Science fiction

7 new sci-fi and fantasy books to read

Originally published in Korea in 2006, Un-su Kim’s THE CABINET (Angry Robot Books, 301 pages, paper, $ 14.99) is told by an administrative worker named Kong Deok-geun who, while navigating the extreme boredom of his office job, discovers Cabinet 13: a filing cabinet filled with extraordinary tales of “symptoms,” of …

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10 must-read sci-fi fantasy Manhwa for Made in Abyss fans

Separately, science fiction and fantasy are incredibly popular genres in the fiction world. Science fiction combines modern and familiar elements with futuristic elements to create exciting and inspiring stories. The fantasy genre contains the mystical and the magical, and everything that has to do with the supernatural. When combined, these …

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The story of science fiction is a bad story

Drawing: Djibril Morrissette-Phan The configuration at The history of science fiction is pretty straightforward: Guides, mostly fictional versions of prominent white men from the sci-fi past, elaborate on the genre’s history for two robots in a futuristic museum. As comics are the art of sequentiality, a graphic novel claiming to …

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All new sci-fi books are coming in December!

Check out the full list of sci-fi titles waiting for you in December below! Keep track of all new versions of SFF here. All title summaries are taken and / or summaries from one copy provided by the publisher. Release dates are subject to change. Note: As of December 2021, …

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Best new sci-fi books in December 2021

Liam Mulcahey, a reclusive and shocked veteran, remembers little of the Great War. Ten years later, while caught in a brutal attack on a Chicago sweatshop, Liam is rescued by Grace, an attractive heiress who is capable of deluding herself. Although the attack appears to have been carried out by …

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GeekDad Review – “The History of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure”

The history of science fiction – Xavier Dollo (Writer), Djibril Morissette-Phan (Art) The European tradition of long thematic graphic novels is finally entering the American market, and there is much to celebrate. As I often say here, there is no better way to learn about a given subject than a …

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From Afar: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Cooking

Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record By Veronica Scott Special to the record of the day This is one of my favorite items to do every year – a selection of cookbooks based on favorite sci-fi, fantasy or paranormal movies, TV shows, and games. All of the books mentioned are …

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Science-Fiction, Imperial Fantasy and Alt-Victimity »

POLITICIANS AND political scientists know the power of narratives: there is a lot of talk about who is in control and how to change ‘the narrative’. But neither of the two groups tend to wonder where these stories are actually, you know, being told. In his new book, Reverse Colonization: …

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“The History of Science Fiction” is the first graphic guide of our favorite genre (exclusive)

Want to know who is considered the world’s premier science fiction writer? Or exactly how did American science fiction start? Maybe which sci-fi novel is the bestseller of all time? A new book, “The history of science fiction“(Humanoids, 2021) offers a fresh lens through which to see colors evolution of …

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The makings of science fiction | Borneo Bulletin Online

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A NASA mission to deliberately crash a spaceship onto an asteroid – a test in case humanity needs to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth – took off from Tuesday from California. It might sound like science fiction, but the DART (Double …

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Mark Waid on “The History of Science Fiction” (interview)

Humanoids has just released an ambitious new graphic novel, The History of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure, which dives deeply into the genre since its very beginnings. We spoke with publisher Humanoids Mark Waid about the exciting new project, how it came about and what readers can expect from …

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NASA turned science fiction into science with its latest mission

The US space agency Nasa launched a rocket called DART, which stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, at 1:21 a.m. EST yesterday. It is the world’s first large-scale mission to test Earth’s defense technology against potential dangers from asteroids or comets, and was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket …

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Science fiction: NASA will launch a spaceship to crash it on an asteroid and divert its trajectory

It sounds like science fiction, but NASA will launch a mission to deliberately crash spaceship against an asteroid, a rehearsal to prepare in case humanity needs a day to stop a giant space rock from killing life on Earth. The DARD (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is an experiment that will …

