Optimistic Scifi Story Stars Videogamer with Martian Dreams

Earlier this year, science fiction writer Jason Stoddard wrote a manifesto calling for “positive” science fiction that's optimistic about the future and features protagonists who can effect real change. The manifesto started a debate about whether positive science fiction could create compelling stories. Stoddard’s… » 12/02/08 12:00pm 12/02/08 12:00pm

Say Hello to Your Shiny, Happy Future

Just as we were asking ourselves when this dreary dystopian fad was going to wear off » 11/02/08 8:00am 11/02/08 8:00am, news comes from a sunnier side of the universe. We’ve been plagued with so many movies and books that paint the future as a big, bad place to live that I’ve started to wonder if I should build a bomb shelter or just stock up on…