Argo is a fantastic movie about a time when we all thought science…

Ben Affleck's nearly perfect new movie Argo plays with contrasts quite a lot. Again and again, the fake space opera film that the CIA is creating in Affleck's film is juxtaposed with depressing real-life events, like the Iranian hostage crisis and America's Carter-era malaise. Affleck takes the then-brand new myth of … » 10/12/12 9:00am 10/12/12 9:00am

Scenes from a Los Angeles scifi convention, 32 years ago

Old-school cosplayers were fucking rad. They'd spend hours constructing costumes, sometimes with zero guarantee that anybody would know who the hell they were. In this day and age, everyone's got the internet hooked up to their earmuffs. Imagine trying to explain who the Dirty Pair were when a hearty portion of the… » 1/06/12 5:50pm 1/06/12 5:50pm

15 classic science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers rejected

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were buried in rejection slips, before they finally broke in. Here are 15 classic novels that publishers didn't want to touch. » 10/19/10 3:36pm 10/19/10 3:36pm

Scifi Cars That Are Smarter Than KITT

The two smartest cars in the universe get chained up and whipped, until they escape using their super lasers, in this scene from Power Rangers In Space. With Knight Rider zooming back onto our screens this weekend, everybody's acting as though KITT invented the super-smart car. But cars with a mind of their own have a… » 2/11/08 12:00pm 2/11/08 12:00pm

Posthumously-Published Roger Zelazny Novel Coming Soon

Hard Case Crime just announced that they'll be putting out a previously-unpublished novel by deceased multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award winner Roger Zelazny at the start of next year. Currently, nothing else is known about the project - not even whether or not it's all Zelazny or an unfinished project completed after… » 1/17/08 11:40am 1/17/08 11:40am