science fiction

For the First Time, My Mom is Excited About Star Wars

She was never into sci-fi—until she heard that Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega are in the film.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Space Explorers

The modern exploration of space is often seen as macho endeavor. In films, TV, and often in our history books, the astronauts who head into space are the manliest of manly men. It doesn’t matter whether the stories are fictional or based on real-life, many of our pop culture space sagas... Read more »

Rewriting Reality: A Forthcoming Speculative Fiction Anthology Asks Transgender Authors to Imagine New Worlds

It’s been a helter-skelter year for sci-fi and geekdom. Read more »

In New Sci-Fi Film "Movement and Location," Time Travelers are Refugees from the Future

In the indie film, two women who traveled from 400 years in time to escape an unknown horror. They land in modern-day Brooklyn. Read more »

As Activists, We Build the World We Want—Which Is Still Very Far Off

As activists convened on a sci-fi conference called Ferguson is the Future, to imagine a future free from oppression. The arrest of Ahmed Mohamed shows the work we need... Read more »

"Sisters of the Revolution" Collects Powerful Feminist Sci-Fi

From Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin to Nnedi Okorafor, this new book is packed with brilliant visionary writers.  Read more »

Fantasy Author Zen Cho Explores The Histories We Aren't Told

London-based Malaysian author Zen Cho's new book blends speculative fiction, race, colonialism, and romance.  Read more »

Three Cheers for Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black"

After multiple seasons of snubs, Tatiana Maslany has finally received an Emmy nod for her... Read more »

"Advantageous" Is a Dystopian Sci-Fi About All-Too-Real Beauty Standards

Advantageousthe new film by Jennifer Phang, is a dystopian science fiction film about a possible future that is regressive for women.  Read more »

The New Terminator Film Gets Sarah Connor All Wrong

It just isn’t summer without Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether he is clad in furs or crammed with machinery, tracking an ... Read more »

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Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »