Great Opening Sentences From Science Fiction Novels

You can tell a lot about a science fiction book from its first sentence. A truly great first sentence establishes a tone, sticks in your mind, and serves as a little otherworldly koan, confounding your expectations. And maybe freaking your shit a little. Here are our favorite science fiction opening sentences of all… »11/11/14 3:24pm11/11/14 3:24pm

Ender's Game studio tries reaching out to the LGBT community

This week, we wondered whether a boycott against the Ender's Game movie—prompted by author Orson Scott Card's particularly disgusting views on homosexuality—might be successful. It seems that Lionsgate, the studio distributing the film, is taking the prospect of a boycott seriously, issuing a statement to distance… »7/13/13 4:00pm7/13/13 4:00pm

DC artist quits Adventures of Superman over Orson Scott Card controversy

Fans and retailers aren't the only people upset that DC has hired very vocal gay rights denier Orson Scott Card to write the digital-first Adventures of Superman comic; artist Chris Sprouse, who was due to illustrate Card's take specifically, has just quit the book due to the controversy. Sprouse gave a statement… »3/05/13 2:30pm3/05/13 2:30pm

Can Batwoman's Gay Marriage Rescue DC Comics from Angry Fans?

Sometimes a social issue overrides spoiler warnings. Headlines across the web have announced the news: In Batwoman #17, which came out yesterday, the superhero proposed to her girlfriend. It's a first for DC comics. But is this too little, too late for the company that has outraged fans by hiring anti-gay activist… »2/21/13 3:25pm2/21/13 3:25pm

First Look at Harrison Ford's Wrathful Colonel Graff in Ender's Game

Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in the upcoming Ender's Game movie, seen yelling at Asa Butterfield's Ender in the barracks. What do you think Ford is saying? Personally, I like to think he's trying to defend the realism of Crystal Skull's "nuke the fridge" scene. "Lucas… »12/05/12 10:40am12/05/12 10:40am

Official Ender's Game movie synopsis reveals a game will definitely be played by someone named Ender

The latest official synopsis of Gavin Hood's screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game promises us war games, which we're going to go ahead and assume refers to the book's iconic zero-gravity Battle School action scenes. We have no idea if they're going to pull this off, but we're still excited to see them… »11/19/12 11:35am11/19/12 11:35am

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad

Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language… »6/21/12 6:23pm6/21/12 6:23pm

Most Mind-Blowing Surprise Endings from Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Lots of science fiction and fantasy novels have twist endings — but a few of them have twists so startling, they actually change your understanding of what's been going on in the whole book. The coolest twist endings turn the whole reality of the story on its head and leave you rethinking everything you've read thus… »5/17/12 6:00pm5/17/12 6:00pm