sci-fi

Karl Gajdusek and ‘Oblivion’

Mid-April isn’t most studios’ first choice for bringing out a tentpole. But Universal may start a trend if it hits a home run with Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski from his own comic book adventure. An intriguing mystery wrapped inside a stylish postapocalyptic scifi thriller, Oblivion offers Tom Cruise his best action...

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Magic of World Building

What does it take to make a sci-fi world real? As a science fiction fan, I love to be transported into new and fantastical worlds. As a sci-fi screenwriter, I’m fascinated by understanding what it takes to make that happen, and happen well? It’s not just a pretty gadget Part of...

Ender's Game

Sci-Fi Circuit: What Makes It Sci-Fi?

I was indoctrinated into the world of sci-fi by my father at the tender age of nine, when he handed me my first sci-fi book, The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke. Right around the same time, I saw Star Wars. I was hooked. Together, they changed my life....