10 Most Epic Love Stories in All of Science Fiction

Science fiction gives us space wars and robot uprisings, but there's nothing as huge and awesome as a love story that spans star systems or timelines. Here's our list of the top 10 greatest romances in science fiction. » 9/04/12 10:07am 9/04/12 10:07am

This Week's Most Exciting Show Is Not on Television At All

You'll barely recognize Claudia in the first sneak peek from this week's Warehouse 13. Two classic shows are making a comeback. Fry and Leela are facing a brand new obstacle on Futurama. Jonathan Frakes is directing a very special episode about "First Contact." And Finn may have a brand new girlfriend on Adventure Time » 7/30/12 9:00am 7/30/12 9:00am

Scientists recommend their favorite beach reading

The Washington Post quizzes a bunch of famous and high-powered scientists about the books they read for fun, and the books that inspired them when they were younger. Their answers show how some science-fiction books have shaped their lives. » 6/29/10 9:30am 6/29/10 9:30am

Science Fiction's 10 Most Epic Love Stories

Science fiction gives us space wars and robot uprisings, but there's nothing as huge and awesome as a love story that spans star systems or timelines. Here's our list of the top 10 greatest romances in science fiction. » 2/10/10 3:40pm 2/10/10 3:40pm

We Can Handle Man-Eating Plants. But Evil Nuns?

The BBC's three-hour remake of Day Of The Triffids ended the other day, and we're still stuck with mixed feelings. The Triffids themselves are great, but a lot of the other stuff could have been mulched. » 1/01/10 3:04pm 1/01/10 3:04pm

A History of 16 Science Fiction Classics, Told In Book Covers

A single book can inspire a wide range of covers, and sometimes those covers can be works of art themselves. We look at some classic science fiction novels and the various covers they've worn throughout the years. » 11/17/09 2:30pm 11/17/09 2:30pm

Are the Triffids A Uniquely British Monster?

James Bradley, author of The Deep Field, has just written a fascinating essay about Day of the Triffids. He calls the monster-plant novel a Darwinian end-of-the-world scenario, and then points out how it's very different from an American apocalypse story. » 9/03/09 5:34pm 9/03/09 5:34pm

The Craziest Space Racists Of All Time

In the distant future, most our problems will be solved - except racism. Science fiction is full of crazy bigots, who hate aliens, robots and mutants. We list SF's most monstrous racism allegories, below. » 3/27/09 4:26pm 3/27/09 4:26pm