Do we really need more optimistic science fiction?

Noted writer Neal Stephenson has argued that contemporary science fiction is too focused on nihilism and apocalyptic scenarios. The current crop of such works, such as The Walking Dead, are compared rather unfavorably to the hopeful view of the future that was supposed to be common theme in the mid twentieth century. » 5/31/12 3:08pm 5/31/12 3:08pm

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi: Humans, Aliens, and Lawyers

Even big time SF authors can't resist doing fanfic. And why not? Our favorite writers are fans just like us. John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War and internet darling, probably read Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper as a kid. This tale of humans debating the intelligence of a cute, fuzzy alien species has charmed readers… » 5/19/11 2:00pm 5/19/11 2:00pm

Read an exclusive excerpt from John Scalzi's new novel Fuzzy Nation!

A new John Scalzi novel is always a cause for celebration, but Fuzzy Nation is also a "reboot" of a beloved 1962 Hugo-nominated novel, Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. » 5/04/11 7:00am 5/04/11 7:00am

Great Moments in Alternate History: The Discovery Of The Multiverse

It doesn't really matter to our dimension the British Empire never existed in another reality. At least it doesn't until somebody from one of those timelines comes to visit. This week we explore portals to other universes. » 5/09/10 11:33am 5/09/10 11:33am

Reboots Aren't Just For Batman Any More

The modern fashion for rebooting heroes has reached the book world. John Scalzi, the writer who knows no fear, has taken H. Beam Piper's Hugo-nominated 1962 novel Little Fuzzy and reinventing it. And Tor Books will publish the result. » 4/13/10 2:30pm 4/13/10 2:30pm

Digging Deep: 24 Science Fiction Archaeologists

What's the best part about living in the distant future? There's so much more past for you to explore! We take a look at some of science fiction's most illustrious antiquarians. » 3/14/09 9:00am 3/14/09 9:00am