Webcomic Guide to the Apocalypse: M.P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud

Serialized in 1901, M.P. Shiel's novel The Purple Cloud is considered one of the great classics of early apocalyptic fiction. Even for its time, it's considered a bit of a genre-bender, classed as both theological fantasy and scientific romance. It's also perhaps the first novel to explore the horror of surviving an… » 2/10/13 7:00am 2/10/13 7:00am

Science Fiction's Greatest Stolen Ideas

Science fiction is literature of ideas - it's just that sometimes, those ideas are lifted from elsewhere. Some of the genre's greatest creators have gotten ripped off, or been accused of plagiarism. Here's our list. » 3/24/09 2:35pm 3/24/09 2:35pm