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5 Technological Innovations Science Fiction Predicted with 100 Percent Accuracy

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5 Technological Innovations Science Fiction Predicted with 100 Percent Accuracy

Sci-fi is a genre of ideas, and, seeing as it is also unbound by the normal rules of space and time, it often wanders into possible futures. Every story or...
2001: A Space Odyssey at 50

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2001: A Space Odyssey at 50

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey landed in theaters 50 years ago today. I am old enough that I saw it first-run in the theater. I probably have...
12 Essential Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Novelizations

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12 Essential Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Novelizations

Sci-fi and fantasy adaptations are all the rage in Hollywood (Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, now playing at a theater near you!), but for every SFF...
Interstellar Visitors, Just Passing Through: Fact, Fiction, and Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama Series

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Interstellar Visitors, Just Passing Through: Fact, Fiction, and Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama Series

This past fall, astronomers from the Pan-STARRS program in Hawaii announced they had spotted a small asteroid, or perhaps a comet, that they believed...
How Daniel Godfrey Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tie-In Novels

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How Daniel Godfrey Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tie-In Novels

Daniel Godfrey is the author of the inventive time travel novels New Pompeii and Empire of Time, in which a nefarious near-future corporation (is there any...
Alastair Reynolds On Sentient Squids, AI, & Writing Like an SF Grandmaster in The Medusa Chronicles

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Alastair Reynolds On Sentient Squids, AI, & Writing Like an SF Grandmaster in The Medusa Chronicles

Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter are two of the biggest names in splashy science fiction epics, so its no wonder that their decision to team up—and...
The Medusa Chronicles Is Thoughtful Sci-Fi That Transcends Nostalgia

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The Medusa Chronicles Is Thoughtful Sci-Fi That Transcends Nostalgia

The shadow of Arthur C. Clarke continues to loom large over modern sci-fi, from the monolithic pop-culture impact of 2001: A Space Odyssey, to the...
Throwback Thursday: Childhood’s End Is the Definitive First Contact Story

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Throwback Thursday: Childhood’s End Is the Definitive First Contact Story

When I first encountered it, Childhood’s End completely blew my mind. I was in college, taking what I’d assumed would be a laugher course on science...
Guest Post: Debut Author Tony Peak on Finding Inspiration in Alien Artifacts

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Guest Post: Debut Author Tony Peak on Finding Inspiration in Alien Artifacts

A human discovers an alien device on an ancient starship. Gloved hands, shielded from the void, but not from curiosity, grasp the artifact. The human...
An SF/F Book for Every Gamer

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An SF/F Book for Every Gamer

Ernie Cline’s Ready Player One hit the scene in 2011 like a meteorite. Its near-future dystopian plot impressed nostalgic Gen Yers with copious...

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From 42 to 2001: Science Fiction by the Numbers

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From 42 to 2001: Science Fiction by the Numbers

There are plenty of eye-catching numbers in the realms of speculative fiction. J.K. Rowling has sold the most copies of any book series: 450 million. Game...
5 Sci-Fi Books Featuring Homicidal Artificial Minds

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5 Sci-Fi Books Featuring Homicidal Artificial Minds

We humans are funny creatures. Apple releases a new device that promises to do the thinking for us, and we celebrate and camp outside the store. But...

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