Address irc://irc.slashnet.org/xkcd-sciencefiction
Genre Science Fiction
Average population ~30
Channel maintainers CO2, seven

#xkcd-sciencefiction is a place to discuss your interest, your love, your passion for science fiction and modern fantasy media. It is a place created on the excellent SlashNET IRC network for fans of science fiction and modern fantasy to get their geek on, together. Whether discussing the new 10 part series "Electric Dreams" produced in the UK based on the short stories of Philip K. Dick, or sharing childhood experiences and opinions formed from watching Aliens, Predator, or the disturbing and compelling imagery of Event Horizon, this channel is your welcoming home.

We're living in a new age, a golden age, of science fiction and modern fantasy. With movies such as The Martian, Interstellar, and TV series such as The Expanse, season 02 of The Expanse, brilliant Canadian productions such as Killjoys, Travelers, Helix, and Dark Matter, and modern fantasy such as The Magicians; writers, producers, and directors are breaking deep new ground for us in popular media. There's never been a better time to be a fan of science fiction, and a fan of modern fantasy. There's never been a better place to discuss, debate, and disagree about the things you love with people who love it too than the channel #xkcd-sciencefiction on the SlashNET IRC network.

By design, this is a place for fans to share their views, ask their questions, and call those with whom they disagree butthats, to be treated like equals, and to be heard.

It won't always be pretty, but dammit it'll be entertaining(TM)

Want an edit to this page? Ask CO2!


Don't be a dick! We think that one rule says it all.

One more thing: Offtopic discussion is fine here, but be aware that scifi is the predominant topic of conversation here. So if you're having an offtopic talk and someone wants to discuss scifi, please take the offtopic talk elsewhere.

About this channel

This is a generic scifi channel. Feel free to discuss all kinds of scifi media: novels, comics, audio plays, television, movies, interactive web pages, games, even real life when it feels like scifi. Things such as modern fantasy are fine as well.

We purposefully do not have any specific spoiler policy. Rules like that tend to stifle discussion. When you want to talk about a new cool thing - when in doubt just ask the channel if they're okay with it.

Science fiction recommendations

To quote our favourite free encyclopedia that anyone can edit: "This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it".

Opinions differ, and everyone will have different things they like best. This section is not meant as CO2's personal recommendation section, instead everyone in the channel can add recommendations. Just ask CO2 to get something added. If you want to add a link, that's fine as long as it doesn't refer to illegal downloads.

Television series

Note: some of these series have their own movie spin-offs. Consider those an automatic recommendation, so we don't need to list them under 'movies' again.

Space opera

Military sci-fi

Sci-fi western

Time travel

Parallel realities

Strange events on a 'normal' earth





Space Fantasy

Hard (realistic) sci-fi

Time travel

Computers are the future, we swear!

Alien visitors


Video Games

Most of these refer entire series, not just single entries. Note: There are many, many, many, many, did we say many, video games with scifi elements. Please don't add them to this list unless their main story fits in the science fiction genre.



First person shooters

3D puzzle games

Real-time strategy

Space flight simulation



Advanced/far future civilisation


Parallel realities

Space Opera

Personal stories

Short stories

Multi-media experiences


17776: an American Football Story (Jon Bois) (link) (In the year 17776, when people have become immortal, Americans have nothing better to do than play the most extreme games of Football you've never imagined. Sounds boring, but it's glorious, even if you dislike American Football).

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