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Passing digitization is no longer “science fiction”

A few years ago, the words “digital” and “digitization”Have been circulated a lot in the real estate industry, and for a while at least I know that a lot of transport agents have simply considered this to be some sort of science fiction talk. A look towards the future rather …

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How Mary Shelley invented science fiction long before HG Wells or Jules Verne

Women have been writing science fiction since the early days of genre novels. Unfortunately, their contributions to the genre can often be dismissed or erased entirely by fans and academics. Recently, there has been a discourse around who “invented” the genre of science fiction. Some attribute the first science fiction …

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Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and the Speculative Imagination – Locus Online

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced the creation of the Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and the Speculative Imagination, led by director Chris McKitterick. The center “brings together writers, readers, academics, educators and fans of speculative fiction to study and create works …

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Horror, science fiction and dentistry

The Skylight Music Theater goes into the holidays with Ashman and Menken’s quaint Little Monster comedy Little shop of horrors. Director Michael Unger stages a nimble and energetic production of the beloved classic. The strange horror comedy still remains appealing. Kevin James Sievert delivers great warmth as the gentle giant …

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Kim Stanley Robinson on Science Fiction and Reclaiming Science for the Left

KSR In my book, these decisions are made by a nation state that has suffered a huge climate catastrophe. The state wants cooler temperatures instantly, no matter the side effects and no matter what the rest of the world thinks. I can imagine this happening – obviously I imagined it …

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From sci-fi to meaty print

November 21, 2021 (Nanowerk News) And get ready for 4D printing, a morphing technology that seems impossible – much like 3D printing once did Some may have heard of 3D printing in the 1980s and 1990s, but the majority probably never heard the term until the turn of the millennium. …

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Radical Science Fiction 1950 to 1985 by Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre – Locus Online

Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction 1950-1985, Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, eds. (PM Press 978-1-62963-883-6, $ 59.95, 224pp, hc) October 2021. I am a kid of the cyberpunk generation. One of the first genre novels that marked me is that of William Gibson Neuromancer (even if I …

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Electric propulsion matures with Psyche to an asteroid mission

Through Nasa 20 November 2021 On the left, xenon plasma emits a blue glow from an electric Hall-effect thruster identical to those that will propel NASA’s Psyche spacecraft to the main asteroid belt. On the right is a similar non-operational thruster. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech When the time comes to …

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Interview with Neal Stephenson: Can science fiction help solve our biggest problems?

On his almost A four-decade career as a novelist, Neal Stephenson has constructed intricate visions of future worlds that, looking at them now, seem eerily premonitory. He writes about the ways in which unchecked globalization, pollution and technological capitalism could transform our planet. Along the way, he introduced readers to …

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Cult Movies: Invasion of the Body Snatchers was a game-changer in sci-fi

Invasion of the Body Thieves The 1950s were full of high-concept, low-budget sci-fi B-movies. Some mirrored the atomic angst of the day with radiation-enhanced creatures, invaders from outer space, and even 50-foot women marauding all over our movie screens threatening the American way of life and crushing them. cardboard decorations …

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Why the world’s military leaders write science fiction writers

The year is 2056. Decades of warfare have resulted in steady advancements in weapon technology, including one of the novelties dubbed the “hyperspeed missile.” Moving at six times the speed of sound, these weapons changed the rules of combat. In order to protect themselves from attacks, armies have designed a …

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Apple’s testing of this new iPhone facial ID feature seems like science fiction

Face ID is the most sophisticated biometric authentication method available on smartphones and tablets. Introduced with the iPhone X in 2017, Face ID is available on all flagship iPhone and iPad products. This means it’s on all iPhones except the SE and all iPad Pros. Only a few of Apple’s …

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The Latest in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror | Science fiction books

