William Gibson After Trying VR: "They Did It"

After years of speculating about possible futures in his writing, William Gibson recently tried out one the world's contemporary science fictions come true. At TED, he strapped on a Gear VR headset. » 3/27/15 1:50pm Friday 1:50pm

The Most Essential Piece Of Writing Advice Ever, From Brian K. Vaughan

Author Brian K. Vaughan took over the Panel Syndicate Twitter feed yesterday to answer questions. He shared info on his past and upcoming projects (including a "Y for yes" on whether there's been movement on that Y: The Last Man adaptation!!), but he also dispensed a wise bit of writing advice. » 3/26/15 4:00pm Thursday 4:00pm

Last Year's Breakout Novel Girl With All The Gifts Is Becoming A Movie

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey was easily one of our favorite novels published last year — and Joss Whedon agreed with us. So it's fantastic news that this book is becoming a movie called She Who Brings Gifts, starring Glenn Close. » 3/23/15 10:40am 3/23/15 10:40am

Wes Craven Is Making A Horror TV Show ... Set In Space!

Wes Craven (Scream, A Nightmare On Elm Street) and Steve Niles (co-creator of 30 Days of Night) are working on a TV adaptation of Niles' latest comic: The Disciples. It's described as "a scifi horror story set in space." » 3/21/15 11:30am 3/21/15 11:30am

Photographer Robert Shults spent nine months shooting inside the Texas lab that hosts the intensely powerful Petawatt laser to create new collection The Superlative Light. He drew inspiration not just from his evocative subject, but from his favorite scifi movies, like Alphaville and The Fly. » 3/08/15 12:30pm 3/08/15 12:30pm

Jeremy Renner And Amy Adams Will Greet Aliens In Ted Chiang Adaptation

HOLD UP. Is Hollywood actually planning a genre movie that's not a sequel or reboot? Signs point to yes, since Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams are set to star in scifi drama Story of Your Life, an adaptation of a Nebula Award-winning Ted Chiang short story. Denis Villeneuve will direct. » 3/07/15 9:10am 3/07/15 9:10am

Video Games As Vintage Sci-Fi Books

Artist Joshua Ketchen has designed a series called Arcade Adventures, imagining video games as covers of vintage sci-fi books with in a retro-futuristic style. » 3/05/15 10:20am 3/05/15 10:20am

How to Make a Cohesive (and Compelling) Alien Cinematic Universe

It's official. Fox is making a new Alien movie in addition to a new Prometheus and a new Predator. You know what that means: the best-known sci-fi horror setting is back in business. » 3/03/15 11:40am 3/03/15 11:40am

Learn Which Famous Authors Coined "Nerd" And "Quark" In This Fun Video

This week's episode of Mental Floss' List Show on YouTube, hosted by John Green, breaks down 43 words invented by authors (spoiler alert: they're not all by Shakespeare ... and a lot of them are from scifi books!) » 3/01/15 9:45am 3/01/15 9:45am

A Chart Comparing Publication Dates To When A Story Takes Place

Randall Munroe has really outdone himself with today's xkcd. The infographic shows when a certain story was published and then compares that date to the length of time — either in the future or past — to when the story actually took or will take place. » 2/25/15 1:20pm 2/25/15 1:20pm

Why It's Amazing News That Takashi Miike Is Adapting This Scifi Manga

Update: Science Fiction Bookstore Borderlands Will Stay Open!

Here's a huge chunk of happy news to brighten your Sunday: San Francisco's scifi and fantasy bookstore, Borderlands, will stay open for at least another year thanks to a successful sponsorship campaign. YAY! » 2/22/15 8:40am 2/22/15 8:40am

Rumor: Taron Egerton Is Your New Han Solo

Wait, who? Get to know the name, because 25-year-old Welsh actor Taron Egerton, formerly known as "breakout star of Kingsman: The Secret Service" is rumored to be playing young Han Solo in the second standalone Star Wars film. » 2/21/15 12:44pm 2/21/15 12:44pm

Watch The Wonderfully Odd Trailer For Post-Apocalyptic Romance Crumbs

Here's hoping Crumbs, a scifi romance shot in an Ethiopian ghost town by Spanish writer-director Miguel Llanso, gets wider exposure after its Rotterdam Film Festival debut last week. Check out the trailer; there's a UFO, a haunted bowling alley, a crazy Santa Claus, and space junk. For starters. » 2/11/15 6:00pm 2/11/15 6:00pm

Will Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt Star in Scifi Drama Passengers?

Is Jennifer Lawrence going to space? Is Chris Pratt going ... back to space? A new report has the duo in talks to head up the cast of Passengers, with Imitation Game director Morton Tyldum at the helm. » 2/08/15 3:15pm 2/08/15 3:15pm

Helix Is Syfy's Secret Gem And The Craziest Show On TV

Chances are you've never watched Syfy's mad science show Helix. It airs on Friday nights, it doesn't get a lot of buzz, and if you've ever caught a promo, it must look pretty confusing. And it is! But it's also completely insane, and that's what makes it one of the most fascinating, entertaining shows on right now. » 2/03/15 8:00am 2/03/15 8:00am

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper

This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper. Behold the X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Viper Mk2, 2001's Orion and many more! » 1/21/15 7:30pm 1/21/15 7:30pm

Vice Is The Least Subtle Dystopia Ever, And That's Saying Something

There's nothing subtle about Vice, an astonishingly unoriginal thriller that plays off familiar fears that violent video games will turn players into real-world trigger-happy sociopaths. The movie is now viewable on demand; some spoilers ahead. » 1/16/15 12:17pm 1/16/15 12:17pm

Get Lost In This Hypnotic Maze of Iconic Science Fiction Corridors

Well, this is rather cool. Artist Serafín Álvarez's ongoing project "Case Study: Sci-Fi Corridor" takes a close look at corridors from science fiction movies, including blockbusters like Gravity and Independence Day, classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still and Metropolis,and cult classics like Lifeforce and … » 12/29/14 3:30pm 12/29/14 3:30pm

Get Excited For This New Exhibit Of Iconic Science Fiction Props 

Seattle's EMP Museum dedicates most of its square footage to rock music (including an entire room of historically significant guitars), but the venue also hosts a steady stream of exhibits and events dedicated to other pop-culture avenues, especially science fiction. » 12/10/14 5:30pm 12/10/14 5:30pm