In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?
Mary Shelley's novel asked questions about the human condition that are more relevant today than ever.
There's no shortage of problems facing humanity. Science's role in how to tackle them has long been debated – including memorably by two of the 20th century's greatest literary figures.
Geostorm is the newest addition to the Hollywood climate doom canon. It is terrible, which is why you should think about this genre but under no circumstances actually watch this movie.
Why do roboticists dream of electric women?
Blade Runner 2049 represents a failure of the imagination. The film is a series of events strung together and steeped in narcissism, excessive self-absorption, isolation and regressive politics.
Science fiction prepares us to deal with certain technologies as they arise in the real world.
Author's dystopian visions have inspired some of the most popular sci-fi movies of all time.
Gene Roddenberry's vision has been upheld by diverse casting, but storylines remain within mainstream 20th-century ideas of gender and identity.
They're more than windows into the soul – they're a portal into our possible future.
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
A fly scientist ponders the genetics of bananas and dwarves, women and love in reviews of his favourite fiction and non-fiction books.
Australian TV has been slow to enter the sci-fi genre, but the success of series like Cleverman shows we could have our own distinct brand of local sci-fi.
He's back! Any mention of the killer robots debate brings images of the Terminator film. But science fiction can be a useful tool to get people interested in the real issues in science.
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
Astronomer Bryan Gaensler picks five speculative and science fiction novels worth reading, including Omar El Akkad's _American War_.
Doctor Who author Una McCormack has long envisaged a day when a woman was cast as Doctor Who.
Robert Duncan Milne made HG Wells struggle to keep up.
As it turns 40, it's worth remembering that Star Wars was more than just a space film, it reframed America's troubled history.
Ripley beat the patriarchy and a rampaging xenomorph - but Daniels isn't even given the chance.