Mecha are popular in anime, games and game tie in fiction. What are they?
Can the diversity of the super-humans in comics, cartoons and film be divided into meaningful categories?
While space opera is the most recognizable type of science fiction planetary adventure is a close second. What is this genre?
What is steampunk? Where did the ascetic come from? What are the limits of the genre?
The cyberpunk genre was a dystopian near future that emerged in the 80's has it become a dead genre?
When fantasy is set in the modern world the storyteller has a problem. How is magic concealed from the general population.
Why is there so much enduring interest in fiction about the end of the world?
Many who play computer or console RPG's these days are only vaguely aware of the tabletop roots of role-playing. Here's a brief history the tabletop hobby differs from it's electronic cousin.
When you ask someone about science fiction the first thing they think of is space opera. What makes the sub genre different?
Superheroes may be fun to read about or watch on screen but here are some reasons you wouldn't want to live in a world where they were real.
Are we approaching a point where our rate of technological development is going to accelerate to an unbelievable degree?
Some futurists see uploading your mind as a means of immortality. If you upload your mind is the upload you?
Futurists predict technology that will give us a world without resource limitations. What might it look like?
While it's popular in science fiction, what would real first contact be like?
Have you heard of the transhumanist movement? Ever wondered what it is?
Aliens crop up all the time in science fiction. What's the point of using them all the time?
A list of technology in common use that started in sci-fi
Fantasy fiction is a broad genre. How many variations are there?
What differentiates hard sci-fi from soft sci-fi or science fantasy?
Uplift: the process of genetically modifying a species to make them intelligent. The term was coined by David Brin. Would we ever do it?
Where is the dividing line differentiating fantasy from myth or fairy-tales?
What gives superheroes such enduring popularity?
Book review of Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Contains spoilers.
Biotechnology is aproaching the point when it will be possible to clone a human being safely. Can we do it ethically?
When you adapt a book to film you have to make changes. So which version is better? Warning this article contains spoilers.
How realistic is the idea of living on other worlds or in permanent space habitats?
Are fictional depictions of aliens realistic?
Science fiction is a broad umbrella of entertainment options many of which can be categorised as sub genre.
Why does it seem okay to talk about religion in science fiction and fantasy when it's controversial elsewhere
If time travel is possible then why hasn't someone from the future prevented histories worst atrocities.
Are artificial intelligences equal to humans soon to become real? If so how shall we treat them?
Is science fiction a genre a setting or something else?
Is their a way to define "intelligent life?"
Biotechnology offers many potential benefits and perils. Science Fiction has predicted most of them.
Science fiction looks not just at the implications of technological change but social change as well.
Science Fiction is a source for precaution against the dangers that our future may pose.
Will artificial intelligence be capable of emotion?
Science fiction created the world we live in today. Reading it may give you clues about where the world is going.