“Passengers” Builds on Space Exploration Trend

Epic space travel films are making a comeback. This fall, Passengers arrives, bringing a glittering cast and impressive effects. The plot revolves around two passengers on an advanced sleeper ship. Due to a malfunction (or sabotage?) two passengers wake up decades earlier than planned. They face a lifetime together alone on a ship populated by […]

Your Robot Overlords

As development continues in the field of robotics, fascination increases on the subject of artificial intelligence. Every science fiction author has tackled it–every science genius has worried about it. What if we do succeed in creating intelligent life? How long before it outgrows us and then, inevitably, turns on us? Elon Musk is deeply concerned […]

Stop the World–It’s for Science

Most everyone has, at some point in their life, wished they could put the world on pause while they try to catch up. Sometimes they just need to get in a good night’s sleep. Sometimes they’re a month behind on paperwork. Sometimes they’re wrapped up in the middle of a dramatic incident and they just […]

Science Fiction’s Most Popular Robots

Last week we asked Pandora Society members to vote on their favourite robots from science fiction! The results are in! Who are Fiction’s Most Popular Robots?

Theories of Time Travel

Last week I explained the inexplicable nature of time, and demonstrably proved that time travel is impossible. But speculative fiction was never known to follow the rules, and steampunk, specializes in the impossible, so who’s going to let a little thing like physics stop them? Not me!

How to Destroy the World

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. –Robert Frost Suppose you’re […]

Pluto in Fiction

Pluto is everyone’s favorite dispossessed planet, but has it only been that way since the controversy? Hardly–given the amount of science fiction that’s chosen the mysteriously cold and distant solar system body as a setting. Here are some of the more famous examples of Pluto in science fiction. Feel free to mention your own in […]

Pandora Cinematheque – Ambition

‘Ambition‘, starring Aiden Gillen from Game of Thrones, not only succeeds as a stunning piece of public relations work to vividly showcase the incredible 2014 Rosetta deep-space mission, but also as a gorgeous science fiction short film.

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