11 of the best online sci-fi communities you should join now

We all love chatting about sci-fi with other fans, but sometimes we don't want to leave the couch.

It goes without saying that the Internet is the perfect solution to this dilemma, but the Internet is a really, really big place, and there's a lot of useless stuff floating around out there. (But hey, isn't that half the fun?) So, where to go? Where should you head if you want to get into some really serious discussions on Cardassian biology, or Tywin Lannister's wealth, or the Doctor's double cardiac system, or which obscure trick arrow Hawkeye should haul out of his quiver more often?

Luckily, your options are many, but to help get you started, we've assembled a few of our favorite web destinations for sci-fi fandom below. We tried to keep our list to general interest sci-fi communities, but we know there are lots of other great franchise-specific communities out there, too. If you know of some you think other Blastr readers might enjoy,  or any other favorite place to go to be a fan with other fans, please let us know in the comments. 

 

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    The Science Fiction Book Club on Facebook: If the height of sci-fi for you is a good book, consider this community, where thousands of members read, discuss and reflect on sci-fi and fantasy titles. It's also a good place to find new genre titles.

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    SFF World: If you love genre reading and writing, make sure to head here. Several authors maintain their own forums. There's also a place for collaborative storytelling, a place to talk about what you're reading, how to get your work published and read, and even a place to talk about movies and TV and comics, just in case you don't feel like chatting books.

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    Space Battles Forums: Whether you want to talk about gaming, creative writing, your life as a geek or engage in a spirited debate about which superhero team is the best, this place has it all.

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    The Syfy Forums: If you love sci-fi TV, this is the place for you. From Syfy original programming to classic series to miniseries and more, community members are here all day every day talking about their favorite moments. And even if TV isn't your thing, you're bound to find a thread here to amuse you.

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    The Tor.com Community: A great place for all kinds of discussions, including in-depth re-reads of your favorite books, re-watches of your favorite shows, and reactions to what's going on in the genre right now.

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    SFF Net: A major community not just for fans, but for authors, editors and publishers too. If you're interested in really getting close to the people who work in the genre, this is the place to go. And as an added bonus, there's also major devotion to the romance and mystery genres.

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    Chronicles Forum: Whether you're an aspiring writer looking for some encouragement, a fan looking to chat about your favorite movie or an enthusiast of a particular author looking for a fellow enthusiast, this massive UK forum is the place to be.

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    Sci-Fi on Google PlusIf you like to spend time on Google's very own social network, consider joining up with this nearly 40,000-strong communities of fans, where you'll find everything from trailers to fan-made costume and crafts to discussions on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

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    Goodreads SciFi and Fantasy Book Club: If you're really into reading along with fellow fans, look no further. This club has two books going right now that they'll be reading the entire month, and a lively discussion board to talk about your progress, as well as pretty much any other genre reading topic you'd like to talk about.

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    Sci-Fi on LinkedIn: If you think you can't have fun on a social network primarily devoted to professionals, think again. Here, nearly 6,000 members from all areas of sci-fi gather to discuss reading, watching, creating, collecting and more.

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    The Sci-fi SubredditThere's something for everyone on Reddit, and sci-fi fans have created quite a space for themselves here. With more than 150,000 subscribers, this community is a great place to share links, ask for book and movie recommendations, check out (and participate in) author interviews and more.

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