A History of Plagiarism Claims Against James Cameron

James Cameron was recently sued yet again for Avatar, the latest in a long line of plagiarism accusations against the director stretching back to Terminator. But is Cameron a serial plagiarist, or just a popular target for copyright lawsuits? » 7/07/13 7:00am 7/07/13 7:00am

R.I.P. Leo Dillon, Award-Winning Artist Who Brought Your Favorite…

Whether you know it or not, you've admired the work of Leo Dillon and his wife Diane, whose artworks adorned many of science fiction and fantasy's most famous books. Leo Dillon, who died of cancer the other day, was the first African American artist to win a Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration — and then… » 6/01/12 5:00pm 6/01/12 5:00pm

10 More Deranged Depictions of Santa Claus

We've seen plenty of proper screwball depictions of Kris Kringle previously, but history is ripe with examples of magical pensioners who trespass down strangers' flues. Here are 10 of the more egregious examples to throw on this Yuletide bonfire of weirdness. » 11/30/11 10:50am 11/30/11 10:50am

Harlan Ellison sues yet another science fiction movie for copyright…

Harlan Ellison famously sued James Cameron over The Terminator and won — and now he's going after Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's new film In Time. Ellison claims In Time is too similar to his story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman." And he's not just seeking a payout — he's trying to stop the October 28 release of the … » 9/15/11 1:30pm 9/15/11 1:30pm

Harlan Ellison, Samuel R. Delany receive lifetime achievement awards

Two of the field's most respected authors will receive recognition for the ways in which they transformed science fiction. Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison will receive, respectively, the 2010 and 2011 Eaton Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction from the University of California, Riverside. Ellison will … » 7/22/10 9:30am 7/22/10 9:30am