The Greatest Scenes Where Epic Heroes Ask a Random Priest for Advice

Of all the random bits in Man of Steel, one of the randomest was the scene where Supes asks a man of the cloth what a man of the cape should do. In fact, the "Ask a Priest" scene is a staple of science fiction and fantasy. Here are our favorite moments where someone consults a priest, and gets some mostly nonsensical… » 6/21/13 1:00pm 6/21/13 1:00pm

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… » 6/20/13 10:13am 6/20/13 10:13am

R.I.P. Harry Harrison, creator of the Stainless Steel Rat, Bill the…

If Harry Harrison had only created "Slippery" Jim DiGriz, the roguish hero of the Stainless Steel Rat books, he would deserve a high place in science fiction history. But he also wrote dozens of other novels, including the hilarious Bill the Galactic Hero saga, the proto-Steampunk classic A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!, … » 8/15/12 1:52am 8/15/12 1:52am

10 Satirical Novels that Could Teach You To Survive the Future

There's only one thing we know for sure about the future: It'll be weird, and you can't really prepare for it. Just imagine trying to tell someone in 2000 how to prepare for life in 2011. But luckily, there's one surefire way to brace yourself for another round of future shock: by reading a slew of great satires, about … » 12/13/11 10:48am 12/13/11 10:48am

Fictional business cards to fill your scifi Rolodex

Yesterday, we showed you how the corporate websites for science fiction companies might look. But what about their business cards? Designer Fernando Reza has imagined Rolodex fodder for starship researchers, henchmen, and the folks who sweep up zombie guts. » 9/04/10 9:00am 9/04/10 9:00am

R.I.P. Charlton Heston

If you hadn't heard the news by now, Charlton Heston passed away Saturday night at the grand old age of 84. His broad-shouldered, square-jawed, teeth-gritting acting style launched historical characters from Moses to Judah Ben-Hur, but we were more fixated on his body of science fiction work, which was considerable as… » 4/07/08 11:12am 4/07/08 11:12am