The Ultimate Science Fiction Fan Page
Genealogically, science fiction is a class of literature. It deviates from pure literature by its inclination towards the laws of science. Quite often science fiction works are speculative about future scientific discoveries. Science fiction writers exploit the laws of nature and welcome the yet-to-be-discovered into their imaginations. As such, the backdrop of science fiction often contradicts known reality.
Science fiction elements are cast in alternative timelines and unconventional places. Frequently science fiction pieces are set in the future or the past, on this planet or another planet in outerspace and sometimes completely imagined settings. New age discoveries like superhuman robots, UFOs, spaceships and nanotechnology also often find a place in science fiction.
Science fiction pieces should be taken only for their entertainment value, however, sometimes offer great questions for the scientific world and even, sometimes, foreshadowing into what the real world might see one day. Automatically opening doors and mobile communication devices were seen on Star Trek long before at the grocery store and in your pocket. The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from the 7th century BC, is considered by historians as the first work of science fiction. The piece features a flood that is similar to events in doomsday science fiction pieces.
Science Fiction fanatics and the internet go hand-in-hand. There are millions of ways for a Sci-Fi lover to satisfy their hunger for all things Sci-Fi, here is our sampling of what we think are the best of the best.
- H.G. Wells: Biography and Complete guide of his works
- Jules Verne: Biography and details of work
- Isaac Asimov: Biography and complete guide of his works
- Arthur C. Clarke: His biography, works, awards and predictions
- Frank Herbert: His life, his novels and his legacy
- Carl Edward Sagan: His ideas, life and about his foundation
- Stanislav Lem: His biography, works and extracts from Interviews
- Adolfo Bioy Casares: His life, works and achievements
- Orson Scott Card: About the author, his life and achievements
- H.P. Lovecraft: His life, creations and his character study
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne: The complete downloadable printable version of the book
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells: The complete downloadable Audio version of the book
- The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov: A summary of each edition of the Foundation Series.
- Dune by Frank Herbert: The background and critical analysis
- Solaris by Stanislaw Lem: Informative and complete Study Guide
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card: Critical Analysis of the book’s subject
- Neuromancer by William Gibson: Study Guide and Analysis
- The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin: Analysis and ideas for discussion
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: Critical appreciation and relative study
- 1984 by George Orwell: Critical appraisal and character study
- 2001: A Space Odyssey: Director’s thoughts and philosophy of the film
- E.T. (1982): Enjoy never before seen footage, trailers and movie details
- Jurassic Park (1993): Catch the Plot Synopsis, Reviews and cast details
- The Matrix (1999): Photo Gallery, Video trailers and downloads
- Avatar: About cast, crew, making of the movie and interactive trailers
- Star Wars (1977): Very interesting facts and Insider’s story of Star Wars
- Back To The Future: A great fan page for the movies.
- The Terminator Files: News, downloads, games and info for the Terminator franchise.
- Planet of the Apes: Synopsis, character profiles and more for the entire Apes franchise.
- Alien: A great fansite dedicated to the Alien franchise.
- Star Trek: Fan chat enabled site with Video clips of star trek episodes
- Battlestar Galactica: Episode guide, reviews and pictures
- Lost in Space: Excellent collection of photographs from the sets of Lost in Space
- Babylon 5: The making of Babylon 5, the schedule and synopses
- Stargate SG-1: Synopses of episodes, gallery and video trailers
- Doctor Who: Fascinating facts and character study
- Farscape: Episode synopses, image gallery and character study
- Lexx: The official fan site with character descriptions, actor details and merchandise
- Quantum Leap: Episode Guide, Chat room, forum and showtime schedules
- The X-Files: A fan page with show background and character timelines.
- Mike Hodel’s Hour 25: Online broadcast of the sci-fi radio program Mike Hodel’s Hour 25
- Hour of the Wolf: Program schedule and photographs from the radio show
- Destinies – the Voice of Science Fiction: Archived interviews, episodes, features and upcoming program schedule
- Coast to Coast AM: Recordings of past shows, photo gallery and featured news of Art Bell’s famous sci-fi themed radio program.
- Sci-fi Overdrive: Sci-Fi news, interviews and information of pet projects.
- Rossum’s Universal Robots: Fascinating history and facts of one of the earliest science fiction radio programs
- 2000 Plus: Fascinating history of the first adult science-fiction program in Radio
- Dimension X: Buy off-air episodes from the Catalog of Dimension X
- X – Minus 1: Download and listen to the original episodes of x-minus 1
- Earth Abides: Listen to the original version of the program
- StarCraft Battle Chest (PC game): Watch teasers, cinematic trailers and gameplay demos
- Mass Effect (PC game): Watch Screenshots, Video Reviews and follow experts’ opinions
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC game): Test the game, get recent news and updates
- Sins of a Solar Empire (PC game): Guided Tour with screenshots and strategies of the game
- Myst: Online Guide and history of one of the most popular games
- Android: Complete description and guide to the game play
- Nuclear War: Rules, clarifications and and guide to one of the most popular sci-fi card games
- Superman: Superhero created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
- Batman: A superhero co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger
- Casanova: Created by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
- Flash Gordon: Background info and edition guide.
- We3: Created by writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely
- Y: The Last Man: Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
- Black Hole: Illustrated by Charles Burns deals with the aftermath of a sexually transmitted disease which causes grotesque mutations in teenagers.
- Star Trek: Originally Star Trek was an American television series. Star Trek-based comics have been published by a number of companies almost continuously since 1967.
- Asimov’s Science Fiction: Won 44 Hugos and 24 Nebula Awards
- Strange Horizons: A weekly web-based magazine of and about speculative fiction
- The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction: One of the oldest science fiction magazines with blog and forum.
- Clarkesworld Magazine: A monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each issue contains at least two pieces of original fiction from new and established authors.
- Challenger: An amateur publication for science fiction fandom.
- Analog Science Fiction and Fact: Astounding/Analog is considered best for real science and technology. eBook and eMagazine available.
- Anotherealm: A Free Monthly Magazine Featuring Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
- The Third Level: The online fantasy and Science fiction magazine of Knox College
- Apex Magazine: American horror and science fiction magazine. This is a free webzine and contains fiction, reviews, and interviews.
- Electric Velocipede: Hugo Award Winner. Bi-annual magazine.
- Comic-Con International: A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms
- Comicon: A virtual comic book convention with 3 halls for professional cartoonist and publishers, for online comics retailers, for small press creators.
- Worldcon: World Science Fiction Convention is an unincorporated non-profit organization
- World Fantasy Convention: An annual gathering of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature
- MegaCon: Tickets, passes and general info
- List: List of science fiction conventions
- Neoengel: Convention guidelines and rules
- London Film and Comic Con: General info and guidelines
- New York Comic Con: East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention and the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the US
- Scifievents Conventions: Information on the latest sci-fi & Cult TV conventions and shows in the UK and around the world
- Best of Both World Science Fiction Conventions: Science fiction events in Australia since 1998.