Short Fiction About the Future of Gawker Media Gets It Right

Paolo Bacigalupi's smart, worldly writing has made him the new darling of the literary scifi scene, and now you can read his latest story online - it's a very plausible tale about blogger newsrooms of the future, including Gawker. In "The Gambler," our hero Ong works at a media conglomerate competing with Gawker, but he … » 11/28/08 3:00pm 11/28/08 3:00pm

The Man Who Could Turn Anyone into a Torturer in Minutes

Using just the authority of his lab coat and actors paid to scream, Yale psychology researcher Stanley Milgram turned dozens of ordinary people into torturers and murderers. Or at least, that's what his research subjects believed. Now a new radio documentary (free online) takes you inside Milgram's torture chamber. In… » 11/03/08 10:19am 11/03/08 10:19am

Massive Zombie Clusterfuck in New Anthology "The Living Dead"

If you love zombies whether they are fast or slow, infected or mind controlled, then you need to dig into John Joseph Adams' new anthology The Living Dead » 9/09/08 7:00am 9/09/08 7:00am. With stories by (among others) Kelly Link, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, and Dan Simmons, this anthology explores every inch of the zombie…

George Dyson's New Scifi Story About How Google Achieves Consciousness

If you're looking for some seriously mind-blowing hard science fiction online this afternoon, look no further than a new (free online) short story, "Engineers' Dreams," by science historian George Dyson. Brother of techbiz genius Esther Dyson, George is known for his meticulous, entertaining historical investigations… » 7/18/08 1:51pm 7/18/08 1:51pm

Get the Story Blueprint for Pixar's John Carter of Mars — Free Online!

Andrew Stanton, who directed lonely garbage robot movie Wall-E (hitting theaters next week), is already hard at work on his next Pixar flick. The movie is John Carter of Mars, and now Stanton has confirmed to /Film that the script will be based on one book from the beloved early-20th century series, A Princess of Mars » 6/19/08 3:34pm 6/19/08 3:34pm