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Where Do Scifi Fads In Mainstream Lit Come From?

Dale Peck and Tim Kring's alternate-history novel is just the latest in a long history of mainstream authors lifting ideas from science fiction. But what sci-fi concepts have been most in vogue with literary publishers — and when did those fads peak? We decided to look at the biggest novels by literary authors that… » 4/18/08 5:06pm 4/18/08 5:06pm

Los Angeles is Open for Your Time Travel Business

If you're a temporal traveler stuck between decades and you find yourself in need of Mammoth Chunks, Anti-Robot Fluid, or Barbarian Repellent, you can now head to Time Travel Mart in Echo Park, Los Angeles. They'll probably have it in stock. Unfortunately, you'll have to come back yesterday if you want something from… » 2/28/08 10:20am 2/28/08 10:20am