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NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive


You know that scene in the film Contact where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic field powerful enough to pitch nearby Navy battleships sideways, as Ellie (Jodie Foster) waits, terrified, in her tiny spherical craft above the space-time bedlam, to plummet into the vortex?


‘Alif the Unseen,’ by G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson’s marvelous first novel, “Alif the Unseen,” takes events similar to those of the Arab Spring, adds a runaway computer virus, an unconventional love story and the odd genie to create an intoxicating, politicized amalgam of science fiction and fantasy.


'World of Warcraft' Loses Sam Raimi But Gains New Writer

World of Warcraft

According to Variety, Charles Leavitt is the latest screenwriter to give the script for the long-gestating World of Warcraft movie a pass. The project is set up at Legendary Pictures, and apparently, the production company is “sparked” by Leavitt's take on the movie.


New portable device that can 'see through walls'

 Compressed Sensing Imager

It's the stuff of science fiction - the ability to see through walls and other solid objects, in real-time. But thanks to an enterprising group of University of Wollongong students, that's now possible - cape and tights optional. Alex Seng, Matthew Kitchener, Wenbin Shao, Jie Yang and Yhenxin Feng's work on the aptly-named Compressed Sensing Imager, or CSI, recently gained them a national innovation award.


Ray Bradbury, Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 91

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction whose lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 91.


'Avengers' hurtles to $178.4M overseas debut

The Avengers

The superhero saga "The Avengers" is living up to its blockbuster buzz with $178.4 million in overseas ticket sales days before it opens in U.S. theaters.


Disney expects $200-million loss on 'John Carter'

John Carter

The floundering film was intended as a potential new franchise, one which would fuel merchandise sales, theme park attractions and lead to film sequels.The floundering film was intended as a potential new franchise, one which would fuel merchandise sales, theme park attractions and lead to film sequels.


Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2011

The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit; $13.99). This novel, set in 1919 in a vast industrial metropolis in the Pacific Northwest, is a genuine original, something like an episode of "The X-Files" written by...


Exclusive: Steven Spielberg on the Next Jurassic Park

Director Steven Spielberg didn't have a lot to say about what's going on with the progress on making Jurassic Park 4 , but we did ask him about it at the junket for The Adventures of Tintin and you can read what he had to say.


The New Trailer for 'John Carter'!

The new trailer for John Carter premiered on ABC's "Good Morning America" this morning and the channel has put the trailer online as how it aired on the program. You can watch it below and we'll update the trailer when the official version comes online.


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