OPUS 100's Sci Fi Best of the Web  |  ISSUE 3  May 2016


We've rounded up the finest science fiction related content being shared online this month. We've got the genre covered at all corners of the cosmos: art, books, movies, essays, reviews, and maybe even your posts!


In The News: Women Swept the 2015 Nebula Awards

Earlier this month, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America handed out the annual Nebula Awards in Chicago - this year, it's big news that women have swept wins over one of science fiction's biggest awards. 

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Is "The Chemical Wedding", a 1616 novel, the first SF story published?

A 400-year-old story about a man who journeys to a mysterious royal wedding is apparently the first science fiction novel, long predating Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, according to writer John Crowley. 

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The Future Is Almost Now

Elizabeth Alsop takes a look at how, in pop culture, sci fi stories look more like real world than every before and why this is significant

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Are there bookshelves in the future?

Lydia Pine takes us through seven notable examples of future libraries presented in popular sci fi worlds in tv, film, and literature. 

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How Sci Fi Redefines Who We Are and What We're Becoming

Writer Steve Toutonghi touches on technology and the reinvention of selfhood in this example-rich analysis of how sf can help both explain and predict the human psyche.  

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Watch Star Wars: A New Hope by Scrolling This Website

People, here's 120 meters of scrollable graphic goodness depicting the story of Star Wars: A New Hope, by the obviously very cool illustrator Martin Panchaud.

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Where Science Fiction Meets Punk Rock

As part of the new creative series by, writer Mike Brooks talks about how his hobbies in punk rock and sci fi intersect. 

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Latest Terraform Short Story: The Flesh Interface

If you're alive and also on the internet, you've heard about how a Reddit user (_9Mother9Hourse9Eyes) had been posting elaborate stories about something called "flesh interfaces", well here's more.  

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Alien 3: The Ideas That Never Made it To The Screen

During its fraught production, Alien 3 went through dozens of drafts - Ryan Lambie looks at some of the story ideas that never made it to the screen.

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Trial: A Sci Fi Short By The Brothers Lynch

Things go terribly wrong very fast when a man is offered a new body by a mysterious doctor in this strong sf short by The Brothers Lynch. 

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