9 Scientific Breakthroughs That Killed Science Fiction Subgenres

Science fiction looks to the future — but sometimes the future catches up to you. Sometimes, an idea generates tons of great science fiction stories — until science reveals the truth, and kills it dead. Or technology surpasses it. Here are nine scientific breakthroughs that destroyed science fiction subgenres. » 8/29/13 10:29am 8/29/13 10:29am

"Unfilmable" Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Somehow Got Filmed

Next week sees the release of Cloud Atlas, the movie version of one of the most famously unfilmable books of all time. But Cloud Atlas isn't the first supposedly unfilmable book to make it to the screen. There have been several classic novels that everybody thought couldn't be captured on film — until somebody did it.… » 10/19/12 1:12pm 10/19/12 1:12pm

A world with more William Gibson LEGO sets is a world we can live in

When it comes to literary characters to depict in LEGO, you can't beat Jones, the cybernetic, heroin-addicted dolphin from William Gibson's 1981 tale Johnny Mnemonic. Explains sculptor Cole Blaq: » 7/17/12 11:40am 7/17/12 11:40am

The Fake Criterion Collection posters for Drive Angry are Pure Artistic…

What would the cover of exploitation gem Drive Angry look like if it got a special Criterion release? The Fake Criterion Collection takes on the greatest bad movies and translates them into gorgeously hilarious art pieces. Here are our favorites. » 2/25/11 2:58pm 2/25/11 2:58pm

How To Jog Your Memory, The Science Fiction Hero Way

The busier you get, the more stuff you forget, and navigating that mental clutter can be worse than steering through an asteroid field. Luckily, lots of intrepid galactic heroes have faced faulty memories, and created some handy techniques for remembering. » 12/07/09 10:30am 12/07/09 10:30am

When Did Japan Stop Being The Future?

U.S. science fiction used to be fascinated with Japan, from Blade Runner to Neuromancer. Everything Japanese was cooler, sleeker and shinier than our grubby American aesthetic, and Japan was destined to dominate. And then, Japan's futuristic status waned. What happened? » 6/18/09 3:32pm 6/18/09 3:32pm