Most recently published stories in Futurism.
It’s a grid but not a grid. It is even in form and pulse and flow. It is light but also color and sound. There is a place between dreaming
Alex The Inventor-Chapter 14 (Pt.1)
Read Chapters 1 - 13 at: Deep Sky Stories Chapter 14 (Part 1) - Converging Paths Teresa Vasquez steadied herself with a handhold fastened above the navigational console in the bubble-room, as another shockwave thudded through the soil from above; it was getting closer too. Things were going to get a bit nerve-wracking really soon, it seemed.
Bizarre 1970s Sci-Fi Movies
Sci-fi seems to evolve with every passing year, thanks in part to our understanding of science, the development of our culture, and our special effects capabilities.Miranda O'Conner
Alex The Inventor-Chapter 13 (Pt.2)
Read Chapters 1 - 13 at: Deep Sky Stories Chapter 13 (Part 2) - An Unexpected Visitor... Elizabeth was beside herself with worry, where was that young scoundrel now? She paced the floor of her living room, ringing her hands. He was in that scrapyard, she was most certain of that, but where?It was so big and like a maze, with all those hills of scrap and wandering trails in amongst them. It could just as easily be a forest, there was so much to it all, and what if he was stuck somewhere in there? Maybe his foot got tangled in something while he was clambering about in the dark. Mrs. Faraway was quite independent and could get through most crises on her own, but this was her son!
DayKare Martha's Vineyard : 3yrs We called it Daycare. It was a spacious compound in the forest. Memories are scattered, incomplete.
Best H.R. Giger Illustrations
In 2014, H.R. Giger died, and, thus, science fiction lost one of its greatest artists – but left behind were a multitude of H.R. Giger illustrations. Giger created some of the most exotic, darkest depictions of bio-mechanical sexualization put to the canvas.Anthony Gramuglia
5 of the Scariest Urban Legends
I have a vivid memory of being at a sleepover and hearing the Bloody Mary legend for the first time. Back then, it scared me senseless. Ironically, 23 years later, it appeared in my first published book – just goes to show how much of an influence it continued to have on me.
How 'Star Wars' Changed the Paradigm
Hot on the heels of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, it's an opportune time to look back on the ripple effect . . . nay, scratch that . . . the tsunami effect it had on cinema history, and how it propelled science fiction into a juggernaut genre at the box office.
Why 'Star Wars' Is My History
I was only 4 when the original Star Wars movie bowed in theaters on May 25, 1977, and so, I don't really have a solid memory of seeing it. I do, however, remember watching it several times over on recording over the years, and becoming more eagerly involved in the entire saga as I grew with it. I remember feeling utterly gutted when in Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo disappeared into the carbon freezing chamber, looking so anguished as he tried to capture Leia's face in his memory, fighting to keep her gaze until he was no longer able to see. I also remember the utter fun and joy that Return Of The Jedi was, from the first introduction of Wicket the Ewok to the Battle of Endor, and how heartstopping I felt the action between Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the Emperor was at the time. It was 1983, and I was 10; I'd been an avid collector of all things Star Wars already for several years - I'd gotten my collectors' badge in Brownies because of my rather impressive and mounted collection of Star Wars trading cards.Christina St-Jean
The Sound of Tomorrow
Though best known for their prolific output of audio dramas based on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the British company Big Finish Productions has been branching out for several years now. One of their more intriguing ranges has been a series of adaptations based on the works of H.G. Wells, the man who is in many ways the father of British science fiction. Following on their adaptations of The Invisible Man (which starred the late Sir John Hurt) and The First Men in the Moon, the company this month released its adaptation of another of Wells' works: The Shape of Things to Come.Matthew Kresal
10 Terrifying Supernatural Creatures
As an author, I’m always digging around for fresh inspiration. It’s always good fun to read about the supernatural, but once in a while, I come across a story that breaks me out in goose-bumps. Unsurprisingly, those often provide the best ideas for books.
In the Author’s Universe: Interview with Sci-Fi Author Cixin Liu
Liu Cixin [writing in English under the name, Cixin Liu] is a science fiction writer from China; a nine-time winner of the Chinese Galaxy Award (Chinese Hugo) and the Xing Yun Award (Chinese Nebula), and the first Asian to win a Hugo Award, in 2015, for his work, The Three-Body Problem (translated by sci-fi author, Ken Liu, and published by Tor Books).K.E. Lanning