12 Incredibly Strange Underground Realms from Science Fiction

Don't judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. There are countless aphorisms about looking below the surface of things, because you never know what you might find — for instance, if you looked below the surface of the Earth, you might find lost civilizations, underground empires, and/or lots and lots of… » 1/02/14 10:00am 1/02/14 10:00am

Great Lost Manuscripts of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Some of the greatest authors of science fiction and fantasy have put words on paper — only to see those words lost or destroyed. Before there were computers, manuscripts got burned or lost in the mail all the time. Here are the famous authors whose books were lost, destroyed, misplaced or erased. » 12/23/13 12:30pm 12/23/13 12:30pm

Will we ever chow down on kibble made for humans?

Twice a day, I pour my dog a bowl full of kibble, a specially formulated blend of barley, lamb, herring, and few other goodies I'm told will fully meet his nutritional needs. Sorting out my own nutritional needs is a bit more complicated. As much as I appreciate the variety afforded me by the bounty of fruits,… » 2/24/13 7:00am 2/24/13 7:00am

A single image covers 67 years of Penguin science fiction book covers

Check out this weird timeline of book covers, showing which colors dominated on their Penguin book covers over the years. It looks like War of the Worlds had a long yellow period, while Journey to the Center of the Earth was cream-colored for decades. Arthur Buxton created this graphic to honor Jules Verne's 185th… » 1/23/13 3:20pm 1/23/13 3:20pm

This 1880s photo is from the greatest Jules Verne-themed prom that…

In the 1880s, famed French actress Sarah Bernhardt posed for what is quite possibly the world's most awkward photograph never to be taken at a high school dance. This picture is one of two notable nautical portraits Bernhardt posed for, both of which are catalogued by the Library of Congress. » 8/15/12 2:45pm 8/15/12 2:45pm

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A space squid battle to remember . . . on a t-shirt!

It's a space squid vs. a retro rocket! And it's a luminous, beautiful, funny tee designed by Kevlar51 to add to your collection. If you're in the States, your excuse is that it's Memorial Day, and you should have this shirt to honor the brave souls who gave their lives in the deadly space battles during the early days … » 5/28/12 8:36am 5/28/12 8:36am

Alan Moore announces new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic,…

Over the weekend, Alan Moore engaged in a 2.5-hour webchat as a fundraiser for Cleveland's Harvey Pekar Library Statue. During this frank conversation, the Bearded Master addressed questions about his feud with Grant Morrison (short answer: there isn't one), why he wrote Neonomicon ("Because I had a massive, massive tax … » 2/06/12 9:10am 2/06/12 9:10am

The Rock invades Jules Verne's Mysterious Island with tiny elephants…

Journey to the Center of the Earth's sequel is minus one Brendan Fraser but plus one Dwayne Johnson. The Rock, who has teamed up with the boy from the first movie because he's his new Step-Dad (did Fraser die in the first movie?!), is trying to find Jules Verne's Mysterious Island (yes from the story). Long story… » 11/10/11 8:44am 11/10/11 8:44am

The 3-D craze comes to classic science fiction book covers

It's not enough that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit will be filmed in 3-D — now your favorite science fiction books will have 3-D covers too. Are you excited yet? Vintage Classics is reissuing five books with 3-D covers: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of … » 10/05/10 3:30pm 10/05/10 3:30pm