Why The Most Powerful Time Travel Stories Aren’t About Changing The Past

The question “What would you do if you traveled back in time?” is often synonymous with the question “What would you change about the past?”. But time travel is a rich subgenre, and some of its most interesting stories aren’t about changing the past — they’re about exploring it, so we can better understand ourselves… »5/27/15 5:21pm5/27/15 5:21pm


10 of Science Fiction's Most Depressing Futuristic Retirement Scenarios

The UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs estimates that, by the year 2100, life expectancy in developed countries will hover around 97 years and around 106 years by 2300. But will the quality of life for the elderly and retired increase with that increased lifespan? While many science fiction stories promise… »9/15/12 1:00pm9/15/12 1:00pm

Will Hollywood sentimentalize Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe?

We're mostly thrilled that Charles Yu's awesome novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe is getting a big Hollywood movie deal. We're a bit concerned, though, that it's being spearheaded by Chris Columbus, maker of the first two Harry Potter movies and Percy Jackson, among many other things. Will the… »12/02/11 1:30pm12/02/11 1:30pm