Sci-Fi

the outer limits

Hugo Award Winner and Writer of the Best 'Star Trek' Episode Harlan Ellison Dead at 84

Ellison wrote more than 70 books, once mailed a dead gopher to a publisher he hated, and shaped the world of science fiction.
Matthew Gault
6.29.18
Sci-Fi

The Best Character in 'Altered Carbon' Is a Hotel

Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect detective’s companion.
Matthew Gault
2.7.18
checkmate

The Story of 'Hyperchess,' a 3D Chess Game Inspired by Star Trek

Max Chappell spent a lifetime developing an outlandish 3D chess game and selling it at Star Trek conventions.
Jason Johnson
1.19.18
Terraform

Extinction of Starlight

The price we'd pay for using technology to indefinitely cool the planet.
Carter Scholz
10.6.17
Sci-Fi

‘District 9’ Director Neill Blomkamp's Latest Short Was Made in a Video Game Engine

Unity hopes the project will encourage adoption of the engine beyond games.
Leif Johnson
10.3.17
welcome to area x

Our First Look at Psychedelic Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘Annihilation’

Is that a glimpse of the Crawler?
Sarah Emerson
9.27.17
on tv

Channel 4's ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Doesn't Compare to 'Black Mirror'

Encryption, the dangers of AI, and the trouble with adapting Dick for the screen.
Matthew Gault
9.27.17
punch it

How the 'Star Trek' Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV

And yet, it's totally iconic.
Jordan Pearson
9.19.17
Terraform

​Hypercane

Forget hurricanes. The future is hypercanes—and a world of corporate greed that's been rigged to prevent them.
Eric Holthaus
9.7.17
Science Fiction

'Battlestar Galactica' Is Essential Viewing in the Age of Trump

The show’s tension lies in conflict between the military and civilian democracy.
Brenden Gallagher
8.14.17
Radio Motherboard

Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie Talks Trump, Tea, and the 'Ancillary Justice' Series

The award-winning sci-fi novelist's new book 'Provenance' is due out September 26.
Carl Franzen
7.21.17
Terraform

Read a Mindbending Excerpt from Ann Leckie’s New Novel ‘Provenance’

A transaction with a mysterious entity leads to trouble in the award-winning sci-fi author's upcoming novel.
Ann Leckie
7.14.17