Science Fiction

17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies.<p>The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> ― which will be released as a Hulu show this month …

Art

Cinematic Releases: Phoenix Forgotten (2017) - Reviewed

<i>Phoenix Forgotten.</i> I want to believe. Really, I do.<p>Found footage and alien abduction go hand in hand. Over the past decade or more, audiences have …

UFOs

A Breakdown of Main Road|Post’s Amazing Visual Effects in the Russian Sci-Fi Film ‘Attraction’

The visual effects production studio, Main Road|Post, shared their breakdown of the amazing visual effects seen in the 2017 Russian sci-fi film</i> …

Filmmaking

'Borne' Is a Beautiful, Bizarre Sci-Fi Novel with a Gigantic, Flying Bear - Vice

"I'm not interested in increasing the distance between us and the world we live in," author Jeff VanderMeer tells me. "I'm interested in showing how there is no real gap and that if we don't realize that soon, other narratives are going to overtake us and replace whatever stories we're telling with …

Check Out This Larry Page-Backed Flying Car in Action

Transportation startup Kitty Hawk has Google roots.<p>Is your regular four-wheeled driving experience getting you down? Wondering when our <i>Back to the Future/Jetsons</i> style transportation future will arrive?<p>Today, startup Kitty Hawk -- named as a nod to the work of aeronautical pioneers Orville and …

Back to the Future

Alien: Covenant international TV spot teases an apocalypse

We have been getting a lot of footage from Ridley Scott’s upcoming <b>Alien: Covenant</b> recently, and this week is no different. A new international TV …

Science Fiction Movies

Updating Our Nightmares — Real Life

We need to tell better stories about the future of surveillance<p>Image: <i>fogofwar</i> by Mike Winkelmann.<p>As Donna Haraway declared in one of the most …

Big Brother

The New Episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Ranked

Jonah Ray, Crow, Gypsy and Tom Servo. (Photo via Netflix)<p><i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i> holds a special place in my heart. It was a huge part of my …

TV

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Our sixth podcast for April is “Thing and Sick” written by Adam Roberts and read by Kate Baker.<p>Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 127 - Thing and Sick by …

Science

Firefly Day: 9 reasons we miss Firefly

FireflyJoss WhedonSerenitylists<p>Tricia Ennis<p>Mon, Apr 24, 2017 3:45pm<p><b>Firefly</b> has been off the air for nearly 15 years, which a) makes us feel old and …

Science Fiction Movies

Alexis Bledel Is Going All in For Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale

Rory who? <b>Alexis Bledel</b> is stepping out of Stars Hollow's shadow with <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, Hulu's ambitious new drama based on the book of the same …

TV

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the right kind of Virtual Reality disaster

The iconic Captain Kirk pose represents the quintessence of cool-headed composure

Virtual Reality

How Rogue One Will Influence the Final Season of Star Wars Rebels

Another crazy cameo is confirmed for <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>. Peyton Reed discusses Scott and Hope’s relationship in <i>Ant-Man & The Wasp</i>. Plus, …

Star Wars

‘Alien: Covenant In Utero’ VR Experience Launches Wednesday

The forthcoming <i>Alien: Covenant</i> movie is getting a VR experience, <i>Alien: Covenant In Utero</i> and it launches this Wednesday on Oculus platforms.Following …

Virtual Reality

No, we didn’t steal your aliens – Gucci responds to claims

The AW17 campaign teasers sparked some alien-shaped controversy<p>Following the release of its alien-cast AW17 campaign teasers last week, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has responded to claims that the idea was copied. The videos, posted on the brand’s Instagram under the hashtag …

Gucci

Exclusive First Look at Valerian Free Comic Book Day Issue

Ahead of the debut of Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," this free issue previews one of the comics that inspired the film.

Comics

'The Handmaid's Tale' review: Elisabeth Moss captivates in dystopian nightmare

After the otherworldly social rituals and rigidly structured patriarchy of "Mad Men," it was just a hop, skip and a jump into the realm of "The Handmaid's Tale" for its star, Elisabeth Moss, who also serves as producer on Hulu's 10-part television adaptation.<p>The first three episodes arrive …

Literature

Less Than 3 Days Left To Fund Sci-Fi RPG Kova

Kickstarter backers have less than 3 days to fully fund the <i>Kova</i> campaign so that they can join Kova in her quest to unravel the Fermi Paradox and …

Gaming

Excitement and Dread: Looking Ahead to The Wheel of Time TV Series

Good morning, Tor.com!<p>I say, with especial maddening cheer to my WOT peeps nursing post-JordanCon hangovers, heh. Because with the news last week …

TV

LUKE CAGE Writer To Pen WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Prequel

Credit: Jay Shaw (BOOM! Studios)<p><i>Press Release</i><p>BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES comic …

Comic Books

'No Guarantee' of Star Trek 4 Being Made

While Spock actor Zachary Quinto is optimistic about Star Trek 4, he admitted there's a chance the follow-up film might not happen.<p>Speaking on The …

Star Trek

Michael B. Jordan Will Star in HBO’s 'Fahrenheit 451’: Details - Us Weekly

Back in action! <b>Michael B. Jordan</b> will star in a film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel <i>Fahrenheit 451, Variety</i> reports. The project, in development …

Science Fiction Movies

Advance Review: “The Book of Chaos: Deluxe Edition”

Collecting the four-volume French series “Ante Genessum” into one English language edition, “The Book of Chaos” is another example of Humanoids …

A trio of visionaries will explore the future of augmented reality

I’m very excited about the trio of technology and entertainment visionaries that are the latest speakers for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. They include John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs and co-creator of Pokémon Go; Ralph Osterhout, CEO of …

Augmented Reality

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2: a scientist's review

Star-Lord Peter Quill and the gang are back as Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 opens in cinemas from today in another outing of the galactic …

Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Fassbender's David Drops Spoiler Bombs in 'Alien: Covenant' TV Spot

A new Vietnamese TV spot for the upcoming <i>Alien: Covenant</i> contains most people’s first glimpse at a terrifying, game-changing scene that we’ve only …

Movies

The Handmaid’s Tale: The Hidden Meaning in Those Eerie Costumes

Costume designer Ane Crabtree gives the rundown on dressing Margaret Atwood’s dystopia.<p>In the Republic of Gilead—which once was Cambridge, Massachusetts, until the state was overthrown by a theocratic, totalitarian regime—women are defined solely by their assigned roles and the men who govern them. …

Hollywood

NASA Wants You to Make a Short Using Their Space Footage

If you have a unique vision of the future, NASA wants to help you share it with the world through its CineSpace Short Film Competition. Filmmakers of …

NASA

Gucci unveils science fiction-flavored teaser for fall/winter 2017

Kering-owned Italian fashion house Gucci is taking a somewhat strange, sci-fi approach for its latest marketing campaign with a series of short …

Marketing

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Producer Warren Littlefield was ready to ‘drop everything and jump on-board’ [WATCH]

Producer <b>Warren Littlefield</b> has some experience developing TV projects based on beloved properties: he’s an Emmy winner for the TV anthology “Fargo,” …

TV