Cosmogramma by Courttia Newland (Canongate, £ 12.99)Newland’s Second Adventure in Sci-Fi Territories is a rich and diverse collection of short stories. The first, Percipi, a tale of war between humans and their robot servants, may seem like a poor opening choice, written in a style of exposition and warning. But …

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Best New Sci-Fi Books In November 2021

Shock of termination by Neal Stephenson Type: NovelEditor: William MorrowRelease date: November 16 Den of Geek says: From the author of high-concept books like Seveneves comes one of our favorite things these days: “cli-fi”. Looks like this will be a book of big ideas towards the more difficult side of …

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Solar engineering: from science fiction to scientific reality

Should humans try to alter the amount of sunlight the Earth receives? Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes. As scientists, policymakers and politicians keep one eye more and more surprised on the climate change clock and the other on the continuing and upward trend in greenhouse …

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Denis Villeneuve sets the bar for modern science fiction films again

A star-studded cast is setting box office records with incredible storytelling, breathtaking scenery and phenomenal film making. Disclaimer: I am writing this review as someone who has read the original “Dune”, “Dune Messiah” and “Children of Dune” novels by Frank Herbert. “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) …

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University of Maryland IranPoll: Science or Science Fiction?

Opinion and analysis of Reza Behrouz and Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar on IranPoll and the pitfalls of opinion polls in an authoritarian environment. ————————————————– ————————————————– ——– Every 6 to 12 months, a survey is conducted by a private Toronto-based company called the Iran Poll in collaboration with the University of Maryland …

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Toronto Public Library is home to one of the largest science fiction archives on the planet

As a young reader, David Silverberg was influenced by writers JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, David Eddings, and Kurt Vonnegut. His long-standing interest in science fiction and fantasy led him to consult the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy at the Toronto Public Library (TPL) in 2010. There he …

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10 sci-fi anime that serve as cautionary tales (and what they warn about)

Science fiction has always been far enough away from reality to be fiction, but close enough to teach us the real dangers of the abuse of science. Whether motivated by good intentions or driven by crazed desires for power, anime characters often push their science too far or too fast, …

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Finch director Miguel Sapochnik didn’t want to make a sci-fi movie [Interview]

Tom Hanks has to be one of the most emotionally intuitive actors. In this regard, how is he as a collaborator? I think he’s incredibly pragmatic in his approach to things. It’s an interesting process to watch. You don’t really know what he’s going to do until he does, and …

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Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival 2021, Sydney

TO BUY TICKETS If you’ve spent much of the past two years escaping in sci-fi movies – and yes, that includes pandemic movies, aka everyone’s recent crush for an obvious reason – then you will want to head straight to Sydney’s own movie. festival dedicated to the genre. It’s all …

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Giant laser-wielding robot showcased in Port San Antonio

The sight of the 72-foot-tall, 67-ton robot billed as the world’s largest industrial robot wowed a crowd of robotics enthusiasts, Dutch officials, founders of tech startups, and even children brought in by parents. Xyrec, a Netherlands-based company, showcased its gargantuan technology at a public demonstration last week at Kelly Field, …

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New digital magazine focuses on hopeful science fiction

Solarpunk magazine will feature fiction, essays, poetry and interviews about futuristic optimism. courtesy of Solarpunk Magazine Your browser does not support the audio element. “Demand utopia! That’s the tagline for a new digital magazine based in Eugene, Oregon. Solarpunk magazine will focus on optimistic ideas about the future. What if …

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All new sci-fi books are coming in November!

