Science Fiction

games review

'Oxygen Not Included' Is a Darkly Comic Fight for Survival

Watch "dupes" high five and stress vomit as they mine resources, fabricate machines, sleep on ladders, and, uh, bury their fallen friends
Nicole Clark
5.31.19
DIY

These 'Stargate' Fans Spent 10 Years and $60K Building a Replica of an Atlantis Gate

Les Enfants de Mac Gyver worked together to build a 19-foot replica of a gate from 'Stargate Atlantis.' And now, they’re building another one.
Rob Dozier
5.31.19
Terraform

Still Life of a Death Broker

Eventually, there will only be one thing left worth streaming.
Rich Larson
5.30.19
tech-science

Leaving Earth Comes with Serious Psychological Risks

The film ‘Aniara’ asks what humans are without our home world.
Becky Ferreira
5.17.19
Games Features

How the Devs Behind 'Sable' Found Inspiration in the Enigmatic

Beyond every mysterious horizon is research, writing, and careful planning.
Darran Anderson
5.7.19
Opinion

What Western Media Got Wrong About China’s Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’

‘The Wandering Earth’ offered an important perspective on climate change and capitalism, but the West’s reviews of the movie are distracted by a techno-Orientalist fear of China.
Muqing M. Zhang
4.2.19
Terraform

The Department of Suicide

In a white concrete cell, a doctor from the DoS sat across a plastic table and questioned Catherine Gabriel as to why she had chosen misery over standard-issue happiness.
Blake Montgomery
3.29.19
Objects in Space

'Objects in Space' Knows the Future Sucks, But Makes the Best of It

The final frontier may not be the most exciting place. But that's ok.
Danielle Riendeau
3.5.19
NETFLIX

Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' Is Wonderful and Weird

The adaptation of the comic written by Gerard Way is "a ten hour movie," inspired, in part, by Wes Anderson.
Seth Ferranti
2.15.19
Browsing Black History

Afrofuturism: The Radical Genre Imagining a Future for Black People

Afrofuturism imagines alternative possibilities for Black people through works grounded in the harsh realities of present day. Could their creations help inspire better real-world futures?
Tajja Isen
2.12.19
NETFLIX

These Are the 30 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies on Netflix

Beyond 'Avengers: Infinity War,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'Black Panther,' and 'Thor: Ragnarok,' there are a couple dozen great nerd films in the streaming giant's archive.
Beckett Mufson
1.16.19
Terraform

The Year in Telling Stories About the Future

Terraform, 2018.
Brian Merchant
12.26.18
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