Science Fiction

Where’s the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Give us something, Lucasfilm.<p>Today Lucasfilm announced the eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise would be called <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. While many fans are scratching their heads trying to figure out what that could mean — and what the bold, red lettering used for the title blocks could …

Star Wars

Great Job, Internet!: Forty years ago, Doctor Who envisioned a dystopia full of “alternative facts”

Given how often they depict dystopian worlds and fascist regimes, sci-fi and fantasy conveniently offer a plethora of inspirational quotes for dealing with the next four years of the Trump administration. For instance, there’s this exchange from <i>Lord Of The Rings</i>:<p><b>Frodo:</b> I wish the Ring had never …

Doctor Who

Return of an Epic Fantasy King: An Interview with Tad Williams, Author of "The Heart of What Was Lost"

When internationally bestselling fantasy author Tad Williams decided to write a second series set in Osten Ard--the world of his beloved <i>Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn</i> epic fantasy trilogy--it began on a dare.<p>His wife, the editor Deborah Beale, suggested that the world of Osten Ard was rich with …

Authors

French Illustrator Whose Comics "Inspired" Star Wars Finally Getting the Movie Treatment

Luc Besson is bringing Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin's "Valerian" to the big screen, and it looks fantastic<p>Several years ago, we …

Star Wars

Status Updates on All the Major Movies and TV Shows Stuck in Hollywood Limbo

Here at io9, we report on a lot of projects when they’re first announced. Oftem, however, there’s a long stretch between the initial news and the …

Movies

Can James Cameron switch Terminator back on?

The sci-fi series has long been foundering, but the return of the original film’s director to the fold could offer the chance of a creative hard reset<p>There are parallels between the Terminator saga’s distressing downward spiral into creative redundancy and its own essential mythology. For over …

Science Fiction Movies

SEC said to be investigating Yahoo over data breaches

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Yahoo over the high-profile data leaks disclosed last year, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.<p>Yahoo, which is in the process of being acquired by Verizon in a deal worth $4.83 billion, disclosed this past September that data …

Data Breach

9 Books Like 'Travelers' For Readers Looking For More Time-Travel & Sci-Fi Adventures

1 'All Our Wrong Todays' by Elan Mastai<p>The similarities between this book and <i>Travelers</i> are simply uncanny. Tom Barren lives in a 2016 that resembles …

Literature

Why Is TV Now So Obsessed With Time Travel?

Time travel is so popular, <i>South Park</i> gags are becoming actual TV shows. NBC’s <i>Timeless</i>, SyFy’s <i>12 Monkeys</i>, The BBC’s <i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i>… heck, time travel is so popular, the CW has superheroes going through time in <i>Legends Of Tomorrow</i> and the time-hopping crime drama <i>Frequency</i>. …

TV

James Cameron Is Returning To The ‘Terminator’ Franchise’ With Deadpool’s Tim Miller!

PostedMonday, January 23rd, 2017 01:00 pm GMT -5by Stuart Conover<p>With ‘Terminator: Genisys‘ being a critical and financial flop, any plans for …

Science Fiction Movies

Illustrator Marisa Marchetto of Cancer Vixen Is All About Powerful Women, Now More Than Ever

Marisa Marchetto is going through a rebellious phase. After years of over-plucking her brows, she’s decided to let them grow.<p>“Beauty is a little bit confining,” she said, speaking over lunch in late January. “There are certain pressures to keep the manicured look, the brows up, the contouring …

Fashion

James Cameron is rumored to oversee Terminator sequels, but it’s not so simple

The film rights revert back to Cameron in 2019<p><i>Deadline</i> is reporting that James Cameron is engaged in early talks to return to his Terminator franchise, not as a director, but in a godfather role for <i>Deadpool</i>’s Tim Miller, who would direct a “reboot and conclusion” to the franchise.<p>This is …

Science Fiction Movies

Stretching the fabric of space-time: Is The Alcubierre Warp Drive Possible?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

