Does Anyone Really Think Star Wars Ruined Science Fiction?

The meme has been going around pretty much since Star Wars first came out in 1977: Star Wars wrecked science fiction. George Lucas' extravagant space opera messed up a genre that was fumbling towards grown-up sophistication. This idea made a bit of a come-back with the Force Awakens teaser, and it's time to kill it. » 12/09/14 11:45am 12/09/14 11:45am

Is it time for another New Wave of science fiction?

Back in the 1960s, a gang of rebellious authors, led by Michael Moorcock among others, launched an uprising called the New Wave, which shook up science fiction and introduced more literary aspirations, weirdness, and diversity. Over at, David Barnett wonders if we're in for another wave. » 5/27/13 2:30pm 5/27/13 2:30pm

Post-Punk/New Wave Icons as Super Heroes

This great super hero/post-punk hero crossover is pretty impressive. Created by Brazilian designer/illustrator Butcher Billy, you can buy them as prints, t-shirts and iphone covers - just click on the link. I quite fancy the Batman/Ian Curtis one as a t-shirt. » 5/16/13 3:44pm 5/16/13 3:44pm

Turkish Star Wars, transformed into a music video for Turkish punk and…

You may be familiar with Turkish Star Wars a.k.a. Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam a.k.a. The Man Who Saved The World a.k.a. that movie that cribbed scenes from Star Wars and the theme of Indiana Jones. » 9/17/11 8:30am 9/17/11 8:30am