Why does science fiction portray extended human lifespans negatively?

So many of our big media stories about living to be over 120 are negative or take place in a dystopia — from Dorian Gray to In Time. Why is that? Sonia Arrison, author of 100+, tries to explain — and predicts that this could soon change. » 10/29/13 9:40am 10/29/13 9:40am

Did real people inspire these famous fictional monsters?

Was Godzilla inspired by an overweight stagehand? Does Count Dracula have more English actor in his background than Eastern European prince? And does Chucky trace his roots to a little boy and his creepy doll in Key West? We look at some of the legendary tales of real people behind fictional monsters. » 10/27/13 7:00am 10/27/13 7:00am

What if Ernest Hemingway or Oscar Wilde wrote The Lord of the Rings?

Perhaps you've already read the Ayn Rand version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, but how might the epic change in the hands of Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, Ian Fleming, or Lewis Carroll? Or, for that matter, George Lucas or Gene Roddenbury? » 8/19/12 10:30am 8/19/12 10:30am

Uncensored version of Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray finally…

It's only taken 120 years, but the full text of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray has finally gotten published. Wilde's editor J.M. Stoddart removed a large amount of "objectionable" material from the book prior to its first appearance in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in June 1890, including "a number of… » 4/29/11 7:30am 4/29/11 7:30am

If The Picture of Dorian Gray took place in the future, it would be…

Dark Horse Comics has provided us with a sneak peek from an upcoming hardcover edition of their Creepy anthologies. In "Dorian Gray 2001," Oscar Wilde's classic gets a totally gonzo space vampire overhaul. » 1/29/11 12:00pm 1/29/11 12:00pm

The Most Luscious Properties in the Public Domain

Here are 10 stories that belong to everybody, stories that still have plenty of juice in them — even if their earlier incarnations left something to be desired. » 5/13/10 1:22pm 5/13/10 1:22pm