Science Fiction

Sci-Fi’s Most Controversial Figure: Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison is the enormously talented author of many classic stories, essays, and scripts that helped transform science fiction, but his long history of inappropriate behavior has also made him one of the field’s most controversial figures. Author Nat Segaloff tried to capture both sides of Ellison in his new biography A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison. ...

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18,000 Volumes of Science Fiction donated to the University of Iowa

Oh why not to me!!! Sioux Falls resident Allen Lewis has been a science fiction reader all his life, and he’s now donating his 18,000 volume-strong library to the University of Iowa. This comes just a couple of years after the University received a massive collection from James L. “Rusty” Hevelin, which spanned a century of science fiction’s history. Lewis’s ...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 (I’m crying of Hapiness)

Chewey… We’re Home Blown Away!! Never been so teased before!!! Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of comics as well. Prefer the dark side to the light. That’s just how I roll. http://scifant.com

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Harrison Ford Returns for Blade Runner Sequel

Blown away by this news! The first movie was back in 1982! That’s 34+ years in between an original and it’s sequel! Harrison Ford will reprise his lead role in the dystopian sci-fi film Blade Runner for a sequel, according to media reports. Alcon Entertainment made the announcement on Thursday, and the original film’s director, Ridley Scott will not be ...

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A New ‘Alien’ movie is coming from the creator of ‘District 9’

District 9 creator Neill Blomkamp gave sci-fi fans a brief glimmer of hope in January, when he teased that he had secretly been working on an Alien sequel that had (apparently) been scuttled. Well, it might be back on again — Blomkamp is now claiming on Instagram (with support from Variety sources) that the project is “officially [his] next film.” ...

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Steven Soderbergh gives Sci-fi Masterpiece 2001 a Surprise 110-minute Edit

How, and why, would you put your own hand to something that’s already a masterpiece? The retired director Steven Soderbergh doesn’t have a very good answer, but his edit of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 is a bracing 110 minutes. That means he cut over 50 minutes from the original, and the film’s pacing and even themes have been re-worked and re-imagined. ...

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2014: The Year of Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Looking back at 2014, you can sum it up in one word: diversity. The world of science fiction and fantasy saw diversity not only in the voices that found success, definitively turning the page on 2013’s chainmail binkinigate, but also in the means of production. While the metaphysical themes so vital to SF continued their conquest of the mainstream, it ...

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Super Zero: Badass Journey Into Zombie Awesomeness (Full Film)

  Really enjoyed this short film! Well worth your effort and you should follow these guys on YouTube as well! https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperZeroMovie Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of comics as well. Prefer the dark side to the light. That’s just how I roll. http://scifant.com

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The Landing: A Must Watch Award Winning Short SciFi Film

THE LANDING – Short Film from Perception Pictures on Vimeo. WINNER – Best Short Film – 46th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (2015 Academy Awards® Qualifying Win) WINNER – Best Foreign Film – 18th LA Shorts Fest (2015 Academy Awards® Qualifying Win) WINNER – Best International Short – 38th Cleveland International Film Festival WINNER – Youth Jury Award, Best Short ...

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Best Science Fiction books of 2014

Worldcon came to London in 2014. It’s rare for Britain to host the planet’s most prestigious SF/fantasy convention, and “Loncon” was a great success. Though British fandom rejoiced, hopes for a “the British are coming!” moment in SF were undermined by the lack of Brit winners, or even nominees, in the convention’s annual Hugo awards. This year’s best-novel Hugo went to Ancillary ...

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