Attack the Block's Joe Cornish may be the director of Star Trek 3

He's been rumored to be in the running for a while now, but apparently Joe Cornish — director of the British scifi hit Attack the Block and co-writer of the CG Tintin movie and Edgar Wright's upcoming Ant-Man film — is Paramount's #1 choice to take over directing duties for the Star Trek movie franchise. » 11/04/13 11:40am 11/04/13 11:40am

Did Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash predict the world of today?

That's what a number of venture capitalists and futurists told the Wall Street Journal recently. They cite Stephenson's classic novel as a harbinger of many current staples, from World of Warcraft to Google's search capabilities. » 6/06/13 11:34am 6/06/13 11:34am

Could you really trigger a bomb with a decrease in vital signs?

It's the last scene of a film you've waited months to see. The villain makes a smug remark, stating that if his heart stops, a nuclear device in a distant shed will go off. The hero, of course, lowers his gun and pauses. Bomb triggers linked to vital signs often appear in fiction, making for an easy plot devices. But… » 8/17/12 7:00am 8/17/12 7:00am

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes,…

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… » 6/27/12 11:15am 6/27/12 11:15am

Attack the Block's Joe Cornish is adapting Snow Crash. Plus is I Am…

Chris Meloni provides tons of spoilers for True Blood. Will Smith explains why he's hesitant about I Am Legend 2. Dominic Cooper discusses the ins and outs of playing Abraham Lincoln's only vampire ally. Brian Michael Bendis says FX's Powers TV show isn't dead yet. Plus tons of Falling Skies spoilers! » 6/15/12 6:00am 6/15/12 6:00am

Police composite software makes realistic portraits of literary…

We all use the physical descriptions of literary characters to form an image of how that character might look, but what if you translated these portraits using police software? In his portrait series The Composites, Brian Joseph Davis uses law enforcement composite software to see determine how these characters… » 3/18/12 1:00pm 3/18/12 1:00pm

10 Science Fiction Books That Changed the Course of History

Many science fiction books imagine strange new worlds — but only a few science fiction books have actually changed the world we live in. A few visionary authors have managed to make such an impression that they left the world a vastly different place. » 8/18/11 10:00am 8/18/11 10:00am

Party Down is the greatest nerd TV series you never saw

Party Down may be dead, but protagonist Roman DeBeer's psychotic scifi rants will live on forever. Tragically the show was just canceled, so we decided to compile the greatest hits from our favorite TV nerd. » 7/07/10 4:44pm 7/07/10 4:44pm

Show Your Cyberpunk Pride With This CosaNostra Pizza T-Shirt From Snow…

You too can be a deliverator for Uncle Enzo with this CosaNostra Pizza t-shirt. You may not have the swashbucklery of Hiro Protagonist, but hey, think of it as insta-cyberpunk street cred this side of the Metaverse. [ThinkGeek via Boing Boing] » 5/09/10 12:30pm 5/09/10 12:30pm

Neal Stephenson Gets Half A Million Dollars, But Did He Have To Switch…

Neal Stephenson confirmed his status as one of science fiction's leading authors, in the wake of the acclaimed Anathem, by selling his next book in what Publisher's Marketplace calls a "major deal." (In other words, it was worth at least $500,000.) But the book, called REAMDE, is classified as "thriller" rather than… » 7/14/09 2:45pm 7/14/09 2:45pm

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

Where The Hell Is Our Diamond Age?

Last year at the Television Critics Association, where professional couch pota... er, critics get together to be spoon-fed updates from the networks about what to watch during the upcoming season, the Sci Fi Channel announced that George Clooney and his buddy Grant Heslov were developing Neal Stephenson's awesome The… » 1/03/08 8:40am 1/03/08 8:40am