Did Galileo get in trouble for being right, or for being a jerk about…

Galileo was facing some stiff odds when he published his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World. He'd already been officially warned against heliocentrism, and he had enemies. But it's possible, just possible, that he would have squeaked by if he hadn't been a jerk to the Pope. » 9/15/11 8:30am 9/15/11 8:30am

Competing Forever War Threatens Joe Haldeman's Eternal-Conflict Monopoly

It's nice to bring out a shiny new edition of a SF classic, as St. Martin's Press will of Joe Haldeman's 1974 smash The Forever War » 9/29/08 10:40am 9/29/08 10:40am next March. Before the re-debut and related fanfare can happen, though, NYTimes reporter and title-ruiner Dexter Filkins had the temerity to release his own spirited take on the global…