15 classic science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers rejected

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were buried in rejection slips, before they finally broke in. Here are 15 classic novels that publishers didn't want to touch. » 10/19/10 3:36pm 10/19/10 3:36pm

The Forever War remains timeless, especially on September 11

It's been nine years since our own interminable War on Terror started. Can we learn anything from 1976's Hugo-winning novel, Joe Haldeman's The Forever War? » 9/11/10 3:00pm 9/11/10 3:00pm

Ridley Scott brings back his Blade Runner scribe to adapt The Forever…

We know Ridley Scott's plate is full what with the Alien prequel movies, a Monopoly film, Huxley's Brave New World, and a Youtube flick. But his choice of writer just pushed his Forever War to the top of our list. » 8/04/10 12:00pm 8/04/10 12:00pm

"Please Look At Me Neill Blomkamp" Deserves To Be Seen

We're hooked on Doug Williams' blog/plea to District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The concept artist's six-month-long, one-sided conversation with Blomkamp is not only hilarious, it's genius. Plus his District 9 toys, creatures and space landscapes are mesmerizing. Check them out. » 2/16/10 8:00am 2/16/10 8:00am

District 9's Neill Blomkamp Explains Why He Won't Make Big Budget Movies

When District 9 director Neill Blomkamp makes his next film, he won't have a $100 million budget. Instead, he'll keep making films on the (relative) cheap, because it's the only way to make science fiction movies with creative freedom. » 1/01/10 10:30am 1/01/10 10:30am

James Cameron's Avatar Influences Ridley Scott's Forever War

Ridley Scott's movie of Joe Haldeman's Forever War will be a 3-D epic, in the wake of James Cameron's groundbreaking work on Avatar, Scott told a London convention. And it'll have less KY-jelly than Alien. » 3/27/09 12:30pm 3/27/09 12:30pm

Neal Adams' Vision For The Forever War That Never Was

Now that we're all excited about Ridley Scott's Forever War » 10/16/08 3:40pm 10/16/08 3:40pm movie, it's worth looking back at the version by Stuart Gordon () that we almost had in the early 80s. Gordon, who later worked with Forever War author Joe Haldeman on , came close to making a PBS miniseries of the epic war novel, but ended up turning it into…

Joe Haldeman's Back Catalog Could Make Hollywood Billions

With The Forever War » 10/15/08 8:00am 10/15/08 8:00am to the big screen, maybe it's time for Hollywood to take a closer look at Joe Haldeman's other works as well. Haldeman is already talking about trying to have more creative input into movie versions of his other books, if the Ridley Scott film is a hit. So which of his works should get the…