If you are a true science fiction fan then you will agree there is nothing that is more superior to this genre of books, comic books, video games, movies, television shows and so much more. It is within the realm of science fiction you can expand your mind beyond the confines of reality and dive deep into the worlds of creativity and fantasy. Our goal is to do just that; dive deep into the world of science fiction on all levels.
ScienceFiction.com is dedicated to being a forerunner in the scope of fantasy and science fiction news with our reports, interviews and reviews. We want to keep our fellow science fiction fans connected to their favorite characters and stories by offering the latest news in movies, television series, games, books, comic books and technology.
Braden Pollock - Editor In Chief
Braden Pollock is the owner of ScienceFiction.com and is a well-respected “domainer”, having thousands of domains to his name. Additionally, he is serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. As a child he had a love for Star Wars and maintained an impressive collection of mint condition Star Wars memorabilia. With an extensive background in publishing, advertising and marketing, Braden looks forward to seeing ScienceFiction.com grow and become the go-to source for science fiction fans and enthusiasts.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Alessandra Ferrara - Managing Editor
When she was just a wee lass, Alessandra was introduced to her first two best friends, the NES and the Atari that was found hiding in a closet. From that day forward, she developed an obsession with video games on any and all platforms that she could get her hands on…As she grew up and her geek seeds blossomed, she fell in love with the world of MMORPGs and developed a borderline unhealthy addiction to Star Wars. This, in turn, spiraled into a love and passion for the Sci-Fi world and all of its wonders. With dreams of visiting galaxies far far away and one day mastering Klingon, Alessandra strives to hold her nerd flag high on this little planet of ours!
Favorites: Star Wars, World of Warcraft, Halo, Call of Duty, Coheed and Cambria, The Amory Wars, Caprica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Event Horizon, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Super Mario Brothers, Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy, Fringe, Dexter, True Blood, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Game of Thrones, Batman and Harry Potter
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Janice Kay - Senior Editor
Janice's first memories of the genre were of watching the original 'Star Trek' and classic 'Doctor Who' episodes (Tom Baker, aka the Fourth Doctor, was her first). Soon, she was introduced to 'Godzilla' and her addiction then spread to books, magazines, movies and comics. Janice continued as a closet geek as her thirst and love for sci-fi grew and was only second to her love of baking. Then one night, on a whim, she answered a tweet to be a writer for ScienceFiction.com and the geek girl insider her was soon set free. Within 3 years she became the Senior Editor for the site. When not writing or editing for ScienceFiction.com, Janice is scouring the internet to feed her sci-fi cravings while defending conspiracy theories, protecting scientific theorems and loving all things science fiction.... and baking cookies.
Favorites: Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, Star Trek: TNG, Quantum Leap, X-Men movies, Merlin, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Grimm, Arrow, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Torchwood, Being Human, Supernatural, Galaxy Quest
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Ben Silverio - Writer
Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Star Wars, Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Men In Black, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Batman: The Animated Series, The Walking Dead, Futurama, and generally all things related to Marvel
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Brian Tudor - Writer
One of Brian’s earliest Sci-Fi memory is the Rancor from Jedi, even before that he could be seen running around the yard with an imaginary Luke Skywalker, stuffed Chewbacca in tow, fighting the dark side. Frank Herbert’s Dune further refined his Sci-Fi taste and the love affair was set in place. It was the discovery of comic books and superheroes that put him over the edge. After a brief hiatus from comics, Kevin Smith’s run on Green Arrow brought him back to the land of tights, flight, super speed and gadgets galore! Currently his home office is littered with action figures, posters, DVD’s and comic book, all threatening to overtake him at any time. After years as a DC Fanboy he is learning to love Marvel Comic's again, especially now that Greg Rucka is writing The Punisher.
Favorites: Farscape, Star Wars, Dune, Robin/Nightwing, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, BSG, Falling Skies, Thundercats, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Cyclops, Iceman, Nightcrawler
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Jason Motes - Writer
Jason's earliest memory is of watching 'Batman,' followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn't run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason's father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of 'Snow White.' (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek...) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.
