Space Heroes Who Should Get Movies if Guardians of the Galaxy is a Hit

Will Guardians of the Galaxy be the next Avengers, or the next Green Lantern? Or something in between? Only time will tell — but everybody's dying to see whether Marvel's huge, ambitious bet pays off. And if it does, here are a dozen other space heroes who could rock their own movies. » 2/24/14 12:17pm 2/24/14 12:17pm

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up

Even starship captains get the blues sometimes. And when you get depressed, or when you're stuck in bed with a nasty case of black plague, you need something to cheer you the frak up. Luckily, there are tons of science fiction and fantasy books with proven restorative properties. » 10/10/12 1:00pm 10/10/12 1:00pm

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

Why Do Anti-Heroes Rule Science Fiction?

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The first time I ever read the word "anti-hero," it was in an article about science fiction, and it's always seemed a very science fictional type of word — like anti-matter, or anti-gravity. Science fiction has its share of one-dimensional white hats, but the characters who capture our imagination are usually the… » 4/25/08 10:54am 4/25/08 10:54am