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.
The latest outing of the Alien film franchise pits another human crew against a terrifying enemy. But how does the science stack up?
Flying cars have been the stuff of science fiction for years, and now companies are now starting to look at such options. But what will it take to get our cars off the ground?
The Star Wars saga is interlinked with its merchandising success.
The Guardians of the Galaxy team are rocking the universe again in the latest volume of the science fiction blockbuster. But how does the science stand up to some number crunching?
We need to imagine new types of borders in this era of fervent fence building.