Favorites: JJ Abrams' Star Trek, original Trek, original Star Wars, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Wonder Twins, Dazzler, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Spider-Woman, Isis, 1966 Batman series, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Walking Dead, anything by Ray Harryhausen, Batwoman, 90s Starman and as I said, Jem totally counts!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Stuart Conover - Writer
Stuart Conover is a father, husband, blogger, published author, geek, entrepreneur, editor of Buy Zombie, horror fanatic, science fiction junkie, lives in a world of comics, and a casual gamer (all of this when his wife lets him of course.) He fell in love with science fiction and horror at the same time while watching the movie Alien at probably far too young of an age while still being extremely impressionable and has been happily obsessed with both since! Around the same time he had also developed an unhealthy addiction to comic books. While he was able to break free (at least from the comics) for 8 years he (like many addicts before him) has fallen back into the habit of reading them on a weekly basis. When not having too much on his plate for any healthy person he tries to skimp on sleep enough to get an eye straining amount of movies and television shows watched.
Favorites: Dune, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Star Wars, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Falling Skies, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Stargate, The Walking Dead, and everything mainstream Marvel.
Location: Westmont, IL
Dave Taylor - Writer
Dave was born a sci-fi geek, though it took a while for him to realize it. His favorite books in high school were “Dune” and “Stranger in a Strange Land”, and once he saw the first “Star Wars” film (aka Part IV: A New Hope), his fate was sealed. Indulging in his fantasy about affecting the future, he has a Bachelors degree in computer science, a Masters degree in education and an MBA, and spent a few years working as a mad scientist (um, research scientist) at Hewlett-Packard's R&D Labs in Silicon Valley. In addition to his work as a tech support oracle at the popular AskDaveTaylor.com
he’s also a well-respected film critic with more extensive reviews published at DaveOnFilm
movie blog. His tastes run to action and adventure films, with some solid science fiction stirred in for seasoning. You can also find him ranting about films and movie news on Twitter as @DaveTaylor
and maybe, just maybe, lurking in the alleys at a popular film festival near you.
Favorites: Favorites: Alien, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Serenity, Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Location: Boulder, CO
Jordan DesJardins is a writer hailing from Northeast Philadelphia with a passion for the collectible! Jordan is ScienceFiction.com's resident 'Toy Guru', covering Toy News and Reviews, as well as writing our weekly column 'Toy News Tuesday'. As an avid collector of both Toys and Comics, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions, or scouring the city for the latest Minimates and Funko Pops to hit the shelves!
Favorites: Minimates, Mallrats, Guardians of the Galaxy, Funko, The Legend Of Zelda, Transformers, Teen Titans, Robin, Red Robin, The Red Hood, Nightwing, Batman, Green Lantern, Larfleeze, Daredevil, Supernatural, Captain America, Action Figures, Hellboy, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Power Rangers, Iron Man, Jaws, ALIENS, Community, Kevin Smith
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Darryl Jasper - Writer
From a young age Darryl embraced everything that was geek. His first true memory of the cinemas was seeing the line wrapped around the building for “The Empire Strikes Back”. The light sabers and the Force had him hooked. Though it remains his favorite sci-fi creation, Star Wars was only the beginning. Star Trek soon followed and his obsession with the various iterations of the Enterprise took him to an actual convention. Between these mega franchises, Darryl enjoyed all the geek cartoons of his era: Transformers, GI Joe, M.A.S.K. Bravestarr, Silverhawks, Voltron, and the like. An avid reader, it wasn’t long before his sci-fi and fantasy partiality in movies transferred to his reading. Star Trek was the beginning and in a strange twist, led him back to the novelized world of Star Wars. It has been non-stop geek since. Though comic books and action figures have all been a part of his menu, movies, television, and books remain his primary focus. Oh, and he’s a pretty avid gamer to boot (PS3).
