Long lost Star Trek script won't be a fan film, after all

The lost Star Trek script by Norman Spinrad ("The Doomsday Machine") may have been found — but it won't be coming to your screen any time soon. » 4/02/12 8:11am 4/02/12 8:11am

Read a lost Star Trek script by the writer of "The Doomsday Machine"

Prolific novelist Norman Spinrad wrote two scripts for the original Star Trek — but only one of them was produced, "The Doomsday Machine." The other one, "He Walked Among Us," was scrapped, and nobody's been able to read it — until now. » 2/22/12 11:02am 2/22/12 11:02am

How many definitions of science fiction are there?

Science fiction is the literature of our times, the fuel of our imaginations and the source of our favorite imaginary worlds. But what do we mean when we talk about "science fiction?" Here are some of the many definitions. » 8/27/10 7:30am 8/27/10 7:30am

An "Alternate History For Newbies" Primer Makes A Stab At Creating An…

Interested in diving into alternate history fiction? The Onion AV Club has an unusual recommendation: steer clear of both Philip Roth and Harry Turtledove, and start with a Pulitzer-nominated but seldom-discussed 1972 novel instead. » 8/13/09 9:00am 8/13/09 9:00am

Telepathic Alcoholics More Common In Books Than Movies

Why can't movie science fiction be as creative as the books? Brendan at Balancing Frogs just read a collection of 1950s science fiction novellas about ancient telepathic civilizations, crystalline alien explorers and super-advanced humans who despise their primitive Earth cousins. Each story has at least one loopy… » 11/13/07 12:20pm 11/13/07 12:20pm