Where did science fiction come from? A primer on the pulps.

Pulp historian Jess Nevins, author of Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, takes you deep into the weird history of the scifi pulps, 1900-1950. Get ready for amazing science and astounding adventure! This is the first in a series on the pulps. » 11/04/10 3:08pm 11/04/10 3:08pm

Why Bad Science is Good on Fringe

Though the science on Fringe is head-slappingly fake, somehow the series makes real science exciting. The show is like a pulpy 1920s serial, and its fantastic plotlines are far more appealing than hard scifi "realism." » 5/14/09 4:53pm 5/14/09 4:53pm

Happy Birthday Forrest J Ackerman and Scifi Fandom

Forrest J Ackerman is one of those people that you've probably never heard about unless you're a dyed-in-the-wool fan of all things science fiction. However, the man created science fiction fandom virtually one handed, starting back in 1930. Ackerman just celebrated 91 years of scifi fanatacism, and he doesn't show… » 11/26/07 4:00pm 11/26/07 4:00pm