speculative fiction

Terraform

The Year in Telling Stories About the Future

Terraform, 2018.
Brian Merchant
12.26.18
Terraform

Mammoth Steps

A strange trek through a future whose fate depends on whether humans can coexist with intelligent, de-extincted mammoths.
Andrew Dana Hudson
12.3.18
Life imitating art

This Nuke Expert's Terrifying New Novel Is the Warning We Need Right Now

Real life has hewed closely to fictional events in 'The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Attacks Against the United States,' taking the book's author, American nuclear policy expert Jeffrey Lewis, by surprise.
David Axe
7.16.18
open thread

Make-Believe Battles That Seem More Real Than History

What makes for a great example of fictional military history?
Rob Zacny
5.14.18
Terraform

Facebook.gov

The United States government seizes Facebook and vows to nationalize it. What happens next?
Motherboard Staff
4.2.18
speculative fiction

How the Best Futures Help Us Survive an Unbearable Present

The best way to remember 2017 will surely be through the stories it told about what might come after
Brian Merchant
1.2.18
welcome to area x

Our First Look at Psychedelic Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘Annihilation’

Is that a glimpse of the Crawler?
Sarah Emerson
9.27.17
Terraform

#JOLIE2024

At 48 years old, Ms. Angelina Jolie is the second-to-youngest POTUS to take office. She's also the first woman President, and the first single one—but is she ready to mingle?
Fiona Alison Duncan
1.19.17
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
Film

Science Fiction Isn’t Just for White Nerds, It’s for Black Nerds Too

Meeting M. Asli Dukan, whose documentary 'Invisible Universe' aims to highlight the important role African Americans have played in modern science fiction.
Charles Olafare
5.5.16
News

12 Episode Ideas For the New Season of 'Black Mirror'

Motherboard takes a guess at what the next season of dystopian sci fi will bring us.
Motherboard Staff
9.28.15
Terraform

Homesick

In the beginning, we’d been pleased with the children’s dreams, because they were the same as our own, but then the children’s dreams began to change.
Debbie Urbanski
9.24.15
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