Looper promises Terminator-style time travel with a crime movie twist

Writer-director Rian Johnson gave San Diego Comic-Con an extended peek at his new film Looper, in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hit man who has to kill his future self, played by Bruce Willis. But Willis isn't just out to save his neck — he wants to save the future from his past. Minor spoilers ahead. »7/14/12 2:00pm7/14/12 2:00pm

Ewan McGregor attempts a crime against nature, in the first Salmon Fishing trailer

Paul Torday's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was one of our favorite examples of a book that's secretly science fiction — about a fisheries scientist who undertakes the mad, ambitious project of introducing salmon to the Yemen. Including all of the bioengineering (and regular engineering) that goes into that. »12/16/11 5:30pm12/16/11 5:30pm