What the New Yorker and Tin House science fiction issues tell us about…

People who enjoy seeing the collision of literary and genre fiction have an unusual bounty right now: The New Yorker just turned its summer fiction edition over to science fiction. And last month the literary magazine Tin House produced its first "Science Fair" edition. » 5/31/12 1:51pm 5/31/12 1:51pm

The Hulk reviews Mark Ruffalo's performance as... The Hulk.

Well this is just brilliant. The folks over at The New Yorker's Culture Desk recently asked everyone's favorite big, green film critic — Film Crit Hulk — to comment on Mark Ruffalo's Hulk in The Avengers. » 5/08/12 2:30pm 5/08/12 2:30pm

New Yorker short story covers the foibles of a sadistic D&D dungeon…

In this week's issue of The New Yorker, Sam Lipsyte's "The Dungeon Master" follows a group of teenagers who roleplay with a creepy, autocratic DM. The hilarious but jarring story illustrates how totally arbitrary dungeon-mastering can ruin a game. » 9/27/10 4:00pm 9/27/10 4:00pm

Alien Invasion A Deadly Letdown, According To The New Yorker

It figures. When aliens finally do invade and take over our planet, it'll be just as much an anti-climax as everything else. Are you ready for space conquest with ennui? The New Yorker hopes so. » 2/09/09 11:12am 2/09/09 11:12am

Jonathan Lethem Returns To Science Fiction, With A Gorgeous Downer Of A…

Jonathan Lethem has a haunting new story of astronauts stranded on a space station in this week's New Yorker » 11/12/08 3:20pm 11/12/08 3:20pm. "Lostronaut" is a depressingly bleak, yet beautiful, story told in the form of an astronaut's letters home to a loved one. It's the most science fictional thing I've seen from Lethem in ages, and also one of…

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In The Garden Of Iden, Kage Baker's fantastic novel about time-traveling cyborgs who work for the 24th century Company, is available as a free download. Five-year-old Mendoza is about to be tortured to death as a Jew in the Spanish Inquisition, when she's rescued by the Company and turned into a time-traveling… » 6/18/08 12:11pm 6/18/08 12:11pm