Frederik Pohl's "dread-coated" ​Gateway to get a TV series adapatation

Set in a dystopian wreck of a future, Gateway follows one man on a get-rich-or-die-trying mission to an unknown location, with unknown results, on an alien ship with a crap return rate. It's a menacing tale, and now it's going to be a TV series. A dark, dark TV series. » 3/11/14 10:55am 3/11/14 10:55am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Served in the Military, and…

So much of science fiction's core topics intersect with war, one way or the other. Rapid social change and technological innovation both get supercharged during wartime, and some of our greatest explorers are also warriors. So it's not surprising that many of science fiction's most well-known authors served in the… » 1/30/13 1:15pm 1/30/13 1:15pm

The best science fiction novel about Madison Ave you'll ever read

In 1953, a tiny publishing house called Ballantine released The Space Merchants, a novel-length adaptation of "Gravy Planet," a Frederik Pohl short story that had taken the SF world by storm. That story was about the future of the advertising industry, written by a guy who had been an ad man for several years. Dark and… » 1/30/12 5:14pm 1/30/12 5:14pm

April books bring post-apocalyptic futures, growing up superheroic,…

What do April's books have in store for you? Naomi Novik's superhero high school, Frederik Pohl's volcanic terrorism plot, and two disturbing looks at a near-future post-apocalyptic world. Plus superpowered parents and the African Harry Potter! » 4/13/11 12:23pm 4/13/11 12:23pm

Science Fiction Writers Reach Out From Beyond the Grave

Science fiction writers have fantastical powers. They can peer into the future, invent strange new gadgets and alien races, and make us lose hours between their pages. And some writers can even speak to us from beyond the grave, publishing new works months — and even years — after they’ve died. Here are just some of… » 10/27/08 8:30am 10/27/08 8:30am