Subtle Science Fiction Touches to Spice Up Your Ready Room

Over at Apartment Therapy, there's a great round-up of subtle science fiction designs that you can add to your apartment. Including this fantastic ray-gun pillow called Atom Blaster 5000, from Choice Cuts Industries on Etsy. We also love this Mod Lamp from Urban Outfitters: » 7/26/12 3:33pm 7/26/12 3:33pm

Air Force wants ray guns for "weed prevention"

The Air Force is looking to hire a gardener - preferably one with ray guns. You see, just like the rest of us, the military is embarrassed by their unkempt, weed-filled backyards. They've tried spraying those pesky weeds with toxic herbicides, but chemicals are expensive and - this was news to me - apparently, when… » 11/13/11 9:15am 11/13/11 9:15am

Important Safety Instructions for Ray Guns, Teleporters and Bionic Arms

So you've got yourself a fancy new blaster. But will you know how to use it safely, and avoid melting your face? Miles Donovan with The Daily Robot has created amazing safety instructions for some of your most important science fiction gadgetry. Check out the posters for teleportation devices and bionic limbs below. » 2/16/11 7:30am 2/16/11 7:30am

Ray-Blunderbuss Available: It's What The Refined Astronauts Use

We're all familiar with the sexy-as-hell ray gun collection from Weta » 9/26/08 9:30am 9/26/08 9:30am. Well, now your very own ray-blunderbuss is available for pre-order. This ray gun is packing one hell of a muzzle, and if it's anything like its ancestor, this thing is going to spray death rays all over your enemies' faces. Prices for the “The…

Greg Broadmore: Friend to Rayguns

Welcome to The Jewels of Apator, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's bimonthly column on the intersection of art and the fantastic. Self-described "dinosaur nerd" and "friend to robots" Greg Broadmore recently wrote and illustrated Dr. Grordborts Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory-a serious critical study of the excesses of… » 7/25/08 9:00am 7/25/08 9:00am

All the Best Futuristic Guns for Your Holster

Science fiction has three iconic images that definite the genre: aliens, rockets, and rayguns. Whether due to our obsession with phallic guns, or the idea that a laser pistol is just too cool to pass up, the scifi gun has endured since H.G. Wells introduced them as a "Heat-Ray" in 1898's War of the Worlds. As good… » 1/23/08 11:00am 1/23/08 11:00am