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H.R. Giger, 74: Surrealist artist known for his "Alien"

Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.

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"Alphaville" totalitarian fears still relevant decades later

Almost 50 years later, the prescient Godard's sci fi classic takes on a whole new dimension as a parable of the NSA national security surveillance state.

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"Calpurnia Tate": a girl comes of age in Texas

Jacqueline Kelly's engrossing young adult novel set on on a Texas cotton and pecan farm with 338 pages that seemingly turn themselves, is a coming of age tale with vast relevance for today's readers.

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"We3": Pro-animal comic book turns 10

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of We3, a masterful comic book miniseries that considers human exploitation of animals.

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Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.

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“Elysium” gives sci-fi twist to immigration, health care

Sci-fi is such a perfect microscope for examining contemporary problems!

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Pacific Rim: a great giant monster film!

Del Toro is a master of visual design. The monsters and robots are so full of detail they become characters. The scale is truly immersive and the action is spectacular.

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Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.

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New “Star Trek” boldly goes...where it's gone before

Star Trek Into Darkness is a pleasant enough popcorn flick with plenty of character development. But it falls short of its full potential.

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New “Star Trek” shows flaws of today’s sci-fi

"Star Trek Into Darkness" benefits from 3-D and the latest movie gadgets, but suffers from not having Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry alive to make it original and creative.

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