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From Luke Skywalker's "remotes" to Star Trek's Mr. Data, science fiction is fast becoming fact on the International Space Station.
This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of...) and reviews a new book and an overlooked movie from 2014. Check it out!
Filled with airships, dragons, zombies, robots, and a wide array of other gear driven inventions, Lincoln’s Wizard is a fresh Steampunk take on the War Between the States.
So what’s the difference between a robot, an android (or droid), and a cyborg?
When Rod Serling wrote The Mighty Casey for The Twilight Zone, he created an ideal example of some of the most important elements necessary for writing a successful short story.
A partial review of Humans, veering off into a discussion of sex bots.
Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.
Children of Arkadia by M. Darusha Wehm is a character driven political story following man’s pilgrimage to the stars and the vital role artificial intelligence plays in humanity’s survival.
Chappie has fantastic robots, but little else.
Science fiction's worst nightmares come true
Forget UFOs. Science Fiction IS REAL.
Boilerplate - History's Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett is a fun, reflective look at of what would’ve, could’ve, and maybe even should’ve been if this robot existed.
This week we take a look at the top ten best robots of all time. The rules are simple. Each robot must have a unique...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is to say that beauty is subjective and, despite the human condition that every one...
Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more.
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Given that there is a strong recursive strain in science fiction, it was only a matter of time until a book about crowdfunding was published via crowdfunding.
Eric Brown takes us on steampunk adventure through India at the time of the Raj. The year is 1925, and history has taken an alternate course.
Daleks is and anagram for Sladek. This seemingly random bit of word play has everything and nothing to do with Scide Splitters’ review of John Sladek’s short story collection.
Ira Nayman’s novel, a tour de force of rapid fire humor, is the focus of Scide Splitter’s latest review.
Our favorite apocalyptic robots are back....
Rediscovering Lovecraft's "direct contemporary" - Karl Capek
Robocop 2014: better than the original? Or worse?
Meet Zorg and the other robot creations of Lynn Taylor Fahnestalk.
A review of the play The Uncanny Valley, in which a lonely human forms an attachment to a robot named Pheobe
The 2011 movie Real Steel staring Hugh Jackman was inspired by the Richard Matheson 1956 short story titled Steel. A 1963 episode of Twilight Zone was also based on the story. Which cinematic version held true to the story, or would the minds of Hollywood been better off leaving the story to the pages.
1977 Doctor Who predicted 2014 real life: Robophobia.
Dates and statistics to sum up 2013.
Mario C. Carper has been interviewing the stars of the Spanish genre world for us. Now, Jorge Pérez Perri interviews Mario C. Carper. You don't need to read Spanish to enjoy Mario's gallery!
Does science fiction suffer from animal animosity? Where are all the outer-spacey pets? Who banned fish tanks from the Enterprise? C.E. Martin wants to know.
The health care industry is struggling to keep up with seniors’ needs, and one method that has had some success is through the use of home care robots, which was highlighted in the 2012 movie, Robot & Frank.