The Best Science Fiction Movies of 2013

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Science fiction makes the world go round, infesting our minds with ideas and visions of the future, pushing the gears of the human enterprise forward. There are a billion galaxies, each with a billion stars–we can and must explore every possible reality there is in this universe. Science fiction is the best vessel for that, […]

Disney Détournement: Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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Feature pic by Broly1337 For anyone who’s dreamt of going to Disney World and never leaving, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003) is the book for you. Cory Doctorow’s increasingly relevant novel is a precious literary artifact, functioning as a potent science fiction missive, a satirical challenge to copyright laws, and as a […]

Gravity, Space Porn With a Story

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Post by Billy Russell It’s sort of a shame that the tagline, “In space no one can hear you scream” has already been taken by 1979’s Alien because that perfectly encapsulates the terror present in Gravity, the new movie by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The muted, soundless destruction that leaves our […]

Colossus: The Forbin Project, Another Look At Really Evil AI

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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) is about an artificial intelligence system, Colossus, which was created specifically as a military defense program to protect the United States from the Soviets during the Cold War. Hidden in the mountains of Colorado, the purportedly indestructible supercomputer is powered by its own nuclear reactor. The scientist who created Colossus, […]

Top 5 Alien Abduction Movies

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Guest Post by Billy Russell The Ghost Diaries recently rewatched The Fourth Kind and it was better than we remembered. A solid addition to the alien abduction genre. But the fact remains, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Intruders Mare Winningham stars in this alien abduction drama directed by Dan “Dark Shadows” […]

Best Time Travel Movies of the Millennium

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We have an obsession with time travel. Timeslips are pretty cool too. But despite what you’ve seen on YouTube, when it comes to traveling through time we’re limited to fiction for the time being. We know the classics—The Time Machine, Planet of the Apes, The Terminator franchise, Time Bandits, Back to the Future 1 and […]

Frankenstein and the Gothic Tradition

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The Ghost Diaries now offers the first in a series of book reviews of classic horror novels: Frankenstein and, soon enough, Dracula. Although, admittedly, this is more about the development of the gothic tradition than the plot or characters. You’ll also notice an emphasis on the importance of science fiction in the development of the […]