Science Fiction

Opinion

What Western Media Got Wrong About China’s Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’

‘The Wandering Earth’ offered an important perspective on climate change and capitalism, but the West’s reviews of the movie are distracted by a techno-Orientalist fear of China.
Muqing M. Zhang
4.2.19
Terraform

The Department of Suicide

In a white concrete cell, a doctor from the DoS sat across a plastic table and questioned Catherine Gabriel as to why she had chosen misery over standard-issue happiness.
Blake Montgomery
3.29.19
Terraform

The Year in Telling Stories About the Future

Terraform, 2018.
Brian Merchant
12.26.18
Terraform

Mammoth Steps

A strange trek through a future whose fate depends on whether humans can coexist with intelligent, de-extincted mammoths.
Andrew Dana Hudson
12.3.18
Opinion

Science Fiction Is Not Social Reality

The tech industry is inspired to create our world from linear, scripted science fiction stories.
S.A. Applin
7.20.18
invisibility

Scientists Made a Working Invisibility Cloak (But There's a Catch)

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a device that uses “acoustic cloaking” technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.10.18
Terraform

A Most Elegant Solution

I always said I wanted to be one of the first to die on Mars.
M. Darusha Wehm
4.27.18
Fembots

Westworld’s Female Hosts Signal a Shift In Our Fear of Robots

Clever fembots are becoming a more popular scare tactic than indestructible Terminators.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.18
movies

We Made Better Versions of the New 'Ready Player One' Posters

Steven Spielberg made homages to posters from 'The Matrix,' 'Blade Runner,' and a bunch of other Motherboard favorites.
Jason Koebler
3.6.18
Terraform

Paralysis

Well, it’s over, you’re out now. You’re safe. You scared me, you know.
Claude Ecken
2.9.18
Obituaries

We Lost Ursula K. Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

Her novels and stories spoke with the breath of her politics, a graceful and humanist blend of lyrical environmentalism, feminism, and anticapitalism.
Claire L. Evans
1.24.18
Science Fiction

Watch These Robots Work Themselves to Death in This Sci-Fi Short

'Vicious Cycle' is a look at mindless work and automation.
Caroline Haskins
1.11.18
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