The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy

With fictional worlds come fictional alcohol. But not just alcohol that's bad for you in the usual ways — bad for you in the "this will kill you if you drink it" kind of ways. These are drinks bartenders need hazmat suits to prepare and serve. » 1/28/15 12:40am 1/28/15 12:40am

Discover The Unique Sounds Of British Science Fiction Movies

One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears. » 12/23/14 12:15pm 12/23/14 12:15pm

These Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Make Absolutely Perfect Gifts

As Emily Dickinson famously said, there is nothing as frigging awesome as a book. And there's no better present than a cool-looking book, that can adorn someone's coffee table but also provide hours of mind-expanding entertainment. Here are 23 science fiction book gifts your friends will love. » 12/11/14 12:00pm 12/11/14 12:00pm

19 Funniest Nude Scenes In Science Fiction And Fantasy [Work-Safe!]

Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe! » 11/14/14 10:16am 11/14/14 10:16am

The Weirdest Reasons Why Aliens Created Humanity

Science fiction is full of stories in which extraterrestrials engineer life on Earth — it's one of the main ways we explain humanoid aliens, after all. But why would aliens want to create the human race? It seems to be a lot of trouble to go to. Here are the most outlandish reasons for aliens to put human beings here. » 10/08/14 1:28pm 10/08/14 1:28pm

ISS Astronauts Recreate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Poster

In a tradition dating back to the space shuttle era, NASA has created mock movie posters to promote its missions. Previous posters have included Reservoir Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean. But, for ISS Expedition 42 — the answer to life, the universe and everything — there could only be one choice. » 9/29/14 7:40am 9/29/14 7:40am

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 7/25/14 10:00am

Science Fiction And Fantasy Comedies That Hit Harder Than Most Dramas

A lot of people seem to think "funny" equals "light-weight." Like a comedy can't deal with important issues, or pack a huge emotional punch. But decades of science fiction and fantasy comedy prove otherwise. Which funny story actually hits you where it counts, more than most "serious" dramas do? » 7/15/14 2:40pm 7/15/14 2:40pm

Douglas Adams' Guide To Interspecies Sex Getting Published At Last

Douglas Adams' biographer is publishing a treasure trove of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author's previously unseen work—including a rough draft for a second season of the TV show, material cut from the first Hitchhiker's novel, and Adams' unpublished writings on alien sex. » 5/30/14 11:30am 5/30/14 11:30am

Know where your towel is: The life and works of Douglas Adams

It's Towel Day, and what better way to wish all you hoopy froods a happy hitchhiking holiday then by celebrating some of the things towel aficionado Douglas Noel Adams accomplished before his unfortunate total existence failure? » 5/25/14 1:00pm 5/25/14 1:00pm

Tonight: Erotic Hitchhiker's Guide Fanfic Read By a Shakespearean Actor

If you're in San Francisco and you love Douglas Adams as much as we do, then you have absolutely no excuse for not being at The Booksmith, where Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is being tarnished forever. Six writers create erotic fanfic, and the results are read by a Shakespearean actor. » 5/01/14 12:20pm 5/01/14 12:20pm

Original Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Cast Reunites For One Show

There have been many versions of Douglas Adams' classic comic space opera, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — but the original cast of the radio show, many of whom crossed over to the TV version, have a special place in our hearts. And now, they're back together again, and you can hear for yourself. » 3/30/14 5:00pm 3/30/14 5:00pm

A guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Whenever a film adaptation comes out, the same klaxons blare: the movie ruined the book! That's a load of fetid dingo's kidneys. Case in point, Douglas Adams wrote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for just about every available media - radio, books, stage, TV, video games and film. » 3/09/14 3:01pm 3/09/14 3:01pm

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

We need more animations of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

There's plenty of attempts at providing fan animations for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's more famous scenes, but Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish, there aren't enough scenes from later episodes! » 12/06/13 12:26pm 12/06/13 12:26pm

Science Fiction Book Cover Redesigns We Wish We Could Put on the Shelf

Over at Artsy Musings, there's a great roundup of science fiction book cover reimaginings that ought to be actual book covers. Including this beautiful design by Luke James. Check out a few more of our favorites below. » 11/13/13 12:55pm 11/13/13 12:55pm

The Fonts You Need to Create Your Own Classic Science Fiction Covers

Did you ever admire the amazing typography of classic science fiction book covers? The strange wavy writing, the electrifying typefaces? Over at Color + Design Blog, there are some fonts you can download to make your own. » 5/01/13 4:21pm 5/01/13 4:21pm