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

Deniz Galip Oygür
in Culture

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...

FRACKERS

Bennett Litwin
in Entertainment

One premise/motif of our feature film FRACKERS is that every being in the universe is a light being. As Einstein famously figured, "No energy is created or destroyed". We in turn came up with the idea that our light, the light that is us, is also eternal. This fun premise for a film does consider that even our eternal energy might change form, as light can be be both particles and waves, so can our energy break-down from waves into less desirable particles, not to be judgmental. The film is a co...

The Philosophy of Westworld

Jeremy Johnson
in Culture

Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld for the big screen in 1973. That same decade, in 1976, an adjunct professor named Julian Jaynes made the bestseller list with a surprising title: The Orig...

My Out of Body Experience

Bennett Litwin
in Culture

My out-of-body experience happened when I was four years old. I nearly died in the hospital. I saw no angel. No Jesus. No Moses. I did encounter a light. It had a voice without words. Was it my mother...

The Experience Machine

Matt Swayne
in Fiction

So if our technology were to succeed completely, and everything were to be under our control, we should eventually say, "We need a new button." -- Alan Watts His first memory was waking up in the bedr...

Iconic Sci-Fi Film Directors

Eddie Wong
in Entertainment

The best sci-fi film directors are experts in visual storytelling. Regardless of how crazy and seemingly improbable it is to realize a sci-fi story onto the big screen, they will strive to make things...

A Clockwork Orange Can Teach Us Something About Partisan Politics In America

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

My first viewing of A Clockwork Orange 30 years ago left me lost on the message. A hardened criminal receives the opportunity for a quick, psychologically based reform, but the dehumanizing treatment ...

Tales of the Chromium Poet

Kuwan Awar
in Fiction

Tr Yyr Sithera (The Cloud Crystal)

Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1

Aaron Dennis
in Fiction

Welcome to Beyond the End of the World. My name is Aaron Dennis, and I will be presenting this published novel to you one chapter at time. The entire novel is free for download via Barnes and Noble on...

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Searches for the Original Series and Finds It

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

I was so into Star Trek as a kid – and the tragedy of lasting only 79 episodes – that I used to dream my own original episodes in REM sleep. Always awakened to the disappointment that the nocturnal ad...

Screaming Metal (Part 003)

Made in DNA
in Fiction

The constant soft background noise of the ship throbbed and hummed throughout the cramped space as silence fell over her crew at work. Priyanka punched in commands at her station and sat still as a fu...

Historic Female Scientists

Stephanie Gladwell
in Culture

The history of female scientists is filled with stories of perseverance, ingenuity, and hard work. When it comes to the field of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), many people are conc...

J.J. Abrams Haters of Star Trek Show Their Youthful Inexperience

Rich Monetti
in Culture

Donald Trump, the NRA and Two Broke Girls – a lot of the things make me angry. But mention the hate some Trekkies have for the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek, and my genesis wave cascades in fury. Bu...

Oh Wait, It Is Rocket Science...

Scott Snowden
in Science

History has demonstrated that the space race was the first endeavor of man – other than war – to challenge our entire scope of scientific and technological capabilities. The crowning moment in this ch...

Telepathy and Quantum Physics

Hyapatia Lee
in Science

Telepathy is one of the ten magical gifts I have been told by several medicine men and women that we will soon be capable of receiving. Since we are all at different stages in our evolutionary process...

Nightmarish Monsters in Science Fiction (Inspired by Lovecraft)

Anthony Gramuglia
in Entertainment

Many consider HP Lovecraft to be one of the greatest horror writers, despite the fact that many people are only familiar with his works because someone posted a pic of Cthulhu on Reddit once. When Lov...