Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Scientists spot planet orbiting Spock’s home star

Has the planet Vulcan been found? Vulcan’s most famous fictional inhabitant, Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame, would certainly raise an eyebrow if he heard that astronomers have detected a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting the star that’s associated with him. … Continue reading

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‘Star Trek’ vet George Takei beams up to TraceMe

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson may be the founder of the TraceMe fan networking platform, but to hear George Takei tell it, the inspiration could have come from “Star Trek.” “It is almost ‘Star Trek’ coming true,” Takei, who played Mr. … Continue reading

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‘Expanse’ co-author discusses sci-fi … and politics

There’s more to Daniel Abraham than “The Expanse.” To be sure, the science-fiction saga about our future fractious solar system has been very, very good to Abraham and his co-author for the book series, Ty Franck. Writing under the pen name of James S.A. … Continue reading

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Google honors Seattle sci-fi author Octavia Butler

Seattle science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler passed away in 2006, but she’s getting timely good wishes today on what would have been her 71st birthday in the form of a Google Doodle tribute. The black writer’s work broke the “white guys … Continue reading

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How a dinnertime email saved ‘The Expanse’

The head of Amazon Studios confirms that the plan to announce the rescue of “The Expanse” was cooked up while Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, was sitting at a dinner table just a few feet away from the cast of the fan-favorite … Continue reading

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‘The Expanse’ sticks to space realities … mostly

LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi saga known as “The Expanse” has attracted a huge fan following in part because it gets the details of life in space so right, from how to handle zero gravity to what happens when you open up … Continue reading

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Amazon and Jeff Bezos save ‘Expanse’ sci-fi TV saga

LOS ANGELES — I wanted to start out talking with Jeff Bezos tonight about his vision for settling outer space, but the billionaire founder of Amazon and Blue Origin had other plans. When I asked my first question at a fireside … Continue reading

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