Meet the Expert Witness Who Goes Inside the Minds of Young Killers

Imagine spending time with murderers, digging into their childhoods to figure out what made them violent — and then convincing skeptical juries to take your conclusions into account. In his book Listening to Killers, Dr. James Garbarino reflects on 20 years spent serving as an expert witness. He told us what it’s like… »5/07/15 2:15pm5/07/15 2:15pm


Longtime Friend of Kurt Vonnegut Explains Author's Timeless Appeal


Kurt Vonnegut's humor, honesty, and fresh ways of seeing things have always made him a favorite of young people. I remember back in the late sixties, before Slaughterhouse Five made him rich and famous, college students were carrying around dog-eared copies of Cat's Cradle, a novel in which he playfully invents a… »4/16/14 4:17pm4/16/14 4:17pm

Grandmaster of Science Fiction: Theodore Sturgeon

"He understood real people, not just science fiction characters," says science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg of legendary author Theodore Sturgeon. Regarded as one of the godfathers of contemporary science fiction and dark fantasy, Sturgeon's stories are considered classics of speculative fiction, and have… »8/23/13 6:32pm8/23/13 6:32pm

Richard K. Morgan on the Failures of Capitalism and the Success of Science Fiction

Richard K. Morgan burst on the literary scene six short years ago with the publication of the futuristic noir mystery Altered Carbon »10/21/08 5:40pm10/21/08 5:40pm, a book that nabbed that year's Philip K. Dick Award and immediately sold to Hollywood. Since then, the prolific British author has written two sequels and two stand-alone novels…