Novels that Could Help You Prepare for a Future Pandemic

When you think about pants-wettingly terrifying apocalyptic scenarios, the most horrifying might well be the worldwide plague. A deadly disease could spread around the planet at alarming speed, and kill most of the population before we even knew what was going on. Luckily, some of the best novels (and graphic novels)… » 6/28/12 4:00pm 6/28/12 4:00pm

Here Are the 1960s Science Fiction Novels Everyone Should Read

First they tried to drag us back to the 1960s with Austin Powers. Now they're doing it again with Men in Black III, whose plot time-jumps to the 1969 Apollo launch. But why go back to this world-changing decade with bad science fiction when you could mainline the good stuff? Here is a book list that will introduce… » 5/24/12 12:30pm 5/24/12 12:30pm

10 Recent Novels About the Future of Videogames

Over the past few years, a spate of terrific science fiction novels about videogames have asked what will happen to gaming — and gamers — in the future. Will political elections be decided by videogame? Will resistance movements be organized by guilds? And who will control the game spaces that already control so much… » 10/27/11 10:35am 10/27/11 10:35am

A booklist to get you ready for the economic apocalypse

For the past three years we've been watching great economic institutions, from banks to nations, collapsing into chaotic uncertainty. The economic future looks murky at best, and apocalyptic at worst. You can prepare for the coming upheavals by reading nonfiction by economists, political scientists, and pundits. But… » 8/24/11 4:09pm 8/24/11 4:09pm