Publishing Industry Plays Eschaton. As the ugly fight between Amazon and Orbit Books' parent company Hachette continues, there's a fascinating profile of Hachette chief Michael Pietsch — who was the book editor that made Infinite Jest readable. » 6/03/14 2:10pm 6/03/14 2:10pm

Explore the strange lands of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest with…

If you're one of those people who can't stop obsessing about David Foster Wallace's confounding, dense novel Infinite Jest — and quite right, too — then there's a brand new resource. William Beutler has created Infinite Atlas, an interactive guide to the version of Boston in Wallace's book, enabled by Google Maps and… » 9/05/12 7:30am 9/05/12 7:30am

10 Satirical Novels that Could Teach You To Survive the Future

There's only one thing we know for sure about the future: It'll be weird, and you can't really prepare for it. Just imagine trying to tell someone in 2000 how to prepare for life in 2011. But luckily, there's one surefire way to brace yourself for another round of future shock: by reading a slew of great satires,… » 12/13/11 10:48am 12/13/11 10:48am

Fringe Is Becoming The Show That Lost Wishes It Could Be

J.J. Abrams has unleashed two television shows about faith and science and strange reflections of reality. Fringe will never be as popular as Lost, but it has the potential to be far greater, as it proved last night. Spoilers below... » 5/14/10 12:30pm 5/14/10 12:30pm

Rudy Rucker's Hylozoic: Even Weirder Than His Last Book

Rudy Rucker pushed the boundaries of how much weirdness you could fit into one science-fiction novel, with last year's Postsingular. But the sequel, Hylozoic, goes much further into the realms of the twisted, the disturbing and the post-everything. Warning: spoilers! » 7/07/09 3:30pm 7/07/09 3:30pm

Did David Foster Wallace's death make an Infinite Jest » 9/15/08 1:00pm 9/15/08 1:00pm movie more likely? It turns out Foster Wallace was working on the script for a movie adaptation as recently as last year, along with Sam Jones, who made the Wilco documentary . Filmsite Chud is speculating that all of the attention Foster Wallace is getting,…

David Foster Wallace, R.I.P.

David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest » 9/14/08 3:00pm 9/14/08 3:00pm was the best science fiction novel I read in the 1990s, and remains one of the best novels I've ever read in the genre. The story of a future dystopia where entertainment has finally become so addictive as to be lethal, was brilliant and morbid, with a bizarre suicide at its core.…