The Truth About Books, Money, Awards (And Not Quitting Your Day Job)

Authors seldom discuss how much money they actually make writing science fiction or fantasy. But on her blog, Kameron Hurley breaks it down, listing all her advances and how much she actually ended up with. And she explains how winning an award can change the game, and why she won't quit her day job. » 1/29/15 11:02am Yesterday 11:02am

There'll Never Be Another Space TV Show Like Far Out Space Nuts

Back in the day, space opera on television could get pretty crazy. You had heroes who weren't just your standard intrepid space explorers, and stories that were willing to go completely bonkers. But few shows were as genre-breaking and ridiculous as Far Out Space Nuts, from Sid and Marty Krofft. » 1/19/15 4:40pm 1/19/15 4:40pm

First Trailer For Syfy's Expanse Has Zero-G Sex, And Hints Of Space War

Here it is: Your first look at The Expanse, Syfy's huge adaptation of the book series by James S.A. Corey. Including a lot of insanely beautiful visuals, but also a ton of intense drama as the "Belters" at the edge of the solar system chafe under the control of Earth and Mars. What do you think? » 1/15/15 11:20am 1/15/15 11:20am

Kim Stanley Robinson Wanted To Go Hiking On Mars, So He Wrote Red Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of the most important books about terraforming (and interplanetary colonization) of the past 20 years. And Robinson spent 10 years working on it, learning a lot about the subject as he went. But it all started becuase he fantasized about going backpacking on Mars. » 1/08/15 4:30pm 1/08/15 4:30pm

Top 10 Biggest Design Flaws In The U.S.S. Enterprise

Star Trek broke new ground by having a spaceship without fins and rockets, and by consulting with the RAND Corp. on its design. And the Enterprise is indeed a beauty. But the Federation's coolest starship isn't flawless, by any means. Here are the 10 biggest design flaws in the U.S.S. Enterprise. » 1/08/15 10:09am 1/08/15 10:09am

Get Every Single Dark Horse Star Wars Comic For Just $300

There's just a few days left before all of Dark Horse's Star Wars comics vanish from digital sales forever. But luckily, Dark Horse is making it easy to stock up before it's too late. For the rest of 2014, all Dark Horse Star Wars comics are 50 percent off, and you can buy every single comic — 28,353 pages — for $300,… » 12/26/14 4:40pm 12/26/14 4:40pm

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets… » 12/25/14 12:29pm 12/25/14 12:29pm

What's The Dumbest Idea For A Star Trek Movie You Can Come Up With?

So the new Star Trek movie finally has a director (Justin Lin) and a release date (July 8, 2016). We're all terrified it's going to be kind of rushed, and maybe kind of dumb. But what's the worst that could happen? I bet we can come up with something. What's the absolute dumbest Star Trek movie plot you can think of? » 12/24/14 2:00pm 12/24/14 2:00pm

Does Anyone Really Think Star Wars Ruined Science Fiction?

The meme has been going around pretty much since Star Wars first came out in 1977: Star Wars wrecked science fiction. George Lucas' extravagant space opera messed up a genre that was fumbling towards grown-up sophistication. This idea made a bit of a come-back with the Force Awakens teaser, and it's time to kill it. » 12/09/14 11:45am 12/09/14 11:45am

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About Star Trek Season 2

No matter how much you already know about the original Star Trek, there's still undiscovered territory out there. And just like with season one, the new book series These Are The Voyages by Marc Cushman uncovers loads of surprising secrets. Here are a dozen things you probably never knew about Star Trek's second… » 11/24/14 12:34pm 11/24/14 12:34pm