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Review: MAD Spoofs Star Wars and other SCI-FI

MAD Spoofs Star Wars and other SCI-FI offers a lot to talk about without spoiling anything that may still be in the theaters.

Improbable Interviews – Adam Roberts

I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between...

Review: Recursion, by Tony Ballantyne

Ballantyne’s plotting is stunningly impressive, the story unfolding with clarity, precision and a powerful imaginative vision

Assisting Entropy

Entropy happens whether we want it to or not. Why are we so fascinated with helping it along?

LEGO MOVIE vs. WRECK-IT RALPH: “You Gotta Have Heart!”

The Lego Movie is out on DVD--does it lack heart? Steve tells all.

Award Winners: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

Rainbows End (2006) won the Hugo and Locus Awards for best novel and was nominated for the Prometheus Award. Sad to say there’s no pot of gold awaiting the reader at the end.

Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movie Villains of All Time

The top ten villains to grace the screen.

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and I don’t doubt that you have some pretty visceral feelings toward the movie, not...

Oblivion: Yet Another Heady, Action-Fueled Science Fiction Epic Falls Short of...

Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion (2013) is a love letter to every science fiction film you’ve already seen, and a pretty beautiful one, at that, but...

My Journey With Sci-Fi

There are many reasons that I love science fiction on the screen above and beyond any other format. I've always been someone who enjoys...

Cloud Atlas Shrugged – or let the Skyfall

On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart....

The Mirror of Our Dreams

There is a curious phenomenon not exclusive to science fiction fandom, it is prevalent in pop music worship and other places, by which those...