9 Great Science Fiction Books For People Who Don't Like Science Fiction

So there’s someone in your life who doesn’t like science fiction. Nobody’s perfect. But the good news is, genre is expansive, and there’s almost always a little corner of it where even the most science fiction-averse person can curl up and enjoy themselves. Here are 10 science fiction books for people who don’t like… » 5/21/15 10:00am Thursday 10:00am

First Trailer For Maze Runner Sequel The Scorch Trials Is Crazy As Hell


Hey, so I don’t know if you read James Dashner’s dystopian scifi YA novel The Maze Runner. Hit book, hit movie, big-ass maze involved. Well, the first trailer for the movie sequel, subtitled The Scorch Trials, is here, and I don’t know what the hell is going on. Also, I’m pretty sure there’s no more maze running.
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Which Superpower Would Make Someone Basically Unstoppable?

Fantasy and science fiction stories are full of people who have incredible powers — and yet, they’re not just ruling over the rest of humanity, or luxuriating in untold wealth and luxury. Which superpower would make someone basically an unstoppable ubermensch if you took it to its logical conclusion? » 5/20/15 2:48pm Wednesday 2:48pm

Laibach Explains Why Science And Fiction Are Such A Powerful Combination

The Slovenian avant-garde rock band Laibach references science fiction a lot in their music, from Margaret Atwood to Kurt Vonnegut — and they did music for the science fiction spoof Iron Sky. In a new interview, they explain why science fiction is such an important dialectic for them. » 5/20/15 12:37pm Wednesday 12:37pm

Here's How Space Megastructures Will Look, According to Neal Stephenson

Famed scifi author Neal Stephenson’s new novel Seveneves is out today, and one of the most exciting things about it is that it’s packed with realistic representations of space megastructures where humans live. We talked to Stephenson about his ideas, and have some exclusive art from Weta showing what they look like. » 5/20/15 8:46am Wednesday 8:46am

How To Raise The Stakes In Your Story Without Wrecking Your Characters

The best science fiction and fantasy stories are impossible to tear yourself away from — and often, that thrilling sense of momentum comes from the sense that the danger to the world keeps getting bigger and scarier. But how do you raise the stakes without sacrificing your characters? » 5/19/15 3:38pm Tuesday 3:38pm

Graph: Which Game of Thrones episode corresponds to which book chapter

This is God’s work. Or at the very least, the work of a Grand Maester. Joeltronics made this very useful graph that shows which episode of Game of Thrones the TV show corresponds to which chapter and which book in the A Song of Ice and Fire books (aka the Game of Thrones books). That way you know what’s been shown… » 5/16/15 4:30pm 5/16/15 4:30pm

Which Great Author Do You Re-Read, A Single Page At A Time?

Some authors are so great, you re-read their books from cover to cover, every few years. But then there are the authors that pack such a great punch, you just want to read a page or two, when you need to wake your brain up or remind yourself of a great scene. Which author do you just re-read a single page of,… » 5/15/15 2:47pm 5/15/15 2:47pm

Today's Best Media Deals: Twin Peaks, Mad Max, and More

Nobody knows for sure if the Twin Peaks reboot will happen, or if it will be any good without David Lynch if it does. <Sigh> At least we have the original, marked down to within a few pennies of its all time low price today. [Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, $75] » 5/15/15 10:45am 5/15/15 10:45am

XKCD's Randall Munroe Is Publishing A Book Inspired by 'Up-Goer-Five'

In his comic “Up Goer Five,” Randall Munroe labels a blueprint of NASA’s Saturn V Rocket using only the 1,000 most common English words. Today, Munroe announced he’s giving the Up-Goer-Five treatment to a range of interesting objects—like the Mars Curiosity Rover—in a new book called Thing Explainer. » 5/14/15 11:20am 5/14/15 11:20am