Favorites: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, BSG, Star Wars, Star Trek, Peter H. Hamilton, Stephen King, Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, Lord of the Rings, Constantine and Hellboy (the movies), Joss Whedon, the X-Men…the list is long but distinguished.
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Becky Feldman - Writer
Becky used to play Power Rangers with her Barbies as a kid. She was a huge fan of Batman: The Animated Series, probably because it came on before the Power Rangers. Currently, she is living in California, pursuing her dreams of becoming an actor/writer/Black Ops agent who only fights mean demons. She’s written for Funny or Die, as well as some jokes for TV shows that were too good to air. You can also see some of her sketches performed live at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. They’re mostly about the Power Rangers.
Favorites: Alias (Jessica Jones, not the TV show), Alias (the TV show), Alien, Angel, Arrow, Battlestar Galactica, Batman: the Animated Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, E.T., The Giver, Huntress: Year One, Killer Nun, The Matrix, Predators, The Power Rangers, Queen and Country, Sunshine, Superman III, Vampire Diaries
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Alison "Boom" Baumgartner - Writer
Boom believes the truth is out there, and that there is no such thing as a final frontier. She isn’t, however, entirely convinced that a towel is that useful for all situations.As a science fiction nerd, she has written her Masters dissertation on spatial philosophy in Star Trek, hosts a science fiction podcast called Loving the Alien, and has accidentally ended up on convention panels about Star Wars.The things she likes outside of Science Fiction include British panel shows, writing young adult stories, reciting the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in an attempt to be ironically cool, and sketch comedies.
Favorites: David Bowie
Location: Denver, Colorado
Haleigh Williams - Writer
1995: Slumber Party Birthday celebration is where we lay our scene. What started as an average night became the start of a love so great, it would forever change the course of one girls life forever. That girl, was Haleigh Williams. One would think that showing a horror film at a child’s birthday party would be a bad idea, but that 11 year old girl was adamant about watching one on her special night. The film was Poltergeist, and even though it was the scariest thing she had ever seen and almost peed her pants, she knew that this was the start of a beautiful friendship. That love grew and continues to this day, as she watches, reads and geeks-out over all things sci-fi and horror. She has extensive escape plans if the zombie apocalypse should ever hit and always checks behind the shower curtain for serial killers.
Favorites: Event Horizon, The Shinning, Hellraiser, Ginger Snaps, all Eli Roth films, Evil Dead, Zombieland, Roswell, Halloween, The Exorcist, Battle Royale, The Thing, American Horror Story, Teeth, Silent Hill, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thirst, Aliens, Resident Evil, Old Boy, From Dusk Till Dawn, Tim Burton, Sleepaway Camp, Grindhouse, Enders Game, Rec 3, Buffy, Friday the 13th, Twin Peaks, Shaun of the Dead, and of course the film that started it all, Poltergeist.
Jeffrey Harth - Writer
The details of his life are rather inconsequential. His father was a relentlessly self-improving hull-scraper from Skaro with psoriasis and a penchant for Romulan ale. His mother was a 14 year old Malik dancer named Sue with webbed hair and a third nipple. After failing out of Starfleet Academy, he hitched a ride on a Firefly with his sights set on a career in Wintwock husbandry. In the aftermath of the resulting lawsuit with Gateway Station he roamed the Expanse until crashing into Risa where he was dutifully shaved and bound in front of a computer where his exploits are forever broadcast into the void.
Favorites: Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Star Citizen… really anything prefaced with Star. BSG, old and re-imagined. Doctor Who, Doctor Seuss, Buffy, Torchwood, and Fringe. Quantum Leap, E.T., Comics, Harry Potter, and Vampires (real not sparkly). Godzilla, Spider-Man, Gaming, and Dinosaurs. Predators, Aliens, Ghostbusters, and Indiana Jones. Excalibur, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Imagination.
