Science Fiction

From Blade Runner to Rollerball: did cinema's sci-fi dystopias predict the future?

We are living in the era imagined by science-fiction films – but is reality really mirroring fiction?<p>Police cars can’t fly, artificial snakes are not commercially available, and the exodus to off-world colonies has not yet begun, but we’re already living in the world of Blade Runner – …

Blade Runner

Inside Syd Mead’s visions of the future, from Blade Runner to Tron

A new book explores the designer’s powerful influence on Hollywood sci-fi<p>One of the main reasons the original <i>Blade Runner</i> remains so iconic is that its futuristic Los Angeles feels like a real place. From the clunky, utilitarian vehicles on the streets to the hulking megatowers that dominate the …

Blade Runner

Post-apocalyptic sci-fi 2307: Winter’s Dream gets a new trailer

With less than two weeks to go until its release, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi <b>2307: Winter’s Dream</b>. Directed …

The Opening Title Sequence For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is A Love Letter To The Minutiae Of Sci-Fi

Science fiction has always been based on the incredibly specific details of the universe the story resides in. From the days of H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov to Philip K. Dick and beyond (Harlon Ellison must be mentioned), the power of sci-fi not only stemmed from its powerful subtexts, but the small …

Star Trek

El-P Created An Epic Score For A ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer That Was Somehow Rejected

The long-awaited <i>Blade Runner</i> sequel <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and before it rolls into theaters on October 6th, Warner Bros. has treated fans to several amazing trailers. As great as the trailers have been, the apparently could have been better because if …

Blade Runner

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Denis Villeneuve Says The Movie We’re Getting Is The Director’s Cut

If you were (understandably) getting worked up into an excited forth over <i>Incendies</i> filmmaker Denis Villeneuve helming <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, the man himself has some exciting news for you. It’s also news that might make Ridley Scott a bit jealous.<p>In an interview with Russia’s Europa Plus, Villeneuve …

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Crackle announces cast for sci-fi thriller In the Cloud

Streaming service Crackle has announced that Nora Arnezeder (<b>Mozart in the Jungle</b>), Gabriel Byrne (<b>The Usual Suspects</b>), Justin Chatwin (<b>War of the</b> …

Sci-fi author Pierce Brown’s writing life is one for the stars

American writer Pierce Brown –LEOM. SABANGAN II<p>If you were to completely make up a best-selling author out of thin air, Pierce Brown is what you …

Philippines

Three Pillars That Make Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti So Incredible

I have a bad habit of only finding amazing books/series/authors right as they’re about to explode into the mainstream. For example, I devoured <i>A Song</i> …

Emotions

The Most F**ked Up Sci-Fi Movie of the Year

‘Before We Vanish,’ a thrilling alien invasion saga from acclaimed director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, casts an insightful eye on what makes humans tick.<p>While it was clear during the 1970s and 1980s that genre cinema was thriving, it wasn’t wholly obvious that the era’s horror and science-fiction efforts …

Canon’s New ‘Virtual Camera’ Tech is Something Straight Out of Sci-Fi

Intel isn’t the only one working on sci-fi-style virtual camera systems for things like sporting events. Canon just announced that it’s developing a …

Photography

Crowdfunding a major new critical study of Robert A Heinlein

Farah Mendlesohn is one of science fiction's best-respected editors and critics, author of the indispensable Intergalactic Playground.<p>Her latest work …

Culture

Star Trek: Discovery Is a Stirring, Rare Work of Science Fiction

Wonderstruck, overstuffed, corny and stirring, <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the <i>Trek</i> franchise even as …

Star Trek

Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence?

The transporter mechanism in <i>Star Trek</i> is quite cool for science fiction, in that you could set the destination, step onto a platform, and find …

Star Trek

Heavy Rain Inspired Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier Looking to Set a Benchmark in Storytelling

September 23, 2017<p>Share This<p>Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier Interview with Imaginati Founder Martin Alltimes<p>1968’s Planet of the Apes is hands down …

Planet of the Apes

Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film Dysco

This is the sci-fi short film <i>Dysco</i>, present by Dust.<p>The animated short film was created by Simon Russell and is about synesthesia, drones and dubstep …

Pop Culture

Behind the Scenes of the Film 'Blade Runner 2049'

Whether or not you are a filmmaker, making-of videos will always teach you new things. You can see how scenes have been shot, what cameras have been …

Photography

Blade Runner 2049: SA release date, cast and latest trailer

Image Credits: YouTube/ Film Trailers<p>Fans of the original 1982 Blade Runner have been shown what it really means to wait for a sequel, 35 years to be …

Blade Runner 2049

'Terminator 6' Will Completely Ignore One of the Previous Films

With <i>Terminator 6</i> being treated as a direct sequel to <i>Terminator 2</i>, it seemed likely that some of the in-between entries wouldn’t have much bearing on …

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No, Speed Limit: John Scalzi’s “The Collapsing Empire” - Los Angeles Review of Books

ACCORDING TO Donald A. Wollheim, Golden Age science fiction typically imagined the future would unfold according to a certain pattern:<p>humans explore …

Books

How to Survive the Apocalypse

President Trump threatens to “totally destroy North Korea.” Another hurricane lashes out. A second monster earthquake jolts Mexico. Terrorists strike in London. And that’s just this past week or so.<p>Yes, the world is clearly coming to an end. But is there anything you can do to prepare?<p>That is not a …

Travel

The Time Is Right For A New Literary Genre – Dharmic Fiction

Western genre classifications do not adequately capture the spirit of the new brand of Hindu katha-based books.

Spirituality

Blade Runner's Harrison Ford says he's "resolved" the Deckard replicant debate with Ridley Scott

So… are you guys going to share with us?<p>Fans of <i>Blade Runner</i> have spent the last 35 years debating one big question: Was Harrison Ford's character …

Blade Runner

New Sci Fi Releases: Revolt (2017) Reviewed

When you blend the run down environments of <i>District 9</i> with the survivalist elements of <i>Falling Skies</i> and the wasteland trek of Gareth Edwards' …

Pop Culture

The Future Is Her: ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Blends Caribbean Culture with Sci-Fi on the Big Screen

<b>Words by Sajae Elder</b><p>When it comes to science fiction, there’s a lot left to be desired in terms of Black representation. That’s what makes the …

Caribbean

An all-Stargate streaming service just launched for a one-time cost of $20

One of the longest-running sci-fi franchises in history just got its own streaming service — and it’s actually not a terrible deal. Assuming you’re …

Streaming

Watch: Explore the Epic 'Blade Runner 2049' Set and Props in This BTS Video

Take a tour of the physical world of the much-anticipated sci-fi noir sequel.<p>The visual world of <i>Blade Runner</i> has influenced sci-fi films ever since …

Blade Runner

SYFY Appoints Genre Giants to Advisory Council

As SYFY turns 25, the network convenes a diverse gathering of artists and influencers to steer its future path. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr <br>News …

Comics

‘Humans’: Mark Bonnar Joins Season 3 Cast Of Sci-Fi Drama Series | Deadline

<i>Catastrophe</i> and <i>Apple Tree Yard</i> star Mark Bonnar has joined the cast of AMC and Channel 4’s <i>Humans</i> as production begins on Season 3 of the critically …

TV

Autonomous Is a Dangerously Addictive Science Fiction Debut

Like the title says: autonomy, in all of its permutations, perversions, and absences, is the operative concept in Annalee Newitz’s adept debut novel,</i> …