‘The Giver’: The Book Brought to Vivid Life

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This movie gives viewers a glimpse of a unique society that is perfect, or is it? — I remember reading this book when I was a kid, and it was a wonderful.  It had an interesting plot, and told a tale that you don’t see much these days. When I heard a film was being […]

How I Discovered the Secret Ingredient to Being a Good Man by Watching Doctor Who

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“To love radically and wholly, invested fully in something that is not the self, creates a greater thing than the ego could ever imagine,” writes science fiction fan N.C. Harrison.

From BLACK MOON, by Kenneth Calhoun

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“She could so easily recall the dark weight of him in the bed next to her, sinking deeper into shame as his body failed him yet again.” By Kenneth Calhoun

Playing With Knives and Letters: An Interview With Jason Sheehan

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Jarad Dewing asks some questions, piratical author and former chef Jason Sheehan dishes up the answers.

Ender, Gender, and the Fight for Humanity

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Matt Wetsel on the novel that inspired this weekend’s biggest film.

A Glimpse Of The Dawn Of Science Fiction Fandom

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Ray Bradbury’s influential fanzine proves that geeks haven’t changed since 1939.

Books: There Are No Lines: The What & Why of @MVMediaATL’s Steamfunk! Anthology [@hannibaltabu]

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The essence of Black creativity in the shadow of the western world has been one of necessity and scarcity. “Make way out of no way” is the only consistent commandment from be-bop to hip hop, from STEM education to, finally, the science fiction that fueled many of those who sought it.

Slaves and Robots

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If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?

Has the Time Come for Private Space Exploration?

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More corporations are starting to get into space exploration. How does this emerging market work?

What If My Son Doesn’t Like Star Wars?

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Neil Sheppard explains to his wife that there’s more to Star Wars than light saber duels.

The Perpetual Temptation of the End of the World

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You ever wonder why we keep on predicting apocalypses even though they never come true?

The Robot That Ate Her Dreams: A Love Story

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In the second installment of Oliver Bateman’s “You, Robot” trilogy, an inventor builds a robot to steal the dreams of a girl who spurned him. But that’s not really what this is about.

Webcomics: Force Galaxia: Omegan Chronicles (Episode 18) [@redskew, #thenewblack]

Get ready for a thrilling installment of Andre Owens’ star-spanning adventures that are *not* named “Supergreen!”

Online Dating Science Fiction: The Robot That Stole Her Heart

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In honor of the late Ray Bradbury, Oliver Lee Bateman attempts to launch an entirely new sub-genre: online dating science fiction.

Ray Bradbury Dead

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Legendary author Ray Bradbury has died.

Webcomics: Force Galaxia: Omegan Chronicles (Episode 17) [@redskew, #thenewblack]

Get ready for a thrilling installment of Andre Owens’ star-spanning adventures that are *not* named “Supergreen!”