Science fiction

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

How Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ got me through typhoid

Jules Verne opened my eyes to the wonderful world of science-fiction, a world where the pinnacle of human imagination meets the beauty of the known. 

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

The Second Species

A hundred years ago humans welcomed a new species of their kind, Homo debilis-sagax.

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

‘We want to be writers when we grow up’: New sci-fi novella by sisters, fourth-graders

Cousins Faiza Shabnam and Bibha Habiba Haque, students of Class 4 in Dhaka’s Scholastica school, have written a novella about three space travelling teenagers. 

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

At long last, a ‘Foundation’

Originally published as a series of short stories in the 1940s, the Foundation series—expanded later with a string of prequels and sequels—became Asimov’s greatest contribution to the genre and remains, to this day, one of the greatest reads for any SF connoisseur. 

October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

Get ready to teleport!

Today is the future that people have been talking about. Hover boards and self-driven cars are beginning to go mainstream, so why should the concept of teleportation still be a part of the distant future?

March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015

“Chappie” to release in Dhaka on US release date

“Chappie”, a science-fiction film by Neil Blomkamp (“District 9”), is releasing in Dhaka on March 6, the same day as its US release.