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Top 100 Science Fiction Blogs

Top 100 Science Fiction Blogs
By Kelsey Allen Science fiction works tend to engender an enthusiastic following in the academic and literary world. Whether you’re interested in books, movies, TV, or a little bit of everything, you’ll find what you’re looking for in one of the Internet’s many science fiction blogs. Here, we’ll take a look at 100 of the best of these blogs to satisfy your craving for all things sci fi. Whether you’re studying writing or just enjoy the genre, you’ll learn a lot about science fiction books from these blogs. : io9 offers a neverending dose of science fiction, with news, trivia, and more. : This blog covers a variety of science fiction, with books, TV and more. : Check out Suvudu for science fiction and fantasy books, movies, and games. : Forbidden Planet celebrates comics, TV, and more in sci fi and fantasy. : Check out this blog for short stories, news, reviews, and features. : This blog encourages readers to find their inner fanboy for genre films, graphic novels, and science fiction.

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4 Realizations That Will Ruin Science Fiction for You I love sci-fi like Captain Kirk loves befuddled green women in miniskirts: passionately and against all the laws of nature and man. When I say "passionately," I don't necessarily mean that I like to dress up at conventions or anything; I mean that I believe science fiction is one of the most important, relevant and often overlooked genres. How many times has science fiction altered, predicted or warned against the impending fate of humanity? From Fahrenheit 451 to Cat's Cradle to Neuromancer, sci-fi has proven again and again that it knows where we're going and what's going to happen when we get there.

Why Science Fiction Movies Drive Me Nuts My friends (and especially my wife) all understand that I’m the wrong guy to take to a big budget science fiction movie. I will freely admit that this is the case. Every summer, as I sit down in one darkened cave after another to eat candy and watch some very expensive polygons interact with another bunch of very expensive polygons, I find myself swirling with a curious and unpleasant mix of emotions. Last week, we saw the latest Spider-Man reboot (I’m writing this in mid-summer of 2012), and as I left the cinema in quite a curmudgeonly mood, I thought I’d try and explain what I was feeling during and after the movie. First, of course, there is the feeling of engrossment. There are many sins committed by big-budget adventure movies, but being boring is not one of them.

A Vocabulary for Speaking about the Future Science fiction writers and fans are prone to lauding the predictive value of the genre, prompting weird questions like ‘‘How can you write science fiction today? Aren’t you worried that real science will overtake your novel before it’s published?’’ This question has a drooling idiot of a half-brother, the strange assertion that ‘‘science fiction is dead because the future is here.’’ Now, I will stipulate that science fiction writers often think that they’re predicting the future. The field lays claim to various successes, from flip-phones to the Web, waterbeds to rocket-ships, robots to polyamory. I believe that in nearly every instance where science fiction has successfully ‘‘predicted’’ a turn of events, it’s more true to say that it has inspired that turn of events.

Science Fiction's Greatest Failures (And How They Saved Us All) "At the time 'Fall Out' [the final episode] was first broadcast there were only three television channels available in the UK and the long-awaited final episode of the series had one of the largest ever viewing audiences seen until then for a television programme." - Wikipedia ( Yeah, I'm going to have to join a chorus, here: so far as I know, The Prisoner was a massive success in its native markets (Britain and Canada) and did fairly well elsewhere with the possible exception of the United States—where, if I recall correctly, it was initially picked up by CBS as a filler show. (It later earned its cult following here mostly through subsequent syndication to PBS affiliates—again, if I'm remembering correctly.) I think the show earned back its money. It was very expensive to produce.

How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of Light Me and Abraham, man. That dude knows what's up. Science fiction doesn't sell because it's largely fucking boring these days. These bros listed above are the purveyors of boring shit and they would like others to bring their stuff down to that same level of boring. It's like an infomercial, "Become 300% less interesting - ask me how!" You know where dynamic, interesting sci-fi is being written these days? FireflyShipWorks I couldn’t be more thrilled to (finally) announce (and reveal the big secret I’ve been hinting at for over a week) QMx’s most ambitious project to date: The Complete and Official Map of the Verse. Over two years in the making, the Map of the Verse measures 25 inches by 38 inches and is printed on both sides of a sheet of 65 lbs cover stock (believe me, we needed the space). It documents the names, positions, sizes, populations and other never-before-published details of the 215 terraformed planets and moons orbiting the five star systems that comprise The Verse of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity. The Map of the Verse encompasses every bit of information about the Verse we could lay our hands on.

10 Visual Motifs that American Science Fiction Borrowed from Anime A few notes. Cronenberg's "Scanners" is probably the original power-up movie. Dated: 1981 (7 years before "Akira" the movie and a year before "Akira" the manga), it ends in a slow-motion sequence of bursting veins, screaming, flaming energy, and exploding body parts which was adopted in Anime much later. Ray « Mike's Meandering Mind I remember an interview a long time ago with Ray Bradbury. He told a story — and I may be remembering this badly — of seeing a show at a carnival. The showman pointed at him and said, “Live Forever!” 12 Greatest Time Travel Effects from Movies and Television How could you leave out Primer and 12 Monkeys in favor of including two of The Time Machine? What was the time travel that you saw in 12 Monkeys. I saw lots of preparation, no actual travel. I'll explain, but first: five time travel effects scenes that are better than the second Time Machine and the Butterfly Effect (which isn't a bad choice): 1.

Aircraft Carriers in Space - By Michael Peck Last month, Small Wars Journal managing editor Robert Haddick asked whether new technology has rendered aircraft carriers obsolete. Well, not everyone thinks so, especially in science-fiction, where "flat tops" still rule in TV shows like Battlestar Galactica. So FP's Michael Peck spoke with Chris Weuve, a naval analyst, former U.S. Naval War College research professor, and an ardent science-fiction fan about how naval warfare is portrayed in the literature and television of outer-space. Firefly & Lessons in Contract Law Firefly was wickedly creative, well-written and had fantastic humor. Spaceships and wardrobe that ranged from Western to Steampunk to Chinese aside, Firefly presented excellent Contract formation issues. Contract formation consists of 1) Offer; 2) Acceptance; 3) Consideration; and 4) Performance. In the world of Firefly , it was often 1) Offer 2) Acceptance 3) Gunfight (also known as breach). Let’s review three episodes to examine these contract issues. Consideration in Contract Law involves something of “value” being given up by a promissor to a promisee in exchange for something of value given by a promisee to a promissor (Nice summary in Wikipedia ).