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 4:17pm 4/16/14 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 6:32pm 8/23/13 6:32pm

Richard K. Morgan on the Failures of Capitalism and the Success of…

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 2:40pm 10/21/08 2:40pm, 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…

Alan Moore Documentary Will Melt Your Eyes And Ears

You may have read Alan Moore's work in Watchmen, Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but do you know much about the guy behind some of the greatest comics of the turn of the millennium? AlterTube has posted a 2003 documentary about him, which you can watch after the jump. If you… » 2/01/08 8:40am 2/01/08 8:40am