The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2011

In 2011, many up-and-comers in the fantasy and science fiction publishing world finally got the widespread recognition they deserved, and established writers tried their hands at new genres. Our picks for the year's best books come from writers all over the globe, and from publishers both large and small. Here are… » 12/30/11 2:08pm 12/30/11 2:08pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2011

Every year, it's easy to come up with a long list of the year's worst science fiction and fantasy movies. Reels and reels of garbage arrive in cinemas with shocking regularity. But it's a good year when you can think of half a dozen great genre films off the top of your head. By that standard, 2011 was a good year. » 12/28/11 12:27pm 12/28/11 12:27pm

UFOlogists declare 2011 "the year of the Orb"

Over at UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock, the UFO experts have put together an end-of-year feature about why 2011 was the year of the Orb. Above, you can see one of several videos they've posted to illustrate their point. This particular video was filmed by an "Orb caller," whose commentary track must be heard to get… » 12/22/11 1:31pm 12/22/11 1:31pm

Vote for the most excellent beefcake of 2011

This was the year of beefcake. Sorry, Sucker Punch — the biggest genre spectacles of the year were all about half-naked men, with bodies so sculpted that they look like the muscles on Tim Burton's Batsuit. But which science fiction and fantasy properties had the best half-naked men? There's only one way to… » 12/22/11 9:03am 12/22/11 9:03am

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a… » 12/21/11 8:00am 12/21/11 8:00am