Features

May
04
Building a Galaxy: Origin Stories

Building a Galaxy: Origin Stories

While the Star Wars franchise is best known for its films, it's also well-known for its sprawling novel series, the Star Wars Expanded Universe. While it's no longer canon, it kept Star Wars going for decades, and still retains a loyal following.
8 min read
Apr
19
The hateful sci-fi novel that brought white supremacists together

The hateful sci-fi novel that brought white supremacists together

The Turner Diaries inspired generations of white supremacists, and its narrative filled with racist tropes continues to have an impact.
11 min read
Mar
03
Syfy's Defiance was an ambitious cross-platform experiment that failed

Syfy's Defiance was an ambitious cross-platform experiment that failed

Long after the TV series ended, its companion game is being shut down
10 min read
Feb
12
Narratives of modernization

Narratives of modernization

A history of Chinese science fiction Image: Andrew LiptakIn 2015, author Ken Liu stepped up to the podium at Sasquan,
19 min read
Feb
03
Waking the Leviathan

Waking the Leviathan

The story of how James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse went from game concept to book series to blockbuster TV show
36 min read
Jan
27
Adapting the department

Adapting the department

Law & Order: SVU, The Rookie, and others in the post-George Floyd era Last year, I decided to binge watch
8 min read
Jan
19
Fan fiction is the lifeblood of fandom

Fan fiction is the lifeblood of fandom

Fan fiction's strength isn't based on its literary merits, but on the fans that it brings together
7 min read
Dec
10
Cyberpunk's power came from global dystopian politics

Cyberpunk's power came from global dystopian politics

It might look like the 1980s, but we're still living in it
6 min read
Nov
18
At Last, Dangerous Visions

At Last, Dangerous Visions

Harlan Ellison's long-unfinished science fiction anthology might finally see the light of day
18 min read
Nov
11
The [AI]nformation battlespace

The [AI]nformation battlespace

Artificial intelligence is coming to the battlefield: how will we prepare?Under the cover of darkness, a team of soldiers
16 min read