Space Heroes Who Should Get Movies if Guardians of the Galaxy is a Hit

Will Guardians of the Galaxy be the next Avengers, or the next Green Lantern? Or something in between? Only time will tell — but everybody's dying to see whether Marvel's huge, ambitious bet pays off. And if it does, here are a dozen other space heroes who could rock their own movies. » 2/24/14 12:17pm 2/24/14 12:17pm

Ramez Naam's nanotech mind-control novel Nexus gets a movie deal

We loved Ramez Naam's novel Nexus, about a group of subversive grad students who invent a drug that allows you to run software in your brain. Now it may become a movie. » 3/13/13 3:20pm 3/13/13 3:20pm

A novel about why Buddhists could eventually rule the world

There's already been a lot of buzz about futurist Ramez Naam's first science fiction novel, Nexus, because it offers such a persuasively realistic portrait of human enhancement. A few decades into the future, a drug/biotechnology called Nexus is making its way through the underground. When ingested, it creates a… » 1/30/13 2:30pm 1/30/13 2:30pm

Re-Wiring the Brain: The Science of Nexus

My science fiction novel Nexus is out today. It's a story about the struggle over a technology that can get information in and out of the human brain – senses, thoughts, emotion, all sorts of information. (Read an excerpt here.) That's science fiction, right? » 12/18/12 2:00pm 12/18/12 2:00pm

Computer scientist scores two-book deal with Angry Robot

Ramez Naam is a software engineer who spent years at Microsoft working on Explorer, Outlook, and Bing. Then he became fascinated by biotechnology and authored a non-fiction book called More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. And now he's turned to science fiction. He's sold two books, Nexus » 2/24/12 11:49am 2/24/12 11:49am

What it feels like to ride on the back of a rocket into the upper…

A Nexus One smart phone got launched 28,000 feet into the atmosphere, riding on the back of a rocket, and captured the whole ride on video. Yes, it's a little dizzying (rockets spin as they fly) but still awesome. » 7/28/10 12:09pm 7/28/10 12:09pm

Tis The Season For Tesla, Frankenstein And This Week's Comics

You can tell that we're getting closer to Hallowe'en, just by looking at this week's new comic releases: Vampires! Zombie plagues! Frankenstein's Monster! Nikolai Tesla! Okay, maybe not that last one. But these are still Comics We Crave. » 10/20/09 9:00am 10/20/09 9:00am

Axe-Wielding Schoolgirls Battle Spacemen For Your Comics Dollar

Despite what many of you merry perverts may think, it's not all musclemen in tights and axe-wielding schoolgirls in short skirts in comicbookland. Although, to be fair, both of those categories are represented in this Wednesday's comic shops, as the pre-Summer lull gets filled with reprints and all manner of plot… » 4/22/08 9:00am 4/22/08 9:00am