21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books. » 7/25/14 10:00am Friday 10:00am

What H.G. Wells Got Wrong When He Predicted the Atomic Bomb

What science fiction writers get wrong is at least as important as what they get right, argued legendary physicist Lawrence Krauss in his talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. In particular, H.G. Wells predicted the atomic bomb — but he made a crucial error. » 2/17/14 3:29pm 2/17/14 3:29pm

Weird Facts You Never Knew About H.G. Wells' Movie, Things to Come

Did you know the Criterion Collection had recently come out with a deluxe DVD/Blu-ray release of Things to Come, H.G. Wells' 1936 movie? It includes a restored print that's way better than any previous release, plus unused special effects footage. And the Criterion site includes some astonishing facts about Things to… » 8/09/13 4:00pm 8/09/13 4:00pm

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… » 6/20/13 10:13am 6/20/13 10:13am

A CliffNotes Guide To The Wishbone Episode About H.G. Wells' The Time…

Thank you for purchasing CliffNotes: Wishbone - "Bark To The Future," an educational guide for those readers requiring assistance in understanding the fundamental plot points of H.G. Wells' science fiction novella The Time Machine, as depicted in the defunct 1990s PBS children's show Wishbone (ages 5-12). » 8/01/12 9:20am 8/01/12 9:20am

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad

Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language… » 6/21/12 3:23pm 6/21/12 3:23pm

In the webcomic Dawn of Time, a time traveler and a barbarian team up…

If paleontologists had access to time machines, they could solve innumerable mysteries about the terrible lizards who once walked the Earth. But if the past is anything like Michael Stearns' webcomic Dawn of Time, the age of dinosaurs may not be quite what they expected. Last I checked, few scientific theories… » 5/26/12 8:30am 5/26/12 8:30am

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's core

Here's something that should appeal to fans of Gōjin Ishihara's profoundly weird children's art. In 1969. a Japanese magazine published these exceedingly intense depictions of life at the center of our planet. Taking cues from Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Lost World, these drawings and diagrams are the… » 1/30/12 2:25pm 1/30/12 2:25pm

Did H.G. Wells do a better job predicting the future of warfare than…

H.G. Wells gave us many of our most beloved science fiction conceits — but did he also foresee how war would develop in the era of airplanes and advanced weaponry? And were his predictions more prescient than some of the Pentagon's attempts to forecast the changing nature of war have been? » 12/28/11 4:09pm 12/28/11 4:09pm