Category Music

Science fiction music explores technology and alternate realities

The year is 2036 and we now live in a grim world. Art and culture have been outlawed and freedom is a thing of the past. But in a secret location, a rebellion is forming. A rebellion of dancing soldiers… This is the premise of the new video from Jabbawockeez, an eight-member hip-hop dance crew […]

Documentary summer: SF/F, geeks and fandom

When I wasn’t attending steampunk conventions, working on novels or earning my platinum trophy in Skyrim, I spent my summertime watching documentaries about SF/F and fandom. Here are a few of my favorites. TREK NATION (2011) is Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry’s touching journey of discovery about Star Trek and his father, who died when Rod was […]

Until The End Of The World

‘Until The End Of The World’ is a 1991 film directed by Wim Wenders and starring Sam Neill, William Hurt and the late Solveig Dommartin, with supporting performances from Jeanne Moreau and Max von Sydow. Hell of a cast, huh?   Mostly a critical and commercial failure at the time of its release it has […]

5 Awesome SFnal Songs/Albums

Last week, it was unlikely lady heroes. This week, music. We’re still editing Runaway Star and Dianne listens to music while she works…which led to some contemplating about why some music worked for editing Runaway Star and other music didn’t. And that, combined with this article led us to talking about Science Fiction music in […]

The New World

The new undiscovered world captures the imagination and calls to explorers and scientists alike. The “New World” for Europeans in the 1400s didn’t just bring us Columbus, Vespucci, and colonization, but it also brought the scientists, the travel journals, and the botanists. Today, environmentalists, naturalists, botanists, hobbyists look to enclosed systems for study. On a […]

SFM: Science Fiction Music

If, like me, you’ve been addicted to science fiction for pretty much your whole life, it’s easy to rattle off a list of books, comics, movies and TV shows that have shaped your passion for the genre. They’re visually and intellectually seared into your imagination. But consider for a moment another element, largely overlooked, that […]