Head down below for the full list of sci-fi titles waiting for you in November! Keep track of all new versions of SFF here. All title summaries are taken and / or summaries from one copy provided by the publisher. Note: Release dates are subject to change. First week (November …

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SIU’s research team aims to take food replication from science fiction to reality

NASA has selected a research team from Southern Illinois University Carbondale to work on a machine that would use microbial processes and recycled carbon to provide tasty and nutritious food for astronauts on future deep space trips. The team, from left to right, includes Poopalasingam Sivakumar, Gayan L. Aruma Baduge, …

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Neil Young’s Next Project Is A Sci-Fi Novel

Neil Young is a talented guitarist and fantastic songwriter, but that’s far from the extent of his creative abilities. His work as a filmmaker has been cited as an influence by none other than Paul Thomas Anderson, on the one hand. And his 2003 album Greendale has also been made …

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Beasts and Baseball: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Lincoln Michel’s first novel, THE SCOUT CORPS (Orbite, 356 p., $ 27), mixes black, cyberpunk and sport into something both timeless and original. In the near and troubling future of New York City, where extreme climate change has made limbs cybernetic and genetic modifications – called “upgrades” – necessary and …

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Four sci-fi technologies that actually came true

RJ Pierce, Tech Times 25 October 2021, 07:10 (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) A visitor watches the original Star Trek television series in front of a USS Enterprise navigation console screen during the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Preview Day …

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Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 by Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre, eds – Locus Online

Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985, Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, eds. (PM Press 978-1629639321, $ 59.95, 224pp, hc) October 2021. Melbourne-based writer / editor duo Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre follow on from their previous two PM Press volumes, Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool …

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Senior Crafts Science Fiction Computer Science Tales – News

October 15, 2021 Augustus “Gus” Saalfeld wants to give computers a better reputation in science fiction. The Carnegie Mellon University senior, specializing in creative writing and information systems, has been awarded an undergraduate summer fellowship to research and create compelling, accessible and philosophical fiction. Under the guidance of his advisor, …

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German scientists harness the power of photosynthesis for a new way to ‘breathe’

The injected green algae (green) are found inside the blood vessels (magenta) like a string of pearls. Credit: Özugur et al./iScience Photosynthesizing algae injected into the blood vessels of tadpoles provide oxygen to their brains. Leading a double life in water and on land, frogs have many breathing techniques – …

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Celebrating 50 Years of Science Fiction at Georgia Tech

“Given Georgia Tech’s long-standing commitment to ‘Progress and Service,’ as stated in our school’s motto, I am not surprised that we were one of the first universities to embrace the serious study of science fiction through the media. After all, science fiction is the first form of history of the …

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“Just over a year ago, that sounded like science fiction”: How virtual testing and massive automation play into Dish’s network strategy

The ability to automatically, virtually and concurrently test new standalone 5G services, slices and software updates in the cloud is key to Dish Network’s network strategy and differentiation, according to Marc Rouanne, Dish EVP and Network Director. for its wireless activity. Rouanne said the ability to quickly test and certify …

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5 potential science fiction concepts (theoretically)

Sci-fi novels and movies are full of wacky ideas and are often the starting point for an action-packed adventure rather than a serious attempt to predict future trends in science or technology. Some of the most common metaphors, such as speeding up a spaceship to fantastic speeds in seconds without …

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from science fiction to scientific fact

“We can rebuild it. We have the technology. was a well-known phrase in the 1970s. It comes from long-running American TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, about fictional astronaut Steve Austin – “a barely alive man” – who was reconstructed after his experimental plane crashed. His right arm, both …

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Behind the Scenes of Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows

Award-winning author Veronica Scott. Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record By Veronica Scott Special to the record of the day I love getting behind the scenes of making my favorite sci-fi movies or TV shows, and this month I’m going to talk about three books I recently acquired. I think …

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X-Men’s James McAvoy Sees a Difference Between Sci-Fi and “Good Writing”

James McAvoy talks about his experience working on science fiction projects and why he sees a difference between science fiction and just “good writing”. James McAvoy has done his fair share of sci-fi roles, between playing a young Charles Xavier in several x-men films and portraying Leto Atreides II in …

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Sony turns to science fiction for new ideas

What would you think of a mask that allows you to enjoy the synthesized smells of fine dining? How about a houseboat for people displaced by rising sea levels due to climate change? These are among the ideas that Sony Group Corp. has imagined, all based on stories created through …

