Tag Archives: Science Fiction

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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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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Star Wars: The worst thing ever for the science fiction genre?

(CNN) — Now that the trailer for the seventh “Star Wars” movie is out, you can imagine the anticipation among the millions of fans of the film franchise. And why not? The six “Star Wars” films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how ...

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Top 10 Best Science Fiction Movies

Rolling Stone Magazine Readers Poll Chooses the Top 10 Science Fiction Movies of All Time! 10) Terminator 2: Judgement Day 9) Close Encounters of the Third Kind 8) Aliens 7) The Matrix 6) Forbidden Planet 5) The Day the Earth Stood Still 4) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 3) Alien 2) Blade Runner 1) 2001: A Space ...

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A 65 Year Old Club for Nerds?

Profile of MITSFS, MIT’s 65-year-old science fiction club – Boing Boing http://news.google.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:49:57 GMT Profile of MITSFS, MIT’s 65-year-old science fiction club (Pronounced “Misfits”) They maintain one of the finest science fiction libraries in the world, have a host of deeply, awesomely nerdy traditions, and are still going stron … Read more … Richard PaulAvid Science ...

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8 Real NASA Projects Straight Out of Science Fiction

8 Real NASA Projects Straight Out of Science Fiction … http://www.cracked.com/ Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700 While we might be quick to whine about our lack of flying cars, hoverboards, lightsabers, time machines, teleporters, self-tying sneakers, personal robot servants, jet packs, and people walking around with three boobs, we … Read more … Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy ...

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2014 Sunburst Award Winners – SFWA

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year. The winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as a medallion which incorporates the Sunburst logo. http://www.#sfwa.org/2014/10/2014-sunburst-award-winners/ On behalf of Scifant congrats to all the winners! Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & ...

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Science-Fiction Classic Still Smolders

By Jon Michaud The abbey at Monte Cassino is situated atop a rocky hill about eighty miles south of Rome and was founded in 529 by St. Benedict of Nursia. It was there that the Benedictine order established the principles of Western monasticism. From Monte Cassino, monks went out and set up monasteries across the Christian world. Generations of scribes ...

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MIT’s Science Fiction Society Has 60,000 Books And Some Zany Traditions

Reason number 5,000,000,000 to wish you’d gone to MIT… There’s a great article in MIT News Magazine about the MIT Science Fiction Society, with its incredibly awesome library. Which started with a wooden crate dragged between dorm rooms in 1949 and is now a massive storehouse of awesome. According to one chemistry grad student, D.W. Rowlands, “We have complete runs ...

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