Must Watch: John Brunner Breaks Down The Silliness Of Genre Categories

Back in (I'm guessing) the early 1970s, Hugo Award-winning John Brunner already understood that the division between "science fiction" and "mainstream fiction" was largely meaningless. In this must-watch video, the eloquent writer explains why science fiction is the mainstream literature of our technological world. » 9/12/14 3:19pm 9/12/14 3:19pm

Great Unsung Science Fiction Authors That Everybody Should Read

Science fiction contains more masterpieces of the imagination than anyone could read in a single lifetime. And your local used book store or science fiction bookshop is teeming with great adventures you've never discovered. Here are 12 great science fiction authors who deserve more props. » 3/26/14 1:20pm 3/26/14 1:20pm

Science Fiction Authors Who Could be Hollywood's Next Philip K. Dick

When Hollywood wants a futuristic, paranoid thriller where nothing is what it seems, the studios reach for the work of one man. This week, Philip K. Dick continues his reign as Hollywood's idea spigot, with a remake of Total Recall. More PKD films are in the works, and there's no shortage of material out there. » 7/30/12 2:01pm 7/30/12 2:01pm

10 Science Fiction Books That Changed the Course of History

Many science fiction books imagine strange new worlds — but only a few science fiction books have actually changed the world we live in. A few visionary authors have managed to make such an impression that they left the world a vastly different place. » 8/18/11 10:00am 8/18/11 10:00am

Did a 1975 novel predict the Wikileaks controversy?

A group of idealistic young hackers and computer whizzes exposes all of the government's secrets - sound familiar? It's the plot of John Brunner's 1975 novel, Shockwave Rider, which some are calling a precursor to Wikileaks. » 12/08/10 7:00am 12/08/10 7:00am

How many definitions of science fiction are there?

Science fiction is the literature of our times, the fuel of our imaginations and the source of our favorite imaginary worlds. But what do we mean when we talk about "science fiction?" Here are some of the many definitions. » 8/27/10 7:30am 8/27/10 7:30am

Hey, Neal Stephenson fans: You’ll wanna read lost classic Stand on…

Somehow, John Brunner's 1969 Hugo winner has fallen out of print. That's a terrific shame, because Stand on Zanzibar is maybe the smartest, most engrossing piece of fiction I've read all year. » 5/22/10 11:00am 5/22/10 11:00am

Science Fiction Put Words In Our Mouths

Science fiction doesn't just glimpse the future - it invents the scientific vocabulary of the present, according to an editor from the Oxford English Dictionary, who's listed nine scientific terms that came from science fiction. » 4/07/09 11:00am 4/07/09 11:00am