Robot Separatists: The Best Stories About A.I.s Leaving Humanity Behind

When we finally create artificial intelligences and supersmart robots, everybody expects the very next thing they'll try and do is wipe out humanity. Right? Maybe not. Some artificial creations just want to be left alone, to do their own thing. Here's our semi-complete list of stories about robot separatists. » 10/01/13 2:34pm 10/01/13 2:34pm

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

After the Singularity, heaven will be filled with pop-up ads

Taking cues from Jim Munroe's Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker's Postsingular, Tom Scott (previously) put together this deliciously twisted short animation Welcome to Life. Scott describes this film as "a science fiction story about what you see when you die. Or: the Singularity, ruined by lawyers." I'm loving the bit … » 5/14/12 8:15am 5/14/12 8:15am

June Books Bring Space Opera, Angry Robots, and a Zombie Coming-of-Age …

Looking for something to stick in the beach bag? This month brings new novels by Jacqueline Carey and Laurell K. Hamilton, plus zombies, vampires, robots, and some levitating kids. » 6/09/11 10:56am 6/09/11 10:56am

The best science fiction and fantasy books for summer escapism

Summer is the most escapist time of year, with vacations and long voyages. And no escapist jaunt is complete without a visit to other worlds. Here are the best science fiction and fantasy books for this summer's beach reading. » 7/08/10 4:00pm 7/08/10 4:00pm

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

10 Best Robot Bodies To Load Your Brain Into

You can't be beautiful and immortal until you abandon your meatsack! Surrogates, opening Friday, shows a culture that's gone over to robot avatars. But here are ten other universes where you could abandon your flesh for a shiny, perfect robo-body. » 9/23/09 4:25pm 9/23/09 4:25pm