J.C. S.
in Fiction

You can walk outside and do two things. One. You can say how cold it is and suffer. Your mind agrees...almost like it's being sentimental. Two. You can also walk outside and denounce the cold air. You...

Isaac Asimov's Foundation: Holistic Analysis of the Asimov Universe - The Original Trilogy - Foundation and Empire

Deniz Galip Oygür
in Culture

This series of analyses is meant to explain how the great Isaac Asimov wove a gargantuan number of micro plots into one continuous story that encompasses many thousands of years: the existential confl...

Harlan Affects

Nickolas Rudolph
in Culture

There are not too many other locations in my life that induce a wave of comfort, wonderment, joy, and being, as when I am within the stacks of a bookstore, library, or comic book shop. It’s as if I am...

The Watertown Nightmare

corey turner
in Fiction

How it all started.

Divine Sentience

Guillermo Calvo
in Culture

Sentience involves more than mere reaction to stimuli, it involves awareness of existence, but once aware, the sentient entity may be either passive, a voyeur of sorts, or volitional, in the latter ca...

Keyboard Killer (Chapter Eleven)

Rj saxon
in Fiction

Chapter Eleven Sarah fumbled in her handbag for her keys as she got out of her car. Making her way to the front door of the flat, she noticed the door already ajar. "Blake, are you home?" she shouted,...

Lost in the Wilderness

Chris Lane
in Fiction

I am still stuck here on this planet with these monkeys who have learned to dress themselves. This rudimentary ability has given them a most inordinately high opinion of themselves. They are, by and l...

Sci-Fi and Fashion

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Culture

Science fiction has always had a certain aesthetic that people expect to see in it. It's a futuristic vibe. It's an overall fashion choice that says that you are tired of seeing the normal ways of oth...

Richard Hatch Turned One Season of 'Battlestar Galactica' into a Lifetime

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

In 1978, Battlestar Galactica ran one season and 26 episodes. While quickly fading into oblivion off all the publicity it received as a Star Wars rip off, core fans never forgot it, and the show’s sta...

Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?

David Latchman
in Entertainment

The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an e...

Dune and Oil – The Real World Influence Behind Frank Herbert's Dune

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. With these words, Frank Herbert introduced readers to the far-off reaches of his fictional universe in his seminal science fiction novel Dune. The world features alien co...