Doomed Android Love Story On Infinite Repeat

Some science fiction book lovers have a dark mythology in their heads about literary poaching: literary authors lift speculative ideas and themes, handle them clumsily, and then insult the genre they're pillaging. It's a paranoid fantasy, and mostly not true. But I have a feeling Jeanette Winterson's newest novel, The… » 5/13/08 12:40pm 5/13/08 12:40pm

Are You Ready To Be An Evil Colonist?

Humans are a plague, shredding across the galaxy and destroying other peace-loving creatures. At least, that seems to be the theme of a number of movies that are coming out in the next few years. I've been wondering what would replace the post-apocalyptic-Earth as the stock plot for "dark" science fiction movies, and… » 5/07/08 4:30pm 5/07/08 4:30pm