/r/scifi

Photograph via snooOG

Science Fiction, or Speculative Fiction if you prefer. Fantasy too. Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke, Dick, Heinlein and other SF books. SF movies and TV shows. Fantasy stuff like Tolkien and Game of Thrones. Laser guns, space ships, and time travel. etc. Star Trek, Battlestar, Star Wars, etc.

Science Fiction, or Speculative Fiction if you prefer. Fantasy too. Beware of the Leopard.


  • New Rule: This rule was stupid and it's gone.

PLEASE DO NOT POST SPOILERS IN YOUR SUBMISSION TITLE. IT WILL BE REMOVED. If you see a title with a spoiler in it, downvote it as hard as you can and then message the moderators. We will delete it ASAP.

To write spoilers in comments, use the following method: [spoiler](/s "Darth Vader is Yoda's father")

Award Winning SF author Nancy Kress answers questions from the Reddit Scifi Community

Previously interviewed authors in the Ask an SF Author series:



Friends of r/scifi (related subreddits):

Science Fiction

Fantasy

Horror

TV/Movies

Other

Know any others? Message #scifi and let your friendly mods know!


Follow us at

/r/scifi

4,057,339 Subscribers

2

Cas9 genetic modification in sports.

I recently found out that the genetic modification is able to be done to animals. They are making super nice that have twice the amount of muscle as the original mouse. My mind immediately went to how could this affect the sports world. Is there a way to test for genetic modifications in a human. If there is, will genetically modified humans be accepted in professional sports. Will they be discriminated against for not being natural. Is this even moral. How does this compare to selective breeding done to get more athletic kids as seen with the Chinese government to make Yao Ming.

1 Comment
2023/06/06
06:01 UTC

4

Movies/TV/Books where the government has secretly kept existence of aliens secret and the main character finds out?

Some friends and I were chatting about recent rumors of the US gov't keeping recovered "non-human origin" spacecraft secret, and it got me wanting to consume some tv/movies/books where this happens and the main character is read-in or discovers it on their own. The two that immediately popped into my head were Flight Of The Navigator and Stargate (movie and series). I'm sure I've seen others, but I can't remember right now. Do you have more suggestions? The less of a throwaway that the secret is, the better! (It's kind of a big deal in part of FotN, and at times it's a big deal in the Stargate media.)

2 Comments
2023/06/06
03:40 UTC

3

Predator movie

Survey on Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the Predator movie

  1. Do you want Arnold Schwarzenegger to return to the Predator movie?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If yes, would you prefer him to have a smaller role, with someone else taking the lead?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, who would you like to see take the lead role in the Predator movie?
    • [insert name of actor or actress]
  4. Any other comments or suggestions?
3 Comments
2023/06/06
03:29 UTC

8

Mourning The Death of Kurodahan Press

It wasn't your typical publisher which would offer you something like West of Innsmouth, a Wild West Lovecraft novel originally written in Japanese. It also wasn't your typical publisher who would offer a vampire short story where the twist ending is the vampire is a sex addict and his extended family exists across a bunch of different species as in Vampiric: Tales of Blood and Roses from Japan. But Kurodahan Press was not a normal translator of Japanese sci-fi and horror.

For years they scoured oddities of literature, finding the kind of things that westerners would read and go "how do the Japanese think of that?" Sadly, I just learned they have not added a new title since 2020 and are presumably no longer publishing (if I'm wrong please tell me!).

If first discovered them in my college library reading their Speculative Japan series. They had me with a story about a little boy who decides to walk until he reaches the ocean, a crazy old man he meets tells him the ocean is way up in the sky and he'll never reach it. The twist was they lived on Mars and there was indeed no ocean. Now there is no more Kurodahan! What a loss.

Great Japanese Sci-Fi

0 Comments
2023/06/06
00:35 UTC

5

Just released a short novella about seeing the world through the eyes of technology. What do you think about the cover? How will AI change the way, we view our world?

1 Comment
2023/06/05
23:42 UTC

53

Star Trek Original Series Bloopers

0 Comments
2023/06/05
23:17 UTC

0

Is our Universe INSIDE a BLACK HOLE?

2 Comments
2023/06/05
23:06 UTC

67

Captain Picard and the ABC's

7 Comments
2023/06/05
21:53 UTC

0

Howard the Duck (trailer 1986)

1 Comment
2023/06/05
21:50 UTC

5

Legend (trailer 1985)

1 Comment
2023/06/05
20:51 UTC

2

Labyrinth (trailer 1986)

2 Comments
2023/06/05
19:48 UTC

1

Wrote a Sci-Fi song about my bodysnatching friend

0 Comments
2023/06/05
19:41 UTC

19

I'm working solo on my first ever game, and I just released it to the public! It's an online PvP space shooter. Not sure if I'm terrified or excited..