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Five Sci-Fi Movies To Stream Now

October 22, 2021: a date that for many science fiction fans cannot come soon enough. It is then that those of us who will not attend film festivals will finally be able to watch Denis Villeneuve’s long awaited “Dune”, either at the cinema or on HBO Max. Amusingly, a few …

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Science-Fiction, Science Future opens at MOSH

The Museum of Science and History’s latest exhibit caters to both children and adults, using highly interactive demo stations highlighting technology just beyond the horizon, drawing inspiration from real science and science fiction. All around the exhibit you will find images from various science fiction films and franchises. You might …

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Five Recent Sci-Fi Movies To Stream Now

Questions, Questions: At their best, sci-fi movies think and ask, then are so convincing that you forget you always wanted an answer. This month’s pick will especially reward viewers who have no patience for easy resolutions – or distinct genre classifications. ‘Blade’ Stream it on Netflix. Taiwanese director Cheng Wei-Hao’s …

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Science Fiction: Review of “Holdout” by Jeffrey Kluger.

Technical problems in space are an established theme in science fiction, as in Arthur C. Clarke’s 1961 novel “A Fall of Moondust”. Today’s stories need something more to give them tension, and in Jeffrey Kluger’s “Holdout” the added ingredient is politics. Resistant By Jeffrey Kruger Dutton 349 pages We may …

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The demons of science fiction

Science fiction is a wonderful genre. I am a huge fan of books describing possible futures for humanity. The best science fiction, like the works of Ursula Le Guin and Kim Stanley Robinson, approach the future as developing from combinations of human decisions on the one hand and the scarcity …

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review – Mediocre Monster Porridge | Science fiction and fantasy films

TThe oversized world of superheroes on the big screen recently expanded even further than previously thought with a desperate lurch into the multiverse realm, allowing the rules to be rewritten, characters resurrected, and pulling back. public pockets. It was introduced in 2018’s Unusually Clever Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before being …

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Science-Fiction – Daily Times

Frank Herbert was a prolific science fiction writer who wrote “Dune” in 1965, a genre classic that sold a record number of copies. Science fiction is an American strong point. Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1964 and said it was “One small step for man, one giant …

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The bionic man was science fiction; the bionic hand is not

Many people associate bionics with a 1970s sci-fi television series The Six Million Dollar Man. serves as an intelligence agent ”). This is no longer science fiction: According to the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, about 100,000 Americans – and 10 million people worldwide …

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China Science Fiction Convention 2021 opens in Beijing

The 2021 China Science Fiction Convention (CSFC) opens at Shougang Industrial Park in Shijingshan District, Beijing, China on September 28, 2021. / CFP The 2021 China Science Fiction Convention (CSFC) opens at Shougang Industrial Park in Shijingshan District, Beijing, China on September 28, 2021. / CFP The Chinese Science Fiction …

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How the West helped science fiction flourish – Cinelinx

Two of the biggest science fiction franchises on the planet (Star Wars, Star Trek) have both been heavily influenced by the western. But the links between these two genres run much deeper. The western genre in cinema is defined by a setting in a desolate environment, stand-alone protagonist or anti-hero …

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Let science fiction be weird again

Science fiction art. Illustrated | iStock When politics or the economy don’t give much cause for celebration, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent shows that made us laugh during the Depression. The 1970s gave rise to a new genre of thriller that reflected the paranoia of the …

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‘Dune’ and ‘The Matrix’ show how sci-fi got lost

September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021 When politics or economics don’t give much cause for celebration, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent shows that made us laugh during the Depression. The 1970s spawned a new genre of thriller that reflected the paranoia of the post-Vietnam era. The …

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The 14 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is one of the greatest romantic movies of all time. Is it worth losing the memory of a loved one, even if the relationship ended in heartbreak? Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-winning screenplay delicately explores this question, as well as the larger philosophical and moral issues …

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