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On Borrowed Time

Dr. Williams
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Ever since man has looked up at the heavens there have been many unanswered questions about the destiny of mankind. These unanswerable questions have always reoccurred through each millennium. We have...

Earth to Bill

Ryan Sprague
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It was 2013. I was now three and a half hours into a six-hour bus ride back to New York City from my hometown of Syracuse, NY. After an exciting, yet stressful visit with family, I wanted nothing more...

That Ain't No Little Green Man

Ryan Sprague
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Decades of entertainment and pop culture have invaded our eyes and ears with tales of little green men coming from destinations unknown and plaguing our skies and our homes. These little green critter...

Classic Literature Takes A Tech Turn

Christina St-Jean
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Do readers need a high tech exposure to classical literature in order to properly enjoy it? While the answer to that question may not be known, it's something that Boston College students are curious ...

Humanity 2.0

Mickey Finn
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I’m going to take a moment to point out some observations on how humanity has developed, and what they may mean for our future. As a lover of all things science and science fiction, I have always been...

Third Eye on the Moon

Ryan Sprague
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It was in January of 2017 when, due to a lawsuit, the CIA was forced to release over thirteen million previously declassified files online to the public. These files were wide-ranging, including such ...

Vintage Technology Daydreams: Byte Magazine's Extraordinary Cover Illustrations

Mickey Rivera
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In the late-1970s, a computer’s place was almost exclusively in the corporate office. With the exception of a few hardcore hobbyists, most middle class North American consumers were intimidated by the...

Alien Down!

Ryan Sprague
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It was on the morning of January 18th, 1978, when New Jersey State Police requested entry onto McGuire Air Force Base. Along with the adjacent Fort Dix Base, UFOs had been reported earlier in the even...

Author’s Universe: Interview with Sci-Fi Author Hugh Howey

K.E. Lanning
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Hugh Howey is an author of science fiction, and whatever else he wants to write about; as an independent author he controls his writing career. Born in 1975, Hugh grew up reading and sailing, navigati...

The Open Road Calls to Us

Nickolas Rudolph
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The news of the discovery of a solar system with possibly several exoplanets within the habitable-zone was just announced. For many of us in the scientific community that study biology, chemistry, ast...

Interview with 'Our Final Invention' Author James Barrat

OMNI Staff
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James Barrat is the author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, an equal parts fascinating-and-terrifying book which explores the perils associated with the he...

Military in Science Fiction

Nickolas Rudolph
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Revisit the Posleen Wars.

Artifacts

Nickolas Rudolph
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Rediscovering the Science Fiction Heritage

This Sublime and Bizarre Buddhist Sculpture Park is Dedicated to Alan Turing

Mickey Rivera
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In Wicklow, Ireland, about 50 kilometers south of Dublin, weary travelers with hungry minds can find a one of a kind park filled with beautifully handcarved statues of Hindu gods and figures, all dedi...

Star Trek’s Mr. Data May Never Feel But His Artificial Intelligence Definitely Makes Us Think

Rich Monetti
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Robby the Robot from 1956’s Forbidden Planet may have been the first artificial intelligence movie robot to have his say. But the evolution of thinking androids in science fiction movies have come a l...

Asimov 101: Your Ultimate Guide to the 'Foundation' Series

Deniz Galip Oygür
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Long before the incessant arguments among Star Wars fans were heard all over the galaxy about when to watch which episode, Isaac Asimov had his fans up in arms about which books of the Foundation seri...