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Our favorite science fiction movies

The contributors to Contact-Infinite Futures talk about their favorite science fiction films. Timothy S. Johnston, writer of futuristic thrillers including The Furnace (2013), The Freezer (2014), and The Void (2015), says Planet of the Apes (1968), The Thing (1982), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) are his three favorite science fiction movies. “APES was […]

Joss Whedon’s Agents of F.I.R.E.F.L.Y.

While I’ve been a Browncoat, an avid fan of Joss Whedon’s space western TV show Firefly and movie Serenity, for the past decade, I’m not a long-time, hardcore “Joss is Boss” Whedon-ite. I loved his work on Toy Story back in the ’90s and I own Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog on DVD, but I couldn’t […]

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 […]

Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013

This month, seven authors from Contact-Infinite Futures joined Dark Horse Comics, Felicia Day, Think Geek, Joss Whedon and many others in sponsoring Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013. In support of charity fundraiser screenings of Serenity, we’ve donated some of our favorite titles in a special ebook collection to be awarded in raffles, drawings or door […]

Top 10 favorite sci-fi moments

I’m not about to attempt a ranking of the best sci-fi moments of all time. If you want some of that, there’s Ultimate Top Ten Sci-Fi Moments, 20 Great “All Seems Lost” Moments in Sci-Fi/Fantasy or Classic Sci-fi Moments Recreated in Lego, among others. Or you could check out Top 10 Dumb Moments in Sci-Fi […]

Props, cosplay and sci-fi shamanism

I recently scored not one but TWO Cardassian kanar bottles on eBay for only $12. I’ve seen single bottles going for $50 or more if they’re labeled with the words “Star Trek,” even if they were never used as screen props in Deep Space Nine. Targeting Trekkies ups the bid war, I guess. Sort of […]

Summer Glau in Science Fiction

Thwarted not once, but twice in the middle of fascinating character arcs on science fiction TV shows, Summer Glau remains a should be/would be superstar. Her portrayal of the psychologically damaged child prodigy River Tam in Joss Whedon’s Firefly (and Serenity) chills, touches, and ultimately explodes in balletic, kick-ass style. The writing hints and teases […]

The Little Firefly That Could…

Joss Whedon’s short-lived space western series has to be one of the most fascinating examples of a cult TV show blossoming in popularity after its cancellation. Sure, there were fans from the outset—a vocal minority—but after a mere 14 episodes, it was unceremoniously yanked off the air. I’d barely heard of it, and no one […]