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Bruce Willis Can't Handle These 5 Robot Theme Parks

By Ryan BrittDecember 18, 2014
Next year will see the release of the Bruce Willis-centric robot-flick Vice in which people live out deranged “fantasies” involving robots. This is somehow a TOTALLY DIFFERENT MOVIE than the Bruce Willis robot movie Surrogates which came out in 2009. Still, the idea of theme ... More  →
Bruce Willis Can't Handle These 5 Robot Theme Parks

Orion and Beyond: 5 NASA Projects to Keep on Your Radar

By Ryan BrittDecember 17, 2014
On December 5th, NASA successfully launched the first spacecraft in the Orion initiative. Though this was an unmanned-test flight, it represents a significant part of NASA’s larger ongoing efforts to create innovative methods for the future of peopled-space missions, Orion is, in every way, trying to ... More  →
Orion and Beyond: 5 NASA Projects to Keep on Your Radar
Enter The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest!

Enter The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest!

By Ryan BrittDecember 15, 2014
Greetings flash-fiction writer. You’ve been recruited by SparkNotes/The MindHut to defend the frontier against the boring armada of a world without cool fiction stories. To that effect, we’re asking you to enter The MindHut Short Fiction Contest. ... More  →
The Future is Awfully Interesting: Thinking About Dystopia Stories for the Mindhut Short Fiction Contest

The Future is Awfully Interesting: Thinking About Dystopia Stories for the Mindhut Short Fiction Contest

By Ryan BrittDecember 10, 2014
We’re less than one week away from launching The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest—where you’ll have a chance to submit short-short stories (1000 words max) in the categories of science fiction, fantasy or dystopia. While we’re going to be fairly liberal with how we judge your ... More  →

DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire with Krypton

By Ryan BrittDecember 9, 2014
Yesterday, news arrived that a new Superman-related TV show has been greenlit by the SyFy channel. Titled “Krypton,” this show promises to take fans of Superman as far away from recognizable Superman stuff as possible, by setting the show on his home-planet and in the ... More  →
DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire with <em>Krypton</em>
Fantasy Spells to Get Your Writing Magic Flowing for The MindHut Short Fiction Contest

Fantasy Spells to Get Your Writing Magic Flowing for The MindHut Short Fiction Contest

By Ryan BrittDecember 5, 2014
The MindHut Short Fiction contest is coming! Soon, you’ll have the chance to submit your very own short pieces for possible publication, glory, and the Hogwarts House Cup Internet fame. Three categories will be available for entry; science fiction, fantasy, and dystopia. Earlier this week, we shared ... More  →

Full Suicide Squad Cast Revealed

By Ryan BrittDecember 3, 2014
If you thought multiple films all about the formation of superhero teams was going out of style; you’re kind of right. Superhero teams are over! It’s all about super villain jamborees now! DC has just announced its cast for a Suicide Squad film, and it ... More  →
Full <em>Suicide Squad</em> Cast Revealed

The Philosophy Behind the Teaser-Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Ryan BrittDecember 1, 2014
By now, you've probably seen the teaser trailer for what is either going to be the biggest comeback in all of science fiction fantasy history or the second-biggest letdown of all time; Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And either way you lightsaber-slice it, Star Wars ... More  →
The Philosophy Behind the Teaser-Trailer for <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>
About the Author
Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths , forthcoming from Plume Books in Fall of 2015. His writing has appeared with The New York Times, The Awl, VICE, The MindHut, Electric Literature, Tor.com, and elsewhere. He's taught for The Gotham Writers' Workshop and the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and lives in New York City.

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