The 8 Worst Mistakes Made by the Axis During World War II

The three major Axis powers — Germany, Japan, and Italy — committed a host of catastrophic errors during the war. But some of these miscalculations were considerably worse than others. Here are the most significant blunders made by the Axis during WWII. » 2/03/14 10:09am 2/03/14 10:09am

This Italian 'Adolf Hitler wine' has infuriated just about everybody

Holy hell, this is in poor taste — both figuratively and probably literally. Italian prosecutors are investigating how bottles of wine adorned with images of Adolf Hitler got on to store shelves. And now human rights organizations are entering into the fray. » 8/16/13 3:40pm 8/16/13 3:40pm

Pulp Science Fiction in Spain, Before And During Totalitarianism

This is the fourth part of a four-part series on the pulps under totalitarianism. Read more: Pulp Scifi Under German Totalitarianism | Pulp Scifi Under Russian and Soviet Totalitarianism | Pulp Scifi Under Japanese Totalitarianism

Like most European countries Spain has a tradition of science fiction and proto-science… » 1/18/13 6:38pm 1/18/13 6:38pm

Science Fiction Under Totalitarian Regimes, Part 2: Tsarist and Soviet…

This is part two of Jess Nevins' ongoing series, looking at science fiction under various totalitarian regimes — for part one, dealing with Germany, click here. » 11/30/12 3:42pm 11/30/12 3:42pm

Pulp Science Fiction Under German Totalitarianism

Pulp science fiction — in this case, meaning both serial magazines and stories and films which emphasized action, adventure, and plot at the expense of character and aspirations to Art — has been popular in Germany from the beginning. » 11/21/12 4:20pm 11/21/12 4:20pm

The Future Of The U.S. Government, According To Science Fiction

Countless science fiction stories have asked the same question: What will America turn into next? The answers fall into three major categories, some more plausible than others. Take our poll to choose your favorite option. » 7/02/09 6:57pm 7/02/09 6:57pm

What Scifi Fascist Regime Would You Rather Live Under?

Science fiction is full of fascist governments, especially in the decades after World War II, but some of them just seem like more fun than others. But some scifi fascists don't seem like they would govern that well — for example, the BBC series Doctor Who clearly uses the cyborg Daleks as a metaphor for the Nazis,… » 2/26/08 12:30pm 2/26/08 12:30pm

Must Read: V For Vendetta

Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: V For Vendetta
Date: 1982-1988

Vitals: It's fascist future England time! Only a carnival-masked psychopath can save us… » 10/01/07 12:10am 10/01/07 12:10am