Saudi Arabia Is Building a 600-Mile Wall Along the Iraq Border

Saudi Arabia is building great wall — or rather, a great chainlink fence with razor wire — to "protect against ISIS" in Iraq. And it's not the only country investing in very expensive walls right now, even though they probably won't work. Why? Because walls aren't just about security. They're also powerful symbols. » 2/11/15 2:19pm 2/11/15 2:19pm

In a borderless world, everyone would move to Singapore

Well, not exactly. Yesterday Gallup released updated data detailing where the world's population would relocate if emigration were a non-issue. Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, and the United States were among the big gainers, whereas everyone wants to leave Somalia. » 8/21/10 9:55am 8/21/10 9:55am

Borders Launches A Science Fiction Blog Of Its Own

Want more proof that conversations about science fiction are important to pop culture as a whole? Borders Books has launched its own science fiction blog, Babel Clash. So far, it's a bit Twitter-like. » 6/04/09 5:00pm 6/04/09 5:00pm

Should SF Writers Boycott Borders?

For any author, getting a book sold at a major chain is an important way to attract new readers and move copies. But it's especially important to scifi writers, who often get little exposure in book review sections. Now Borders, one of the two major bookstore chains in the U.S., has stopped stocking many new scifi… » 10/20/08 2:59pm 10/20/08 2:59pm