4 Comments
2023/06/05
19:40 UTC

3

Looking for a Science Fiction Story from the 40s-70s

When I was younger, around 7 or 10 years old, I remember watching a show, possibly on the science fiction channel, where they discussed a story. I've been searching for this story practically my whole life, but I don't know the author's name. The details are a bit fuzzy, but here's what I remember:

In the story, there is a man who wakes up from a bad? dream, but we are not shown what the dream was about. He proceeds to strip down naked in front of a bathtub and enters it. Later, he is seen walking along the street and suddenly decides to lay down. Another person almost bumps into him and asks if he is alright and what he is doing. The man refuses to let anyone touch or move him.

As more people gather around and ask him the same questions, a police officer arrives and attempts to move him, but the man screams not to be touched. The police officer calls for backup. The first man, who initially encountered the man on the ground, also asks why he is lying there, but the man refuses to answer. The police officer joins in and asks the same question, but the man stubbornly replies that no one would understand.

The crowd demands to know why he is lying on the ground, chanting, "Tell us, tell us!" Finally, the man relents and warns them that they will all be damned. Whatever he says next is so shocking that the first man asks him to repeat it, but the story jumps forward in time to when the police backup arrives, only to find that both the crowd and the man have vanished.

If anyone knows the title and author of this story, I would greatly appreciate your help in solving this mystery. Thank you!

0 Comments
2023/06/05
19:15 UTC

33

If I had a nickel for every TARDIS piggybank I owned, I'd have two nickels, which isn't a lot, but it's weird that there's two

7 Comments
2023/06/05
19:13 UTC

0

What do you think of Ready Player One?

I like the movie and watched it a few times. But as I’m watching it for the fifth time, I’m noticing a lot of plot holes and awkward dialogue iI didn’t notice before.

14 Comments
2023/06/05
19:10 UTC

138

Unpopular opinion: Prometheus and Alien Covenant are actually pretty good movies

I see all of these people shitting on the newer alien movies but honestly, they are pretty fun to watch.

My buddy and I just rewatched every single one in release order and I found the new ones to be just as good as the old ones. They're just different styles of movies, still very good tho in my opinion.

111 Comments
2023/06/05
18:52 UTC

8

Flash Gordon (trailer 1980)

3 Comments
2023/06/05
18:26 UTC

129

Give me some good old vintage kino scify from the mid 1900

57 Comments
2023/06/05
17:31 UTC

2

The Pegasus Expedition will leave Early Access on June 20

After 8 months, our game will leave its Early Access stage. Kalla Gameworks tried to do something different and focus on a narrative campaign with their first project. Still, during Early Access, The Pegasus Expedition got 4 more scenarios, including a more typical 4X randomized campaign - and with the last scenario that will be available at full launch, you will get to play as the alien Biomass, bent on eradicating all life from the galaxy. Looking forward to playing as the baddies? :)

https://reddit.com/link/141lh8p/video/xxoq1jn3h84b1/player

0 Comments
2023/06/05
17:17 UTC

3

[Return to Grace] 3 Seashells...

0 Comments
2023/06/05
16:13 UTC

4

Ship or Fleet stranded in distant world/galaxy SF recommendations

And when they try find way home or build new home for themselves. Something like Adrift / The Lost Warship series by Daniel Gibbs, but with less religion. Thanks!

Edit: blue water fleet getting transported to different world would be cool too, like Destroyermen series by Taylor Anderson.

11 Comments
2023/06/05
16:11 UTC

27

Any scfi fans liked the character Julia Rusakova from Oblivion (2013) ? She was the love interest of Jack (Tom Cruise) and astronaut also the last surviving crew on Odyssey ship. She was in delta sleep for 60 years when Jack rescued her in 2077 and she help him fight against the Tet

17 Comments
2023/06/05
15:48 UTC

29

Star Trek 1960’s

1st time seeing old episodes and in the first 20 episodes there are 3 shows about AI and eminent threat to mankind, a reference to a bright LED display as a light source and computers galore (every part of the human experience). One last tidbit, saying lithium is so important (while we have lithium mines as rate limiting step in all this EV craze).

21 Comments
2023/06/05
15:00 UTC

927

A string of mysterious disappearances & property destruction turn out to be the work of radiation-enlarged ants in, Them! (1954).

101 Comments
2023/06/05
11:07 UTC

Back To Top