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Arrakis and Single Biome Planets (part 1)

Are single Biome planets feasible? Maybe if you have 45,000 Super Star Destroyers in the garage

If Space Doesn’t Work This Way, Try With the Death Star

Why spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship? Why, indeed.

Rogue Stars in Science and Fiction

Rogue stars are fascinating objects, even though a certain confusion exists about what they are and the way they can interact with our solar system. And SF, while contributing to their popularity, has made things even worse

Tatooine in Real Space

Would there, could there be inhabitable planets with more than one sun, like the iconic Tatooine?

Warp-drive and Exoplanets

The science in science fiction is often misleading, if not missing....

Karel Čapek: SF Pioneer

Rediscovering Lovecraft's "direct contemporary" - Karl Capek

David Whitaker – Unsung Hero of Doctor Who

Every so often in life, a moment of serendipity occurs when everyone involved in a project creates something marvellous. The birth of Doctor Who, fifty years ago this week, is one of those moments.

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

After Earth - a sci fi film masquerading as a science fiction film

Interview with Peter F. Hamilton, author of Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton is one of Britain's best-selling SF authors. Hamilton's novels hark back to the great days of science fiction, reveling in big ideas and unafraid to tackle hard science.

Interview with Pat Mills, Founder of 2000AD

Over four decades Pat Mills has been a major force in keeping the British comics industry alive. I caught up with him to chat about the reappearance of one of his most enduringly popular characters, the Celtic barbarian, Sláine.

Dirk Gently Revisited

Back in 1978, a young comedy sketch writer sent a script to the BBC’s flagship SF show, Doctor Who. Far from setting hearts fluttering...

A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books

Britain's Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to...

My top 10 SF and fantasy picks for the big-screen treatment

Science fiction and fantasy are taking over the realm of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, no question about it. Marvel Studios is gearing up to...

The Safest Place There Is

“The safest place there is. . . .” It’s a dubious, quizzical line, delivered by Lois Smith near the end of her one unforgettable scene...
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The Fire Must Be Kept Burning

Last Saturday, I spent my morning on the couch with a debilitating migraine, wondering what karmic injustice I'd committed in order to deserve being...

Flash Fiction

We are inundated by fiction. Every trip to the few remaining bookshops has more and more books marching along the shelves, magically procreating like...
Argo

Metadrama and Science Fiction in Affleck’s Argo

I had given some thought to doing an Oscars recap this week, tallying the various gains and losses of the science fiction and fantasy...