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6 Websites For Sci-Fi Lovers
Those of us with a love for Sci-Fi have always tended to congregate together. Whether it’s for a Star Trek weekend marathon or a cosplay party to celebrate the latest comic release, Sci-Fi fans definitely know how to have fun! I have found that frequenting certain Sci-Fi websites makes it easier to stay connected with this friendly and interesting group.
What are some of the reasons you should start following these Sci-Fi sites? Find like-minded people to share your passion. Discover the latest book and film releases. Hash out ideas for your own Sci-Fi art or writing project. These are just a few of the great reasons I love visiting these six websites for Sci-Fi lovers.
- SciFi Now — scifinow.co.uk — This modern UK-based magazine is “for anyone who’s ever wanted to wield a lightsaber.” With reviews of the latest Sci-Fi literature and films, this website helps fans stay up-to-date with the latest in Sci-Fi entertainment. SciFi Now offers a host of interviews and articles without a subscription, or you can subscribe to the print/digital magazine for even more great reading. For some light factoid and inspirational articles, be sure to check out the Top Ten section.
- Tor — Tor.com — Tor began as a single blog, but has transformed into a great source of Sci-Fi news over the years. Of course, reviews on books and movies are one aspect of the site, but there are also interesting features on author awards, publication releases, and even a whole gallery dedicated to Sci-Fi artistry. An active forum group also provides space for interacting with other Sci-Fi lovers to ask questions, debate conspiracies, and meet new friends and ideas.
- Black Phosphor — blackphosphor.net — Since a lot of Sci-Fi lovers also happen to enjoy gaming and comics, this site offers a nice blend of that array. Stay connected with TV shows, game releases, comic books, and movies with the easy to navigate site. I find their reviews to be quite honest and devoid of the typical “Place ad here” language, as can be found on some sites.
- Blastr — blastr.com — Fans of technology, science, Marvel and DC comics, Doctor Who, and more collide here at Blastr. The science articles generally have a wacky and humorous twist, but with truthful evidence to support various claims. For example, one recent article talks about how astronomers were baffled by an unknown signal for 17 years, only to find out later it was the break room microwave all these years! This lighthearted site is a gateway for Sci-Fi fans who are just getting their bearings.
- SyFy — syfy.com — SyFy is an entertainment network showcasing some of the best and most unusual shows and movies in Sci-Fi. They’ve been around since 1992, so their writers typically have a solid understanding of the modern fan’s interests. Their Facebook page is also a great place to interact with others and catch up on the latest episodes of “Haunting Australia” and “LostGirl,” or the latest SXSW news.
- SFF Net — sff.net — SFF Net is for writers, publishers, and readers of Sci-Fi genre fiction. Be inspired by your favorite authors, field for feedback on your latest writing piece, or just meet other individuals with similar interests. Although this site certainly has an outdated appearance as of the time of this post, some of the original internet Sci-Fi junkies still hang out here. It’s definitely worth checking in from time to time.
What are some of your favorite Sci-Fi stomping grounds? I’m always interested in exploring news vantage points, so please share! Be sure to check out my website, www.leifericksonwriting.com and explore my latest books.
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