Science Fiction

When the robots take over; 4 new sci-fi reads

One major theme that’s been running through science fiction recently is the rise of artificial intelligence and the impact that might have on humanity. As we continue to improve upon and refine machine learning, it seems inevitable that the development of a true AI will occur at some point. And …

Meet '`Oumuamua,' the Strange Interstellar Asteroid That Sent Us a Message

In the classic 1973 Arthur C. Clarke science fiction novel "Rendezvous With Rama," a mysterious object is detected outside the orbit of Jupiter as it …

Science

Denis Villeneuve Is Still Wrapping His Head Around Why Blade Runner 2049 Underperformed

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i> was a critical darling, getting a largely raving reception, but audiences didn’t seem to reciprocate. The movie had lackluster …

Geek

Denis Villeneuve on why Blade Runner 2049 tanked at the box office

<b>Blade Runner 2049</b> was by far this fall’s biggest box-office upset. A film that was almost unanimously praised by critics, but was a complete failure …

Movies

'Forbidden Planet's' Robby the Robot sold for a record $5.375 million

The auction price for the star robot of the 1956 sci-fi classic was tops for a movie prop.<p>Records are meant to be broken and Robby the Robot has his.<p>The famous mechanical character from 1956 sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" sold yesterday for $5.375 million, the record price for a movie prop, the …

Xbox One S and 4K movies giveaway

Free movies with your free console<p>Gift yourself or someone you love — for free. Have your eye on a new Xbox? We have that and two 4K movies to go with your new toy. Only one person will receive both of these prizes, but we are also choosing five runners-up to snag these movies as well.<p>The grand …

Gaming

The Science Fiction & Fantasy We're Thankful For in 2017

More than ever, 2017 was a great time to be a fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Pop cultural has become a veritable geek feast, with comic book adaptations …

Rian Johnson

Check Out This Menacing Alternate Blade Runner 2049 Studio Logo

An alternate logo treatment for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> has been released – and it’s even more ominous than the version that was used. <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> had …

Blade Runner

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. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Best Movies On Netflix: Sci-Fi

Deep sea voyages, space adventures, and magical creatures all play a part in these critically-acclaimed flicks.<p>Photos: Everett Collection ; …

Movies

Videos: The Sci-fi Short Film The Time Agent

This is the Korean sci-fi short film <i>The Time Agent</i>.<p>It was written and directed by Jude Chun, and stars Gwui-Oong Choi, and Young-Hee Jeon. Check out …

Pop Culture

Makeup artist Donald Mowat chats ‘tremendous pressure’ of ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘touching’ true story of ‘Stronger’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

“I’m not going to lie: it was the most tremendous pressure in my career,” divulges “Blade Runner 2049” makeup department head <b>Donald Mowat</b> during our …

Entertainment

6 Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Fans of Justice League

<i>This post was originally published on The Portalist. It has been reproduced here with permission. For more from The Portalist, follow them on</i> …

Comics

Opinion | We've been thinking about creativity all wrong

The hunt for creativity has become one of the hottest pursuits of our uber-connected, uber-productive culture. But while the cult of creativity often portrays creativity as a burst of spontaneous inspiration, the reality is that rediscovering and re-contextualizing old ideas is often more valuable …

Creativity

Is the Lord of the Rings Prequel TV Series Secretly The Silmarillion?

Little is known about the proposed <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> TV series, but as more info comes out there’s a distinct possibility it may be the …

TV

Does 'Valerian' Deserve a Second Act?

Audiences ignored it in theaters, but the Luc Besson film should find new life as it hits blu-ray.<p>If we boil down <i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand</i> …

Movies

2017 November 22 – Oumuamua: Interstellar Asteroid

<b>'Oumuamua: Interstellar Asteroid</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit:</b> European Southern Observatory, M. Kornmesser<p><b>Explanation:</b> Nothing like it has ever been seen …

Astronomy

Edward James Olmos on Coco and the connected universe of Battlestar Galactica and Blade Runner

2017 has been quite the year for <b>Edward James Olmos</b>. On the small screen, he appeared on <i>Narcos</i> and celebrated the 13th anniversary of the re-imagined …

Blade Runner

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For Fans of the Singularity

Let’s say you know someone who is all gung-ho about welcoming our new robot overlords. Maybe that worries you, because you’re not so psyched for the …

Entertainment

Cover Launch: ADRIFT by Rob Boffard - Orbit Books | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

<b>Lost in the depths of space . . . No contact with civilisation . . . no way home . . . what would you do?</b><p>We’re very proud to present the cover for a …

Space Travel

Creating Blade Runner: 2049 in Miniature

If you want the most realistic shot possible, it needs to be just that — real. To create the imperfect world of <i>Blade Runner: 2049</i> Weta Workshop …

Blade Runner

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Fans

The holidays are right around the corner and for many that means looking forward to time with family and friends, indulging in holiday feasts, and …

Philip K. Dick

Chosen One of the Day: The falling bowl of petunias in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

We often ponder the secrets of the universe, endlessly searching for the answers to the big questions. The masters of science fiction have done this …

Crashing

Lord of the Rings & Amazon’s Future Responsibility To Fantasy

Amazon is getting into fantasy in a big way—and not just selling books.<p>Last week, Amazon announced that they had acquired rights for a <i>Lord of the</i> …

Culture

Blind Date: ‘We had both binged “Stranger Things 2,” so that was an easy topic of conversation’

<i>Get the best of the Magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here.</i><p><b>MATT CASSIE</b>: 26 / …

Isaac Asimov

Kickstarting Scintillation, Jo Walton's intimate, conversational science fiction convention in Montreal

Within science fiction, Jo Walton (previously) is legendary for hosting small, intimate gatherings of outstanding conversation and comradeship.<p>Now …

The Sci-Fi Thriller Envoy Looks To Communicate With Aliens

Amy Pascal and Her Pascal Pictures have pre-emptively picked up the sci-fi thriller spec script titled <i>Envoy</i> from Kat Wood. First reported by …

Pop Culture

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Our third podcast for November is “Dead Heroes” written by Mike Buckley and read by Kate Baker.<p>Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 134 - Dead Heroes by Mike …

Composer Alexandre Desplat on Choosing Luc Besson Over ‘Star Wars’

The maestro behind some of the cinemas’ most marvelous scores shares his thoughts on true passion.<p>If you haven’t seen Alexandre Desplat it would …

Filmmaking

Charles Manson’s Science Fiction Roots

In 1963, while a prisoner at the federal penitentiary at McNeil Island in Washington state, Charles Manson heard other prisoners enthuse about two …

Liberal View