science fiction

  1. M

    Which Of These (See List) Should I Pick For My Star Wars Story?

    I was wondering if anyone could help me make a decision on picking a technology for my Star Wars story. I’ve been editing the Wikipedia page “List of hypothetical technologies” for many months now. I’ve worked hard on it but I can’t pick something. I’m looking for something that •Would be...
  2. M

    What Could An Advanced Civilization Work On Next?

    Let’s say their is a galaxy or multi-galaxy civilization. FTL travel is mainstream and commonplace. The civilization has also mastered. •Cold fusion reactors and room temperature superconductors •Megastructures like a Dyson sphere, Matrioksha brain, and Shakov thrusters. • The full potential of...
  3. ramonmercado

    Science Fiction: Films & TV

    We don't seem to have a specific SF films thread so here is one for SF films unlikely to earn a thread of their own. Starting with: Beta Test: Yes, its Mind Games Forever. Perhaps mixing the traditions of Inception and eXistenZ, Beta Test nevertheless makes its own mark on the SF gamer trope...
  4. Graylien

    Good Science Fiction By Non Sci-Fi Writers

    Do you know of any good Sci-Fi (or Speculative Fiction) by writers not usually associated with the field? 1984 and Brave New World are the obvious examples, but are there any overlooked gems out there? My own recommendation would be Gore Vidal's Duluth, which is set in a small town in a kind...
  5. uair01

    Ancient Science Fiction

    Lunar telescopes and interstellar warfare may sound like latest sci-fi blockbuster. But they're also found inside the pages of a Greek story written by Lucian of Samosata in 2nd century AD. This week, Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Karen Ní Mheallaigh from Liverpool University about the...
  6. James_H

    (Science) Fiction Becoming Reality

    There are many classic examples of this, but one I noticed is the recent trend of record companies to make animated/computerized popstars. Damn sure there's no artistic difference between one of them and Will Young... Irritatingly I can't remember any of these band's names (apart from gorrilaz...
  7. A

    Science Fiction

    This topic developed a life of its own on another thread, so has been split off as a new thread. (Pedantic Eburacum) I tend to expect multicellular life to develop around stars in classes F, G, and K, but class M red dwarfs have very small comfort zones, so are less likely to develop life...
  8. C

    Vintage Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV Series (Miscellaneous)

    Can you remember that DREADFUL series called MANIMAL (I think it was in the 80s and Simon McCorkindale was in it) about people who could turn into panthers, eagles, etc. I can't remember quite why they did it, presumably to keep makeup artists in work :) Carole