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Why Do We Want Robots to Destroy Us So Badly?

The best part about science fiction, besides the explosions, space explorations and psychotic aliens is the fact that it reveals our most human fears. While they’re not flesh and bone, robots are arguably most emblematic of our anxieties: besides being smarter, faster, and (sometimes) shinier than us, “bad robots” are…Read more… Continue Reading at

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Alien’s Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the…Read more… […]

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The 15 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Noir Films

Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a tradition practically since film noir came into fashion, and the combination has resulted in some truly great films. Here are our favorites.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Watch: Black Women Dive Headfirst Into the Future With Virtual Reality Project

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is an art installation and virtual reality experience recently featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. The project, which seeks to put women of color in the virtual reality space, was created by Hyphen-Labs, a collective of women from diverse backgrounds.Read more… Continue Reading at

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20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as The Girl With All the Gifts, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki Murakami, a posthumous novel about dinosaurs from Michael Crichton—and many more. Dig in!Read more… Continue Reading at

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