Climate Struggle and Collective Action at This Year's Hugo Awards
Many of this year's nominees highlight environmental degradation and liberation struggles.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Make Good Romantic Partners
New research suggests they have more mature ideas about how real-world relationships work.
Marvel Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Shatters the Glass Ceiling for Women in Sci-Fi
We spoke to Nicole Perlman about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
How 'Colony' Dramatizes Possibilities for Resisting Fascism
Can science fiction help American viewers to empathize with occupied peoples?
Welcome to the Post-Racial Future. It's Still Pretty Racist.
In the fictional universe of Altered Carbon, the wealthiest humans have transcended race. Oddly, most of them are still white.
The Author Remixing Narrative Tropes to Improve Representation in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
In her latest series, Seanan McGuire foregrounds young children who have just returned from magical worlds—and happen to be predominantly girls.
The Fantasy Author Using Humor to Get Serious About Disability and Gender
Jim Hines, who went viral for making gender-swapped book covers, explains how he raises social awareness with his sci-fi.
Can the Kremlin's Bizarre Sci-Fi Tell Us What Russia Really Wants?
Over the past five years, Vladimir Putin’s presidential aide has been publishing fiction under an alias. Desperate for answers, commentators are trying hard to find some meaning in all of the madness.
Prometheus Adviser Kevin Hand: Aliens’ Advance Man
When Prometheus director Ridley Scott wanted help conceiving his imaginary space creatures, he called one of NASA’s real-life ET-hunters.