How Laline Paull Brought Real Science into Her Novel The Bees

Science fiction has a celebrated role in inspiring real scientific advancements. But, the relationship also works in the opposite direction, with science inspiring stories to go to new places. Here, author Laline Paull explains just how scientific facts sent her novel The Bees into an unexpected direction. » 9/24/14 4:20pm 9/24/14 4:20pm

World's Largest Public Archive of SF And Fantasy Receives $3.5-Million

Earlier this month we learned that UC Riverside Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy – the world's largest public reserve of SF/F books and materials – has come under threat by new management. Now, the Eaton Collection is the beneficiary of a $3.5-million gift – the largest ever received by the… » 8/31/14 10:03am 8/31/14 10:03am

Ray Bradbury's Biographer: 'He Was Who He Always Maintained He Was'

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In many ways, Ray Bradbury's life is a biographer's dream — the extensive record of his very public life as a master storyteller surfaces through thousands of media publications, announcements, advertisements, and his own reminiscences. Many years of private interviews led me to still more sources, published and… » 8/28/14 12:58am 8/28/14 12:58am

We Want To Hear Your Six-Word Science Fiction Tales!

What kind of story can you tell in only six words? Will you send us the text from the off-world signage of the future ("EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS BEFORE TERRAFORMING" / tarrkid), go through the ship's log of a strange vessel ("The ship's unsalvageable." - my body's pilot / csmason04), or something else entirely? » 8/05/14 7:00am 8/05/14 7:00am

Study the Fonts in the Movie Moon, To Discover Something Wonderful

There are a million reasons to love Duncan Jones' incredible indie flick Moon, starring Sam Rockwell as an abused Lunar Industries worker who discovers his life is not what it seems. Still, you'll be surprised how amazing the movie looks when you read Dave Addy's essay about fonts in the movie, which reveals a lot… » 7/08/14 3:40pm 7/08/14 3:40pm