Location: Chicago, IL
Nicholas Graff - Writer
A Southern California native (which seems to be a rarity as everyone seems to migrate here from outside the state, and everyone else born here ends up leaving for less crowded spaces), but for Nick, he loves it here. Nick has been writing since he was a teenager, self-published his first book trilogy, 'The Legacy of the Roras' back in 2011, and in 2014 published the inaugural issue of his first comic book, 'The Shadow of Aquaterra.' While not working on my own projects, he is working as a technical film editor at a major television network in their digital media division and recently began writing news and recap articles for ScienceFiction.com, a position which he has found extremely rewarding.
Favorites: Star Wars, Indian Jones, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix, Watchmen, X-Men, Spider-man The Animated Series, LOST, Supernatural, Arrow, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fringe, The DC Animated Universe, Game of Thrones, The Legend of Zelda Series, His Dark Materials, The Harry Potter Book Series, The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Returns, Superman: Red Son, Marvel's X-Men Vs Avengers, Marvel's Civil War.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
N.C Sanders - Writer
From witnessing the destruction of the Death Star at an early age, to mowing down evil alien hordes when he could grip a controller tight between his fists, to discovering numerous epic yarns between two tightly bound covers, N.C. Sanders has spent a great portion of his life exploring other worlds in every possible medium.Now he spends equal time diving into those worlds as he does dissecting them with others who adore them as well as crafting his own.Live long and prosper. Also, don’t blink.
Favorites: Doctor Who, The Last of Us, works of Brandon Sanderson, Golden Age Science Fiction novels, Frankenstein, and about three encyclopedias worth of other nerdy things.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Steven Murphy - Writer
Steven is an instance of an infinite spectrum of variations. Every possible Steven simultaneously existing superpositioned as a quantum wave manifesting across the multiverse. Upon your observation, the wave function collapsed on this guy. It's a shame, really. Dental hygienist Steven was much nicer and could have gotten you a great deal on that root canal.
Favorites: LOST, Batman: The Animated Series, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Green Lantern Comics (Not The Movie, Obviously), Star Wars (Not The Prequels, Obviously), Star Trek: TNG, Gotham, The Matrix, Daredevil, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Cosmos, Firefly, X-FIles, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Ender's Game, Buffy, Anything Written By Brian K. Vaughan Or Scott Snyder, Most Things Written By Stephen King Or Grant Morrison, Anything Directed By Christopher Nolan, Most Things Directed By Stephen Spielberg, Earth Station One, Soul Calibur, And Taco Bell's Grilled Stuffed Burrito
Location: Atlanta, GA
Jordan Oslin - General Counsel
Jordan Oslin is the General Counsel for ScienceFiction.com. A Dallas, TX native, Jordan earned his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA. There, Jordan specialized in labor and employment law and alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on intellectual property in entertainment. In fact, Jordan won Southwestern Law School's Annual Entertainment Negotiation Competition in his first year. A self-styled "Jack of All Trades," Jordan currently practices many areas of the law, but relishes his practice of intellectual property above all others. Jordan is also an independent contractor for the website, contributing photography.Sci Fi History (in a nut shell): Han shot first.
Favorites: Star Trek: TNG, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Daredevil, Captain America, The Flash, DC in general.
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Jesse Distad - Web Development
Jesse is a father of 4 living in Wisconsin who developed a love for science fiction and technology at an early age, he started off reading whimsical tales of space travel, adventure and technology such as the Tom Swift series by Edward Stratemeyer. Growing up he excelled in science and technology courses, completing two college level physics courses and an advanced tech physics program with the plans of furthering that course of education after graduation. After high school he was presented with a fantastic opportunity to work in Motorsports Marketing which he did for 10 years followed by some time in the US Army as an Infantryman serving in Iraq and then ultimately starting his web development business after returning home in 2005.
Favorites: Stargate Universe, Eon by Greg Bear, Star Wars Return of the Jedi and StarCraft II
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin