Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt has contributed to Inverse since 2016 and has served as an editor, critic, and reporter. He writes about popular science fiction and the history of science fiction with special emphases on Star Wars, Dune, and Star Trek. Ryan has been writing professionally about science fiction since 2010, beginning by selling essays to the Hugo-Award-winning magazine Clarkesworld. In 2011, he became the first staff writer for the Locus and Hugo Award-winning science fiction publishing blog, Tor.com. Following that, Ryan’s writing has been published with SyFy Wire, Den of Geek!, Vulture, VICE, the New York Times, and StarTrek.com. Currently, he is the entertainment editor at Fatherly. In addition, Ryan is also the author of two non-fiction books: "Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths," an essay collection published in 2015 by Plume Books (Penguin Random House), and the forthcoming hardcover, "Phasers On Stun! How the Making and Remaking of Star Trek Changed the World," coming in June 2022, also from Plume Books. Ryan is represented by the Fischer-Harbage Literary Agency.

The Inverse Interview
'Foundation' Season 2: Showrunner reveals how he remixed Asimov for Apple TV
Ryan Britt
The new Apple TV+ series has "remixed" way more than just a trilogy of slim novels.
Galaxy Brain
How 'Star Wars: Visions' creates a multiverse by ditching canon
Ryan Britt
Maybe there’s more than one Star Wars galaxy?
The Inverse Review
'Foundation' review: A staggering achievement of sci-fi television
Ryan Britt
Apple’s brainy new epic isn’t just Game of Thrones with math. It’s something bigger.
Laser sword
Is 'Star Wars: Visions' canon? 5 ways it changes the rules of lightsabers
Ryan Britt
How would a lightsaber sheath work anyway?
Nerf Herding
Star Wars: Marcia Lucas got one thing right about why the sequels are bad
Ryan Britt
What did we gain by Han Solo's death? Recently, Marcia Lucas has stirred up controversy about her feelings about the Star Wars sequels. Is she right about this one thing?
Last Call
You need to watch the 10 best Star Trek episodes before TOS leaves Netflix forever
Ryan Britt
Boldly go where no binge-watcher has gone before.
The Spice
'Dune' (2021) glossary: 14 sci-fi words you need to know, according to an expert
Ryan Britt
Scott Brick narrates the Dune audiobooks. Here, he explains the sci-fi world’s most essential terms.
Galaxy Brain
'Lower Decks' finally fixed the biggest cliché in Star Trek canon
Ryan Britt
What does it mean to be a "redshirt," anyway?
Khaaaaaan!!!!!!!
'Strange New Worlds' could use Star Trek’s best villain to break canon
Ryan Britt
Let’s talk about Star Trek Khan-on.
Fascinating
‘Strange New Worlds’ could change Spock in one huge, historic way
Ryan Britt
Star Trek fans know that Spock isn't strictly heterosexual. Could it become canon?
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You need to watch the best cyberpunk sci-fi movie on Netflix ASAP
Ryan Britt
'Blade Runner: The Final Cut' will make you see things you people wouldn't believe. Here's why you should rewatch it and the real reason it endures.
Bacta Basics
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Anakin leak could fix a huge Star Wars plot hole
Ryan Britt
The reasons for Darth Vader's suit are still murky. Could the Obi-Wan Kenobi show fix it?
Make It So
'Picard' Season 2 could pull a stunning ’90s Star Trek comic twist
Ryan Britt
Q twisting the timeline around Picard’s family has happened before — in the Star Trek comics!
Make It So
'Picard' Season 2 time travels to a shocking Star Trek timeline
Ryan Britt
For the first time, it looks like a new Star Trek season will be set on... Earth?
The Spice
Should you read 'Dune' before seeing the movie? A spoiler-free guide
Ryan Britt
There's a good case to read the famous Frank Herbert book before the new movie. But you might not need to finish it.
Hit It
'Strange New Worlds' shockingly reboots 3 classic Star Trek characters
Ryan Britt
Uhura, Chapel and M'Benga are back from the '60s with all new actors.
Fear Is the Mind Killer
'Dune: Part One' ending confirms a shocking rumor
Ryan Britt
If you've read the book, this is not a spoiler.
Last Call
You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi series before it leaves Netflix this month
Ryan Britt
This ‘90s TV show has better sci-fi ideas in random episodes than most new sci-fi shows have in their entire seasons.
The Spice
'Dune' vs Star Wars: 5 reasons Paul Atreides is nothing like Luke Skywalker
Ryan Britt
Star Wars might get compared to Dune a lot, but the heroes of these galaxies are very different.
Mugato Is So Hot Right Now
'Lower Decks' just changed Star Trek canon for its most iconic monster
Ryan Britt
Brush up on your Mugato!