Or, at least the Bittering family in the Bradbury short story that first drew me into science fiction way back when.
In the wake of certain mistakes with certain female characters, I think we should take the time to appreciate the small things in Age of Ultron.
Fandom running creators off social media isn’t something to celebrate. It’s actually harmful to discussion.
The Huge Awards is the highest award in science fiction and fantasy. This year, it is center stage in SF/F’s own GamerGate. Through vigorous campaigning and buying voter-only memberships to the World Science Fiction convention, a movement that seems eerily similar to the GamerGate of last year swept the nomination ballot in opposition of diversity […]
Canon is that shining, golden, absolute of fiction. It is the be all, the end all. And piecing it together is one of the great joys of fandom, especially that of older and more sprawling works. However, there comes a time when canon isn’t really all that important. Benjamin Bailey at Nerdist wrote that sometimes […]
Everyone knows the Star Wars films, one of the most famous franchises in the world. Six movies, two trilogies. (So far.) But did you know that there’s a whole universe outside the films?
Science fiction, as the genre of the future and of technological innovation, tends to be musically associated with electronic music. Music synthesized by machines, often unnatural sounding, as if belonging to something from another world. And one isn’t wrong to expect it. However, Bear McCreary–who has composed music for the landmark Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Defiance, Terminator: The […]
Androids are a staple feature of science fiction. Metropolis, one of the first full length science fiction films, centers around one. The popular Terminator franchise centers around several models. Often, these works feature them wanting to be more human-like. But why is humanity the endgame?
Perhaps it doesn’t mean as much to other people, but Alan Tudyk creating a web series and he’s got Nathan Fillion on board. And Gina Torres. And Sean Maher. To clarify, they were stars of 2002 science fiction television show Firefly, cancelled after fourteen episodes and now cult hit. And that’s pretty much what Tudyk’s Con Man, contrary to what the title suggests, is about.
Throughout Asimov’s stories, he poses questions of the kinds of rights robots, artificial intelligence so advanced it has developed a sense of self, should have. Should a robot be able to choose its employment? Should it be able to