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Outer Space

Outer Space: The Defence and Security Sectors’ New Battlefield

When hearing such heavy-weight names as Space Command or Space Force we could be forgiven for dreaming up images of space adventures and conquests.

Polution

Ancient Environmental Cleanup Project Hidden in Plain Sight

A detailed environmental cleanup project for Earth was put forth in the 1983 SF novel Mission Earth by L. Ron Hubbard.

Couple against the stars

Valentine’s Day – Sweetie or Geeky?

Just about everyone in the US is familiar with Valentine’s Day, celebrated worldwide on February 14, but few know the scientific achievements that share the same date….

Mission Earth: Science Fiction & Satire

Mission Earth: Science Fiction & Satire

Another aspect to science fiction: by its nature most of it has an element of satire. It has been used by such notables as Mark Twain, Johannes Kepler, Samuel Butler, Jules Verne and Sir Thomas More. This becomes more obvious when the history of satire is examined and compared to science fiction.

Mike McCrory reading Battlefield Earth

Things to do when Bored

With so many people stuck at home, the threat of boredom is at an all-time high. Here are a few things to do when bored which always work for my family.

Is Global Warming Real

Is the world ending?

Is the world ending? Threats of global warming dominate the media—especially in light of environmental disasters. Are science fiction stories warning us?

astronaut on a red planet

Space Opera: 10 Best Books to Read

The science fiction sub-genre of Space Opera has not always been the most popular category in sci-fi books.

Meet the Illustrators

Meet the New Faces of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34 debuts 12 new voices of creativity and diversity in science fiction and fantasy art.
A full spectrum of illustrations from around the world by the winners in the international Illustrators of the Future Contest.

Meet the new faces of sci-fi and fantasy: Erik Bundy; Jeremy TeGrotenhuis; Diana Hart; Eneasz Brodski; N.R.M. Roshak; Janey Bell; Darci Stone; Cole Hehr; Jonathan Ficke; Amy Henrie Gillett; Erin Cairns; Vida Cruz

Meet the New Faces of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34 debuts 12 new voices of creativity and diversity in science fiction and fantasy literature.
A full spectrum of short stories from techno-thrillers and Arabian Nights fantasy to humorous sarcasm and poetic inspiration.

Science Fiction in the classroom

Can Sci Fi Novels Help Motivate STEM Learning?

Science fiction is often unfairly compared with fantasy books for educational uses. This is a weak analogy because the two genres are so very different. The two are only related in that they both fall under a larger genre known as speculative fiction and are found in the same section in bookstores.