Some would argue that we’ve all been living in a sci-fi simulation the last 9 months, 2020 having been an avalanche of global insanity completely beyond the scope of imagination. Still, there was somehow an appetite to retreat into fictional realms as a way of blocking it all out, and plenty of content to satisfy that urge. We’re celebrating this year’s National Science Fiction Day by making our way through some 2020 sci-fi round-ups, scraping the content barrel for anything we may have missed while we binged our way through the quarantine.
There are also some interesting picks on the best of sci-fi movie lists from Paste Magazine and Looper.
And don’t forget TV! Ranker has you covered in that department.
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