The Future Is a Lonely Place, in William Gibson's The Peripheral

With his new novel The Peripheral, William Gibson returns to the genre that made him famous: near-future science fiction. But the world of The Peripheral is very different from the frenetic cyberpunk citiscapes of Neuromancer. His canvas is much bigger — and his prophesies are far more melancholy. » 10/23/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

What's The Best Introductory Episode Of Your Favorite TV Show?

Getting people into your favorite TV show can be a nightmare — there's often so much history there, and if they see the wrong episode, they'll be turned off for years. So what's the absolute best episode of your favorite TV show to show people and get them hooked? » 10/23/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay

Walter M. Miller's three-part novel A Canticle for Leibowitz is one of the acknowledged classics of science fiction... that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Over in the New Yorker, there's a fascinating, must-read essay about this book, putting it in context. » 10/23/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

The Guy Behind Flash And Arrow Is Making A "Subversive" Archie TV Show

But this time it's not DC. Instead, comic book TV show wonder-producer Greg Berlanti is taking the long-running Archie comic to the Fox network, where it will be "a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life" titled Riverdale. » 10/23/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Could Game Theory Be Used To Prevent Human Extinction?

Game theory is a powerful tool for understanding strategic behavior in economics, business, and politics. But some experts say its true power may lie in its ability to help us navigate a perilous future. » 10/23/14 11:20am Today 11:20am