Friday, July 1, 2022

Geeks Guide to the Galaxy

Up Against It Explores Life in the Asteroid Belt

Up Against It, a science fiction novel by environmental engineer Laura J. Mixon, explores life aboard the asteroid 25 Phocaea. The book takes a more realistic approach to space adventure, eschewing familiar tropes such as FTL drives and instantaneous...

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Makes Lunar Rebellion Fun

Robert Heinlein’s classic 1966 novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, explores the idea of a lunar colony declaring independence from Earth. Science fiction author Anthony Ha found the book a fun and exciting read. “All the details about...

The Dune Miniseries Is a Fascinating Piece of History

In December 2000, the Sci-Fi Channel (since renamed Syfy) released Frank Herbert’s Dune, an ambitious three-part miniseries. Science fiction author Rajan Khanna was a recent college grad when he first watched the show. “I remember it coming out, and...

Dune Is One of the Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Ever

Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune, first published in 1965, is still extremely influential. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel recently re-read Dune for the first time in more than a decade. “I was worried,” Kressel says in Episode...

Sci-Fi Needs More Dark, Serious Animation

David S. F. Wilson is the director of “Sonnie’s Edge,” one of the most popular episodes of the Netflix series Love, Death + Robots. Wilson believes that computer animation holds a great deal of untapped potential when it comes...

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