Scientist’s Undeniable Proof of an Afterlife Leads to Mass Suicides in Netflix’s “The Discovery”

If you think that premise sounds depressing or even melodramatic, you’d be right. But despite the nonsensical suicide concept, the film presents some great science-fiction-worthy ideas–which makes viewing this crawling, moody movie even more disappointing. The Discovery is a slow dance, a science fiction tease with the pacing of something like Shane Carruth’s Primer (2004) and …read in detail

Alien the Audiobook Novelization Satisfies on Many Levels

Alan Dean Foster’s novelization of the classic movie, Ridley Scott’s Alien, is an excellent reproduction, especially enjoyable in audiobook form. Peter Guinness’s voice is the perfect match for this gritty, sci-fi tension cooker. The audiobook novelization stays faithful to every important facet of the movie while adding critical internal dialogue and details required by the novel …read in detail

Last Chance to Nominate For Vogel Awards

The deadline is quickly approaching for Vogel Award vote nominations, and this week is your last chance to contribute. In February, I was thrilled to announce that our very own Woelf Dietrich was nominated and placed on the long list for his story “Babylon’s Song,” which appears in Interspecies. But to get short-listed for the final …read in detail

Mr. Robot: The Best Portrayal of Hackers Ever (Season 1)

Before Mr. Robot’s season one, dramatizing what hackers do was always a problem for film and TV. How do you make a guy typing on a computer console riveting? Past solutions include making the graphics of the actual hacking fantastical (Hackers, Swordfish), thus taking artistic license. Mr. Robot takes no such shortcuts, and the result is …read in detail

Art of Science Fiction 091: Furio Tedeschi

Furio Tedeschi is a freelance 3D Sculptor and Concept Artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. A talent for creating complex, realistic character designs, Tedeschi has worked for companies such as Bioware Montreal, Blur Studios, McFarlane Toys, Digital Extremes, Gameloft, and Liquid Development, and is currently doing freelance work for Paramount Pictures. Below we have collected a few of …read in detail