Grandmaster of Science Fiction: Theodore Sturgeon

"He understood real people, not just science fiction characters," says science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg of legendary author Theodore Sturgeon. Regarded as one of the godfathers of contemporary science fiction and dark fantasy, Sturgeon's stories are considered classics of speculative fiction, and have… » 8/23/13 6:32pm 8/23/13 6:32pm

Science Fiction Authors Who Could be Hollywood's Next Philip K. Dick

When Hollywood wants a futuristic, paranoid thriller where nothing is what it seems, the studios reach for the work of one man. This week, Philip K. Dick continues his reign as Hollywood's idea spigot, with a remake of Total Recall. More PKD films are in the works, and there's no shortage of material out there. » 7/30/12 2:01pm 7/30/12 2:01pm

Some Excellent Recommendations for 1960s Science Fiction Books Everyone…

Our favorite meme today is the one where people list their top 11 science fiction novels from the 1960s. It started over on Science Fiction Ruminations and then spread to Yellow and Creased. And there are some great, great recommendations in there. I'm struck by the diversity, with the two lists I've seen thus far… » 4/09/12 2:40pm 4/09/12 2:40pm

If SF Publishing Implodes Once Again, Will You Follow Your Favorite…

Science fiction publishing imploded in the 1960s, driving writers like Robert Silverberg to write sleazy sex novels — Silverberg wrote 150 trashy novels in five years, explaining that "A dozen or so magazines for which I had been writing regularly ceased publication overnight; and as for the tiny market for s-f novels… » 11/23/09 9:30am 11/23/09 9:30am

Greatest Time-Travel Duels Of All Time(lines)

Some of the greatest battles in science fiction haven't involved dogfights or shoot-outs, but time-traveling smackdowns, with two different people trying to change history out from under each other. Like Marty and Biff, trying to wipe out each other's timelines in this clip from Back To The Future 2. As soon as you… » 4/15/08 10:30am 4/15/08 10:30am

Which Scifi Drug Do You Wish You Could Take?

Science fiction is full of weird made-up drugs, many of which sound way more fun than boring old smack. There are drugs that make you telepathic, let you navigate space-time, or just give you trippy-ass visions. This wealth of options is due to the fact that science fiction fans are all drug fiends, says one famous… » 1/04/08 12:20pm 1/04/08 12:20pm