Science Fiction

Privatising Underwater Tourism to the Titanic

Phil Pauley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Phil Pauley

Imagine being able to book an overnight trip to visit this most famous of sunken shipwrecks, or 'fly' over the bubbling hydrothermal vents deep in the Mariana Trench, where only a handful of humans have explored before.

'Tractor Beams' Are No Longer Science Fiction

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

Inventions in sci-fi fall into two main camps: 'could happen' and 'might as well be magic'. Tractor beams - invisible tethers which pull space ship...

301+ Interviews: Geek Crash Course

Mat Greenfield | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The geek shall inherit the Earth, but for now we just dominate popular entertainment. In a world where properties in traditionally "geek" genres have become the heart of billion-dollar franchises, spanning multiple interconnecting mediums and calling back to decades-old source material, it can be hard for new fans to catch up...

Edge of Tomorrow Preview and Doug Liman Q and A

Tom Linay | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

It's around this time each year that invitations start coming in from the studios wishing to build excitement for their big summer films.

Book Review: The Explorer by James Smythe

Robert Bradley | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Ever since my first encounter with the glowing blue introduction text of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.." I have enjoyed a boundless love affair with outer space.

Her (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

In the near future, Joaquin Phoenix plays nebbish writer Theodore Twombly, who works for a website which sends "beautiful, handwritten" letters to order. After a bad break-up, he now lives alone and has a social life that's on the critical list.

PICS: This Futuristic 'City On Tracks' Could Actually Be Possible

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sci-fi visionaries have often wondered what would happen to the modern city in the future: specifically, a future where resources are ever more scarce...

How Realistic Is 'Gravity'? We Go Behind The Scenes...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Gravity' is already earning plaudits and Oscar buzz, with its depiction of survival - alone - in outer space. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star ...

Has Science Fiction Invaded the Museum Sector?

Tom Hunter | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hunter

I have a theory we're in the middle of a stealthily infiltration of our treasured museums and galleries by what I can only describe as the alien DNA of science fiction.

'Richard Dawkins Writes Science Fiction'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The former Pope has described the work of prominent atheist Richard Dawkins as “science fiction”. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made his comments ...

Sarah LeFanu: The Writer Who Travelled From Outer Space to Mozambique Via Bath

Bidisha | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Since discovering it, I've kept an eye on Sarah LeFanu's work, which combines depth and diversity, intelligence and wit.

Wena Poon: The Fearless Global Author Grossing Genres, Art Forms and Publishing Platforms

Bidisha | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Wena Poon is a Chinese author who was born and brought up in Singapore. She later moved to America, where she studied English Literature at Harvard and later qualified as a lawyer, also at Harvard.

8-Bit 'Blade Runner' Video Game Would Be Amazing, If It Existed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Tech

Yes, we know: this '8-bit' recreation of 'Blade Runner' is actually closer to 16-bit graphics. But it's still amazingly awesome. Ace work, Cine Fix. N...

Beam me up, Scotty?

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

In popular sci-fi, teleportation allows you to zip into orbit quicker than the time it takes to say "Beam me up, Scotty". The reality - even if the...

Art, Social Collapse and Apocalypse: Spaceship Unbound

Anne Charnock | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Anne Charnock

Imagine discovering, in a post-apocalyptic world, a trove of ancient newsreels and an old projector. You're desperate to retrieve memories of your los...

Life on Death on Mars on Primetime TV

Dr David Whitehouse | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Tech
Dr David Whitehouse

Over 80,000 people have registered, and paid a deposit, to express their interest in being part of a reality TV programme that aims to send a small number of people to Mars to establish the first colony there.

Star Trek Into Darkness (IMAX 3D) - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

After superbly rebooting the franchise with Star Trek in 2009, J.J. Abrams returns to direct what will probably be his probably final Trek film before crossing over to a galaxy far, far away.

WATCH: Amazing Warhammer Cosplay Brings Space Marines To Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech

As anyone with a past or present passion for collecting Warhammer figures knows, assembling and painting all those little soldiers is a time consuming...

The Rapture of the Nerds: An Interview with Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow

Alice Charles | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Science fiction writers Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow have teamed up for this sprawling adventure that sees curmudgeonly Welshman Huw receive a summons for Tech Jury Service.

Married Couple Chronicle Their Love With Stormtrooper Masks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

It could be the honeymoon album of any newlywed couple. There they are by the pool. On the beach. Taking in the sights. Yet in every shot, both ma...

Tractor Beam Tested In Real-Life

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Tech

A real-life miniature version of the "tractor beam" featured in the Star Trek series has been created by a team of scientists which could be used in m...

Doctor Who Is Missing

Will Porter | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Will Porter

The BBC had a nasty habit of wiping old recordings to reuse the tapes. Had it not been for one heroic BBC staff member, armies of fans and occasional discoveries in foreign TV archives it could have been a lot worse, but the fact remains that we are still missing 106 episodes.

Review: Without Warning - John Birmingham

Alice Charles | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Birmingham quickly establishes his high-concept premise - and then goes precisely nowhere with it. Lots of questions are raised but never fully explored nor answered. Indeed, Without Warning feels very much like a six-hundred page set-up for the other two books in the trilogy.

US Spies Describe Sci-Fi World Of The Future In Official Report

CNN | CNN | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech

US Spies Describe Sci-Fi World Of The Future In Official Report...

Interview: Peter Serafinowicz on George Lucas, Gangnam Style and Twitter Wit

Adam Forrest | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Adam Forrest

A lot of these jokes have appeared in some form on Twitter, which I've used as a kind of public joke pad. I've been on there for almost four years now. Twitter taught me how to become better at writing jokes because it forces you to chip away at all the extraneous words.