A Tollbooth On Mars by Ray Daley – FREE STORY

    Mars. The red planet. Imagine dust, rocks, sand, and wind. You’d be ninety-eight percent right. ‘Only ninety-eight percent?’ I hear you all asking. If you’re wondering where you lost that two percent, don’t […]

AMAZING NEWS: 2/5/2023

Star Wars, 2001, Orwell, Huxley, Scalzi, Langford, Madle, Shvartsman, Babylon 5, Brin – you know what to do.

Time Machine: February 5, 2023

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: February 5, 2023 Afua Richardson Helps Us Celebrate Black History Month The Big Idea: S.B. Divya This Week in Space: Drag Sails, Cosmic Rays, and ‘Space Cushions’ Futuropolis – FULL (short) […]

Free Stories!

A Tollbooth On Mars by Ray Daley – FREE STORY

    Mars. The red planet. Imagine dust, rocks, sand, and wind. You’d be ninety-eight percent right. ‘Only ninety-eight percent?’ I hear you all asking. If you’re wondering where you lost that two percent, don’t […]

Hard Choices, by Michael Carabott – FREE STORY

Captain Takktun Kantari slid the bubble helmet over his head and locked it into place with a reassuring click before triple-checking the joint seals on each of his suit’s four legs and three arms. Several […]

Split Decision by C. J. Peterson – FREE STORY

This week’s free science fiction story is by C.J. Peterson and introduces new challenges in diplomacy! Please enjoy the story as read by the author in audio or read the story below. In the viewport, […]

News

AMAZING NEWS: 2/5/2023

Star Wars, 2001, Orwell, Huxley, Scalzi, Langford, Madle, Shvartsman, Babylon 5, Brin – you know what to do.

Time Machine: February 5, 2023

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: February 5, 2023 Afua Richardson Helps Us Celebrate Black History Month The Big Idea: S.B. Divya This Week in Space: Drag Sails, Cosmic Rays, and ‘Space Cushions’ Futuropolis – FULL (short) […]

OpEd

Top SFF Books January 2023

As SciFI Now welcomes in the new year, they figured what better time than now to pull together a list of some of the best SFF books to read this January. Source: Top SFF Books […]

What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve

Today’s links What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve: We can protect our communities from commodification, but it takes work. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017 Colophon: Recent […]

Magic Systems Made Stronger with Science

This article on science and magic systems is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial […]

Science Fiction

A Tollbooth On Mars by Ray Daley – FREE STORY

    Mars. The red planet. Imagine dust, rocks, sand, and wind. You’d be ninety-eight percent right. ‘Only ninety-eight percent?’ I hear you all asking. If you’re wondering where you lost that two percent, don’t […]

AMAZING NEWS: 2/5/2023

Star Wars, 2001, Orwell, Huxley, Scalzi, Langford, Madle, Shvartsman, Babylon 5, Brin – you know what to do.

The Big Idea: S.B. Divya

Today — finally! — we tackle the actual meaning of life! No one has ever done this before in the history of the world! Or, perhaps, no one has done it quite like S.B. Divya […]

Futuropolis – FULL (short) MOVIE

A mixed-media animated Sci-Fi parody made by Steve Segal and Phil Trumbo, back in the pre-computer days. It was made in Richmond Va, with the help of lots of volunteering friends. I was one of […]

Fantasy

One Frame at a Time

I have been trying to write this article since the year began. With the news released today that Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion animated masterpiece Pinocchio is nominated for best animated film, I felt like […]

Novedades de Enero 2

LIBROS La Corporación Eugenio Espejo de Ecuador ha publicado el libro último del gran Fernando Naranjo Espinoza, titulado “Los custodios de la piedra”. Este libro cuenta con un prólogo de nuestro blogger Iván Rodrigo Mendizábal […]

MOVIE REVIEW: BLACK ADAM

Dwayne (“The Rock” at one time) Johnson has long wanted to play Black Adam in a movie. Unfortunately, he is not well served by the move he got. Read Steve’s opinion on this mess of a wanna-be blockbuster.

Review: Mr Breakfast by Jonathon Carroll

Melville House Publishing, HB, £20.00 Reviewed by Rym Kechacha Describing a book as a philosophical novel of ideas might induce dread in some. You might be thinking about info dumps, quotations from obscure German thinkers, […]

Science

US Certifies First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

The design is courtesy of Oregon-based NuScale Power, which has been working to certify a small modular reactor (SMR) design since 2007. At the NuScale’s core are up to 12 power modules, or natural circulation […]

Scientists Have Successfully Reversed Aging in Mice

We’ve recently made some major strides toward understanding and managing aging on a larger scale. In 2022 alone, scientists found ways to predict a person’s lifespan, use fecal microbiota to “restore” youth in rodents, and make human […]