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17

May

7 fictional energy sources from pop culture
Wouldn’t it be great if your car was powered by dilithium crystals?

7 fictional energy sources from pop culture

Wouldn’t it be great if your car was powered by dilithium crystals?

22

Apr

Conservation group, animal sanctuary vie for DragonCon donations
People can vote for 1 of 5 nonprofits in the sci-fi and fantasy convention’s first charity poll.

Conservation group, animal sanctuary vie for DragonCon donations

People can vote for 1 of 5 nonprofits in the sci-fi and fantasy convention’s first charity poll.

18

Mar

CardboardCon: A sci-fi convention for the crafty
This annual convention in Atlanta features some of the most creative and eco-friendly costumes around.

CardboardCon: A sci-fi convention for the crafty

This annual convention in Atlanta features some of the most creative and eco-friendly costumes around.

15

Jan


 Science fiction aims to fund real weapon 



Novel tells about a future, fictitious war between the US and China fought with ship-mounted laser weapons.
Novel tells about a future, fictitious war between the US and China fought with ship-mounted laser weapons.

11

Nov

Here’s a fast and easy fun set of rules — gleaned from Hollywood and alien experts — that you can follow when extraterrestrials are breaking down your door or coming through the air vents.

Here’s a fast and easy fun set of rules — gleaned from Hollywood and alien experts — that you can follow when extraterrestrials are breaking down your door or coming through the air vents.

02

Nov

Science fiction is a flexible genre when it comes to building a story line, and many writers and filmmakers over the years have used it to craft stories with environmental themes, some by setting their stories in overly polluted dystopian worlds, others imagining a world in which humans have engineered themselves into one form of trouble or another. Whatever the angle, it’s always fun to see the environment play a part in a good sci-fi flick.7 sci-fi movies with plausible eco-themes

Science fiction is a flexible genre when it comes to building a story line, and many writers and filmmakers over the years have used it to craft stories with environmental themes, some by setting their stories in overly polluted dystopian worlds, others imagining a world in which humans have engineered themselves into one form of trouble or another. Whatever the angle, it’s always fun to see the environment play a part in a good sci-fi flick.
7 sci-fi movies with plausible eco-themes

09

Aug

Is summer of alien movies inspired by real science finds?Advances in research about space, as well as the need for politically correct bad guys, are seen as driving the presence of aliens in big-budget movies.

Is summer of alien movies inspired by real science finds?
Advances in research about space, as well as the need for politically correct bad guys, are seen as driving the presence of aliens in big-budget movies.

22

Mar

16

Mar

'Battle: Los Angeles': The story behind a sci-fi alien invasionThe alien invasion film ‘Battle: Los Angeles,’ opening in theaters, is clearly a work of fiction. But the marketing campaign behind the movie seems determined to ground it to reality by tying it to historical events.

'Battle: Los Angeles': The story behind a sci-fi alien invasion
The alien invasion film ‘Battle: Los Angeles,’ opening in theaters, is clearly a work of fiction. But the marketing campaign behind the movie seems determined to ground it to reality by tying it to historical events.