Superstructure of the Week: Alderson Disk

Named after Dan Alderson, a NASA scientist who had a love for science fiction, the Alderson Disk is probably the most ambitious megastructure ever conceived. This theoretical structure is shaped in the form of a compact disk - but blown up to nearly incomprehensible proportions. With billions of time the surface area of Earth, the... Continue Reading →

Superstructure of the Week: Ringworld

by Logan LePage Larry Niven’s Ringworld was published in 1970 and immediately became one of the standards for which to compare other superstructures to. In the story, a gargantuan ring is explored by the long lived Louis Wu, the lucky Teela Brown, the insane Nessus, and the ferocious Speaker-to-Animals. Being a million miles across, with... Continue Reading →

A Tribute to Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss was an enormous figure in the Science Fiction field and it was with great sadness that we learnt of his passing on 19th of August this year, at the age of 92. Brian was born in Norfolk, East Dereham to be exact, in August 1925, the period between the two great wars that... Continue Reading →

Genre Focus: Immortality

“Valar Morghulis” by Caleb Sica There is arguably no more concrete climax in fiction than death. As a substantial endpoint towards our inevitable mortality, death is conformably viewed through the eyes of the human race with an overwhelmingly negative connotation. We mortals fear death. As learning beings, our evolutionary control on Earth is our curiosity.... Continue Reading →

Real Life Technology Inspired by Sci-Fi

by Meera Nair Media representations are meant to reflect life and, sometimes, life itself lends meaning from the various narratives that propel these stories. Even the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres have underlying themes, drawn from real life. So it is only natural if we made our way to some of the technology that we... Continue Reading →

Genre Focus – Slipstream

by Caleb Sica While browsing the depths of the genres science fiction and fantasy I came across a particular inhabitant that was quite intriguing—Slipstream. An unorthodox category, Slipstream’s embodiment of its identity derives from the virtue of its vagueness. Made recently popular to those previously unaware by a Wall Street Journal Article, (which I cannot... Continue Reading →

Tripp’s Top-Ten Science Fiction Worlds

Science fiction, it is a genre highlighted by futuristic tech, strange new customs, and fiction grounded just so in real science that it seems plausible. All of these items draw us in to the wonderful worlds of science fiction, however, the worlds themselves seemingly have the strongest gravity of all. The reality created in a... Continue Reading →

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