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Here's What You Need to Know About Asimov's <em>Foundation</em> 

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Here's What You Need to Know About Asimov's Foundation 

With the news that Apple will adapt Isaac Asimov's Foundation into a TV series, here are five must-know facts about the iconic books. 

by Chris Mahon

A Tale of Two Wastelands: <em>Fallout</em> and Harlan Ellison's &quot;A Boy and His Dog&quot; 

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A Tale of Two Wastelands: Fallout and Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" 

Many Fallout fans still don't know that the franchise was partially inspired by Harlan Ellison's seminal short story. 

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The 5 Coolest Technologies from Hard Science Fiction

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The 5 Coolest Technologies from Hard Science Fiction

These are some of the most fascinating pieces of tech ever envisioned in hard science fiction — and they might become reality sooner than you'd think. 

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5 Things 'Serious' Fantasy Writers Can Learn from Terry Pratchett

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5 Things 'Serious' Fantasy Writers Can Learn from Terry Pratchett

Even at his silliest, the late Terry Pratchett had something worthwhile to say. 

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How Isaac Asimov's <em>I, Robot</em> Prepares Us for a Future Controlled By AI

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How Isaac Asimov's I, Robot Prepares Us for a Future Controlled By AI

The short stories in Isaac Asimov's I, Robot may prove useful when it comes time to welcome our robot overlords. 

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The Top 5 Science Moments in <em>The Expanse</em> That Prove It’s a Sci-Fi Classic

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The Top 5 Science Moments in The Expanse That Prove It’s a Sci-Fi Classic

If you're not addicted to this gripping sci-fi series yet, here's why you should be. 

by Chris Mahon

5 Unique Conventions Geeks Need to Check Out

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5 Unique Conventions Geeks Need to Check Out

These events offer all the camaraderie and excitement of a huge con — without the exhausting crowds. 

by Chris Mahon

5 of the Coolest Starships in Science Fiction

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5 of the Coolest Starships in Science Fiction

They might look like buckets of bolts, but these ships are so much more than just modes of transport. 

by Chris Mahon

5 Things Every Fantasy Writer Can Learn from Earthsea

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5 Things Every Fantasy Writer Can Learn from Earthsea

We're looking back at some of the lessons to be learned from Ursula K. Le Guin's brilliant Earthsea series. 

by Chris Mahon

5 Technologies from <em>Neuromancer</em> That Are Almost Here

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5 Technologies from Neuromancer That Are Almost Here

The tech that William Gibson predicted 30+ years ago in "Neuromancer" feels closer to reality than fiction in 2018.

by Chris Mahon

Legendary Author Joe Haldeman Shares the Story Behind <em>The Forever War</em>

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Legendary Author Joe Haldeman Shares the Story Behind The Forever War

Although considered a classic today, "The Forever War" was at first deemed unpublishable—partially because it dared to include female characters.

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NASA Announces the Discovery of 1,284 New Exoplanets

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Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival'

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Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival'

Unpacking the science behind the sci-fi at Silicon Valley Comic-Con.

by Chris Mahon

Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

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Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

"I think that if we capture the history of this and show what the force of these weapons are ... then maybe people will be reluctant to use them."

by Chris Mahon

5 of the Most Elaborate Alternate History Books

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5 of the Most Elaborate Alternate History Books

Some alternate histories go to absurd lengths to be as factual as possible—even if that means taking things to a ridiculously detailed level.

by Chris Mahon

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