Life on Earth is the biggest fantasy, according to Terry Pratchett

A wonderful quote about Earth by the English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels Terry Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015). Pratchett thinks life on Earth is the biggest fantasy and even he was a fantasy writer, he finds it hard to believe.

William Gibson: “We’ve come to not have a future”

The future isn’t what it used to be, at least according to the Canadian science-fiction novelist William Gibson. In an interview with the BBC, Gibson said people seemed to be losing interest in the future. “All through the 20th century we constantly saw the 21st century invoked,” he said. “How often do you hear anyone …

The Expanse: there was an easter egg in the final episode

In the final episode of the Science-Fiction series “The Expanse”, there was an easter egg for the science-fiction lovers. During the Second Battle of Medina station (previously the LDSS Nauvoo, later known as OPAS Behemoth), there was a screen on the deck of Rocinante showing the names of attacking soldiers. These names were taken from …

Dune: Could humans survive on Arrakis, the desert planet?

Dune, the epic series of sci-fi books by Frank Herbert, now turned into a movie of the same name, is set in the far future on the desert planet of Arrakis. Herbert outlined a richly-detailed world that, at first glance, seems so real we could imagine ourselves within it. Alex Farnsworth, University of Bristol; Michael …