coherence (2013)<p><i>Coherence</i> is a groundbreaking film by a group of filmmakers who saw <i>Primer</i> and said, "Hey, let's make a ridiculously complicated …

Science Fiction

Cannes 2017: Punk boy meets girl (from mars) in Neil Gaiman’s new sci-fi comedy

After 70 years you’d think they’d seen it all at Cannes, but Brit-punk coming of age sci-fi How to Talk to Girls at Parties features two noteworthy …

Neil Gaiman

Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid to be reimagined as animated sci-fi film

Variety is reporting that FilmNation is set to reimagine Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 classic <b>The Kid</b> as an animated sci-fi film, which is being directed by …

Science Fiction

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 …

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Fantastic fiction needs your help

Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, held on the third Wednesday of every month at the …

Science Fiction

2017 Nebula Awards: All the Birds in the Sky, Every Heart a Doorway, and more!

The Science Fiction Writers of America have announced the 2017 Nebula Award winners, including two of my favorite books of 2016: Charlie Jane …

Science Fiction

Alien 3 is far from the worst Alien movie. In fact, it’s pretty great.

Director David Fincher famously disowned his own entry in the Alien franchise — but it’s actually a showcase for his creative vision.<p>The new <i>Alien: Covenant</i> marks the sixth film in the main <i>Alien</i> franchise since it started in 1979, making it one of Hollywood's longest-running series. And there's no …

Science Fiction

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in New Terminator Sequel from Producer James Cameron

Earlier this year, we learned director <b>James Cameron</b> is returning to the <b>Terminator</b> franchise he created to produce and shepherd the new approach to …

Movies

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein shows us how science fiction predicts the present and shapes the future

Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds is a new MIT Press book commemorating the bicentennial of the …

Science Fiction

Blade Runner - 1982

<i>Blade Runner</i> - Released June 25, 1982. Directed by Ridley Scott<p>Famed dystopian sci-fi epic about four "replicants" who return to earth (where they …

Science Fiction

New TV Spot For ‘War Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rallies That “Apes Stronger Together”

Summary: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.<p><i>War</i> …

Planet of the Apes

Casper Van Dien Shares Several Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Starship Troopers

A movie that was criminally underseen, and underrated, upon release was Paul Verhoeven’s <i>Starship Troopers</i>. A satirical take on war and fascism, the …

Horror Movies

Videos: The Sci-Fi Horror Short Film Incoming

This is the sci-fi horror short film Incoming. It was written and directed by Sam Klein and stars Ryan Leli, Kira Halling, and Tyler Messner. It was …

Pop Culture

The inevitable rise of the robocops

<b>(CNN) —</b> Picture: A bleak dystopian future in which humanity is ruled by robots, suppressed by its own creation. Not an original thought, admittedly. Pop culture is filled with examples of robot overlords and android uprisings; of artificial intelligence gone bad.<p>But so far, few -- if any -- of …

Robots

Radiate: Book Three Of The Lightless Trilogy [Review]

C.A. Higgins’ <i>Radiate</i>, the final book in the <i>Lightless Trilogy</i>, is out today. Fans of the series will likely find that <i>Radiate</i> is a satisfying …

Books

Speculative Fiction in Translation: Finland

The world of Finnish speculative fiction is a wonderfully varied one, with authors like Johanna Sinisalo, Leena Krohn, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, and …

Books

7 Spacefaring Manga Any Sci-Fi Fan Will Love

If you don’t read manga, there’s one thing you need to know: it’s not a genre, but a medium. There is a manga for every type of reader—and that …

Mobile Suit Gundam

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 5/23/17

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><i>Azrael</i><br>by Gav Thorpe<p><i>The Carrion Throne</i><br>by Chris Wraight<p><i>Radiate</i><br>by C.A. Higgins<p><i>Shift of Shadow and Soul</i><br>by Hilary Thompson<p><i>User</i><br>by Devin Grayson …

Comics

'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Adds Mel Rodriguez and Vera Farmiga

The pair will star in an episode written and directed by 'Mudbound' filmmaker Dee Rees.<p>The cast of <i>Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams</i> continues to …

Hollywood

Science fiction writer from Prosper stands among giants with Nebula Award win | Books

"The Long Fall Up" tells the story of a future where, for fear of zero G-caused birth defects, off-world gestations and births are only legally …

Science Fiction

Reverie: Sarah Shahi Explains NBC's Complex New Sci-Fi Drama

Maybe it's just me, but all realities, virtual or otherwise, should include Sarah Shahi.<p>Shahi stars in NBC's upcoming drama <i>Reverie</i>, a science fiction …

TV

15 Burning Questions We Have After Alien: Covenant

Tally up the body count, check behind the sofa, and count the box office takings, because Ridley Scott’s <b>Alien: Covenant</b> is finally in cinemas. Some …

Alien: Covenant

Alien Covenant returns to the theme that made the original so terrifying: men giving birth

There is something inside of you that has to come out<p>There is a simple truth at the heart of the <i>Alien</i> movie franchise: being chased by a monster is terrifying. Nobody likes being eaten alive. But the real terror of the series isn’t the prospect of being murdered by a runaway xenomorph. It’s the …

Alien: Covenant

New Valérian Trailer Has Little Cara Delevingne, a Lot of Coolio Music

Europeans already know what's up with <i>Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i>. (It's based on a incredibly popular French comic book series.) As for most Americans, well, all we really know is that it's some sort of huge space epic starring Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan, with a cameo from …

Fashion

Alien: Covenant leaves much better lingering questions than Prometheus

Instead of ‘Why are these people so stupid?’ the new film leaves us asking ‘What do we still need to know?’<p>In 2012, the science-fiction / horror film <i>Prometheus</i> brought Ridley Scott back to the film franchise he launched in 1979 with <i>Alien</i>. There have been many <i>Alien</i> sequels, spinoffs, and multimedia …

Science Fiction

‘District 9’ Director Neill Blomkamp to Release Experimental Short Films On Gaming Site Steam

Blomkamp hopes to use the online shorts as a testing ground for feature films.<p>“District 9” director Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios will experiment …

Gaming

Luc Besson and Dane DeHaan on Valerian

If you’ve never heard of the French sci-fi comic Valerian and Laureline, then you’ve missed out on the stories that have proven to be influential on …

Science Fiction

The final trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets shows an incredible sci-fi universe

The final trailer for <i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> is here, and like the two trailers that preceded it, it’s packed to the gills with wall-to-wall sci-fi action.<p><i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> stars Dane DeHaan as the titular Valerian, and Cara Delevingne as his partner, …

Science Fiction

‘Arrival’ Video Essay Examines How the Script Helps Us Further Understand Ourselves — Watch

The latest Lessons from the Screenplay video looks at Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi film.<p>In his latest Lessons from the Screenplay video, YouTube user …

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