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8.3 10 Science Fi...

The award-winning classic was way ahead of its time, portraying unprecedented and striking scenes set in space and underscoring the viability of science fiction as a cinematic staple. There are undoubtedly still numerous fans around the world who have made it a tradition to re-watch the Skywalker Saga, beginning with the film that started it all.

8.3 10 Science Fi...

Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

An ex-CIA agent and a programmer try to save lives with surveillance A.I. that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. Person of Interest fully transitioned to a science fiction drama in Season 2, questioning super-intelligence and other issues at the heart of artificial intelligence. (Apple TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play)

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Both durable and cheap, plastic was being churned out of factories at unprecedented rates during the second world war. When the conflict ended, American manufacturers needed a new consumer market. In her book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, science writer Susan Freinkel describes a wartime plastic production infrastructure suddenly devoid of wartime plastic to produce. Manufacturers turned their attention to a growing market for cheap consumer goods. No longer bogged down by wartime frugality, Americans wanted more and at lower costs.

"As a seismologist and director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and a fan of really good movies, my hope is Dwayne Johnson, the actor known as 'The Rock' delivers a good blockbuster hit that does not resemble Hollywood's 2003 science fiction flop 'The Core' in any way, shape or form," Kent said. "After watching the movie, I'd say it has great potential, but as a seismologist, I try to stay away from most predictions."

Growth of the mobile internet in China is seen as key. People want to watch short science fiction videos on their phones. Plus, many games are based on science fiction stories. The market for virtual reality alone is expected to reach 55 billion yuan ($8.3 billion; 7.1 billion euros; 6.2 billion) by 2020, according to Bloomberg. The Motion Picture Association of America estimates that China will surpass the United States as the world's largest movie market this year.

Additionally, Ji says, "We are kind of an agent in a way. It is a little bit complicated, but that's how things work in China. Because in the past decades, there was no Chinese science fiction industry, only words. If we want to make it an industry, we have to do many things in the whole industrial chain. In America, you have thousands of science fiction writers who have been published, but in China there are fewer than 100 Chinese science fiction writers, and the fans only know the names of 20. So we really need more science fiction writers. I believe there is a very big market. Many of the science fiction movies from America made a lot of money in China."

"We are looking for the combination of high-quality science fiction works with other industries, such as movies, animation, education, travel, real estate and other cultural business. We also wish to have more people involved in the production and innovation of high-quality science fiction content through supporting development."

For 10 years, Ji was a reporter for Xinhua News Agency, where famous science fiction writer and Xinhua executive Han Song became a mentor. She says she cried when she left Xinhua, but science fiction is her passion.

"I started reading science fiction when I was 9 years old. Through high school and college, there were not a lot of people who were interested in sci-fi, so I was really lonely." However, in 2007, she attended a science fiction conference in Chengdu. "I felt that I was not lonely anymore. I felt that I had found the family of science fiction."

'Lessons from the Edge' by Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, debuts at #6 on our hardcover nonfiction list. Plus a pair of science fiction titles land on our hardcover fiction list, and comedian Seth Meyers makes his picture book debut. 041b061a72

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