My Favorite Nasty Women of Sci-Fi - Sci-Fi and Scary

The Women’s March yesterday saw hundreds of thousands of people turn out to show solidarity in the face of The Toupee’d Cheeto’s election. It was …

Beyond Is The Perfect Sci-Fi Show To Have On While Cleaning Your Home

Image: Freeform/Nino Munoz. Badge by Jim Cooke<p>Freeform has invested a fair amount of time and money into new sci-fi series <i>Beyond</i>. So should you go …

Technology (Australia)

Themes : Cryonics : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Search inSearch for<p>A term coined in the 1960s by Karl Werner, referring to techniques for preserving the human body by supercooling. R C W Ettinger's</i> …

10 epic sci-fi novels you should read before they become blockbusters

It’s a good time to be a fan of science-fiction movies. Whether your tastes favor explosive, big-budget spectacles or subtle, thought-provoking …

Science Fiction Movies

People, the final frontier: how sci-fi is taking on the human condition

The latest films and books in the genre focus on relationships as much as outer space thanks to the Tim Peake effect<p>Call it the Tim Peake effect. Science fiction has always been as much about the human condition as saving the world from an alien invasion, but now a new wave of films and books are …

Science Fiction Movies

Sound Off: What are the Best SF Films Featuring Insanity in Space?

Today, as I was re-reading Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, it occurred to me that one could probably schedule an entire film festival …

Stanley Kubrick

Watch the Lucasfilm Story Group Point Out Several Obscure Rogue One Easter Eggs

The weekly <i>Star Wars</i> YouTube show, <i>The Star Wars Show</i>, has been off for a few weeks, but a bonus “Secrets Explained” episode popped up Friday night …

Star Wars

Netflix’s new sci-fi movie is Black Mirror meets Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Leftovers’s leftovers<p><i>The Discovery</i> has the premise of <i>Black Mirror</i> episode and the spiritual optimism of <i>Chicken Soup for the Sci-Fi Nerd’s Soul.</i> It's the not-so-distant future, and Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has collected overwhelming scientific evidence that upon death our brainwaves …

Netflix

‘Star Trek Discovery’ faces another delay

Why it matters to you<p>Few television shows have the cultural impact that Star Trek has had.<p>We all know the famous saying from the classic Star Trek …

Star Trek

You’re Not a Nerd: The sad co-opting of geek culture

<i>Anghus Houvouras on the sad co-opting of geek culture…</i><p>Growing up, I was a nerd. An actual nerd. A computer loving, socially awkward small-for-my-age …

Geek

Save the Date: Barbican Centre’s Must-Attend Sci-Fi Event This Year

San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con, and Star Wars Celebration are at the top of many a fan’s list of must-attend science-fiction events. Tickets can be …

Researcher turning science fiction into real-life items

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — When Gabe Spalding talks about time traveling light waves, holograms and tractor beams, it might sound like the stuff of …

Science

VOLTRON Recap: ‘Shiro’s Escape’ Proves Extra Complex

<b>The following is a recap of season 2 episode 3 of Voltron: Legendary Defender, “Shiro’s Escape.” If you haven’t watched the episode and don’t want to</b> …

TV

My Bookshelf, Myself: Neil Gaiman

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the British novelist Neil Gaiman, whose new book “Norse Mythology,” is out next month. He shares</i> <i>his list</i> …

Neil Gaiman

'Land' on colorful Pluto with this soaring NASA video

It's the distant future. You're a pioneering astronaut on Earth's first mission to land a person on Pluto and you're looking out the window of your high-tech spacecraft. What will you see? NASA has an answer in the form of a video showing what a Pluto landing would look like.<p>The video uses over 100 …

Space

Real-life robot joins BBC's 'I, Robot' adaptation

Stanley the robot can walk, talk, recognise faces and play golf -- but what he really wants to do is act.<p>The humanoid robot will lend his voicebox to a forthcoming BBC radio adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" stories. "Outcasts" and "Cold feet" star Hermione Norris leads the human cast as …

Robots