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Transforming the terror of life into a fun hobby for kids
Clark Ashton Smith's lost Alien script
Weird pulp author tells the future of horror cinema
Universe devoured alive by madmen
Subtle psychological terror transforms boring slasher movies into nightmare fuel that will keep you up all night wondering...
Halloween highlights on the dark side of the rogue planet
When science and horror hold hands you get mind-bending stories
Nerds play video game to discover that Venus is totally hot
The universe is already weird and alien
You think we understand things? Nice try.
Why you already live in a cybernetic universe
What you're really seeing when you look at space pictures
Aliens are up to no good at the center of the galaxy
Nothing to see here, just a mysterious radio source at the center of the galaxy with no explanation
Puzzling out Prometheus through fan theories
I don't care that they took their helmets off OMG scientists so stupid rite? It's still a great watch.
The Space Jockey was the real eldritch horror in Alien
And I don't mean the 8 foot tall albino bodybuilder in the flight suit from Prometheus
The Killing Star and other tales of ecological doom
Strike first, strike hard, no mercy. John Kreese got nothing on these aliens.
Living around a rogue black hole
Interstellar menace or life-giving gardens for space travelers?
That time John Carpenter found the devil in quantum physics
The surprising depth in this little-known gem by a legendary film-maker
Why Blindsight isn't all that great a story
Peter Watt's grimdark nihilism mixes the best of SF speculation with unlikeable people and a depressing message
Why religion belongs in science fiction (even if you're an atheist)
Atheism has a place in speculative fiction but it shouldn't be the default assumption
Space is terrifying
Lots of people could be watching you right now (and they aren't in Silicon Valley for once)
Can you write an existential "anti-hero" without the grimdark?
Fiction needs real good guys & bad guys.
The limits of cosmic indifference if science is real
The hidden conflict in all science fiction stories