Science Fiction

Total 14 Posts

Science fiction books build mental resilience in young readers

According to research, science fiction provides more than escapism for young readers., including mental resilience.

Our stories of the future went from flying cars to a darker version of now

Blade Runner's and Back To The Future's vision of the future didn't quite eventuate. Current TV shows such as Black Mirror explore more extreme versions of the present.

Psychologists have stigmatized Sci-Fi fans as losers

Psychologists like saying that the real world of unemployment and debt is too disappointing for a generation of entitled narcissists, Sci-Fi fans, who consequently migrate to a land of make-believe where they can live out their grandiose fantasies.

USA removes Wakanda as trade partner after initially listing it as one

The USA's Department of Agriculture listed Wakanda as a trade partner only to remove it a day later after many people on Twitter highlighted the error.

Exploring China-Africa relations using Sci-Fi

Future of China-Africa relations need not be seen as a singular act of solidarity that demands repeating. Instead it could be viewed as a more fluid encounter that allows for mutual investment in world-building projects.

The importance of storytelling in science

Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.

A look at the science of Avengers - Infinity War

Ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes to a head with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th Marvel Studios film to date. The biggest Marvel movie ever brings with it the largest cast of superheroes (and villains) ever and the biggest stakes ever to be fought