"Space Odyssey": How Science Fiction Can Predict the Future

Column by Bart Bishop September 4, 2018
A look at Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey", a comprehensive book on the making of "2001", and how science fiction authors like Arthur C. Clarke have influenced real-life scientists.
Arthur C Clarke's DNA in space

Nasa’s Solar Sail Mission Will Carry Arthur C. Clarke’s DNA Into Deep Space

News by Dean Fetzer June 28, 2013
Before his death, the science fiction author donated a hair sample to be included on a future space mission.

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn July 13, 2012
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.

The Prometheus Effect: Examining The Film's Literary Ancestry

Column by Jon Korn June 14, 2012
While arguments about Prometheus rage across the internet, Jon Korn looks at some of the science fiction classics that inspired it.

Gear Up! It's The Top Ten Technologies in Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn May 25, 2012
From superintelligent spaceships to existential spray cans, Sci-Fi is all about the gear. Jon Korn geeks out over his favorites.