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Dystopia as Clickbait: Science Fiction, Doomscrolling, and Reviving the Idea of the Future

This spring, the fashion house Balenciaga launched its latest line with a fictional news broadcast from dystopia. Repurposing the uncanny valley as virtual runway, the video features prosthetically altered models…

Dealmakers and Wanderers: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

THE MIDNIGHT BARGAIN, by C. L. Polk (Erewhon, $25.95), is set in a Regency-flavored fantasy world where magic, manners and marriages structure society with the rigidity of whalebone stays. Beatrice…

Beyond Cyberpunk: The Intersection of Technology and Science Fiction

People with established careers are terrible sources of advice on how to break into their chosen field. When I was a baby writer, I attended numerous panels about getting established,…

All the New Science Fiction Books Arriving in October!

Head below for the full list of science fiction titles heading your way in October! Keep track of all the new SFF releases here. You can also find horror titles…

Video Compares the Size of Science Fiction Starships

Science-fiction is fun because physics and lack of technology aren’t constraints. You can create any building or vehicle you can imagine, no matter how big or fast. Just as important…

New Science Fiction Fantasy Book Demonstrates the Importance of Achieving a Higher Vibration and Connecting with Spiritual Guides

Hillary Ries Shekinah Ma makes her authorial debut with ‘Frequency,’ a cosmic fairytale that doubles as a call to action NELSON, British Columbia, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As…

Ron Cobb, a Pioneer in Science Fiction Design, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, the artist and movie production designer known for his work on the spaceship in “Alien,” the DeLorean in “Back to the Future,” and some tipsy aliens in “Star…

Waymo’s head of lidar explains how the advanced laser tech went from science fiction to being a vital tool for self-driving cars

© Provided by Business Insider Simon Verghese is Waymo’s head of lidar. The dog is a co-worker’s at the Googleplex in California. Waymo Simon Verghese is head of lidar at…

How Waymo lidar went from science fiction to self-driving cars

Simon Verghese is head of lidar at Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle startup. Verghese has a doctorate from Berkeley and a background in physics, and he was working at an MIT…

What Can the U.S. Navy Learn from Science Fiction?

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Throughout most of its history, the U.S. Navy manned its ships under the reasoning that it takes a surplus of manpower to fight a ship…