Is time travel possible? Maybe…
Following on the heels of his Heinlein columns, Steve decides to retro review The Door Into Summer. Is it worth reading? Well… that depends. Read this and find out.
What if the United States made a deal with the Mafia to kill Hitler before the start of World War II?
Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is an entertaining short film series on Amazon Prime.
A review and a profile of Ecuadorian author Yvonne Zúñiga
Peacekeepers launches a Webby nominated pilot
Scide Splitters reviews an anthology of dark comedies originally published by the people that brought you such fine car repair manuals as Dune.
Amy gives Sheldon a bath while Dr. Stephen Hawking trolls Leonard & Sheldon on the internet
A review of some Seasonal fiction.
Scide Splitters reviews Harry Harrison’s tale of Hollywood behaving badly with a time machine.
We often talk about the SF that inspires science. Today, a look at the equation from the other side.
Review of Somewhere in Time, a romance with a time travel theme.
Iconic blue police boxes seem to be every where (and every when?). Astrid takes us on a an art tour of the Doctor’s preferred mode of transportation.
A review of Lou Antonelli’s collection of alternate and strange history tales from Fantastic Fiction
Occasionally, I discover my inner German: a series of conceptual photos and photomanipulations, which capture the elusive concept of time travel.
A survey of the ten best time travel films of all time
January, named for the two-headed god Janus – who looks back to the past and forward to the future, is an excellent time to explore expressions of time in fantastic art
Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England.
8 hours ain’t a lot of time to make a movie. The 48 Film Project has given us a lot of films, some of which have been remarkable, and some of which have been among the worst films ever made. I should know: I’ve made a couple of those. In recent years things seems to have changed and the pinnacle of these films are among the best shorts I’ve seen all year. Like There’s Nothing Funny About a Clown in Love and Snow in the City from San Francisco, the winners in several other cities have really moved me, and none of them with the intelligence and dark logic of Sorry About Tomorrow.
This is a film that I really hope makes the rounds. It is another project funded through Kickstarter, and a solid science fiction film at that
Assuming we can travel into the past, we have to accept the fact that we will change something just by being there.
I am not tasked with determining the level of Science Fictionness of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Scide Splitters is far more concerned with whether or not the book makes us laugh – and it does.
I recently came across an announcement that writer-director Robert H. Gwinn is planning to film his own three part adaptation of Richard C. Meredith’s Timeliner Trilogy. Given Gwinn has only a handful of shorts and one feature, the poorly received Renovation (2.6 rating from 133 votes on the Internet Movie Database) to his name, this […]
Just so you all know, I didn’t intend this series to feature so many anime characters. I wanted to talk about the characters from books I’d read, movies I’d seen, and television shows I’d watched. I blame my vacation from work. Instead of reading more, I sat on my butt and watched anime. It was […]
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books 2013 The premise of The Shining Girls sold me before I’d read a sentence from it or knew who Lauren Beukes was: a serial killer with the ability to time travel jumps across decades to kill women and escape capture, until one of his victims survives and […]
Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we’re going to flip that coin and look at how mainstream literary fiction employs techniques developed and refined in science fiction and fantasy. There are many theories as to what constitutes the “core technique” underlying speculative […]
One of the great things about science fiction and fantasy is that it takes us to new worlds and gives us new perspectives on things that we never had before. With science fiction that can also include time travel — traveling into the past and getting new insights and new perspectives on things events or […]