The Victorian Hugos: 1895 Sees The Triumphant Arrival Of H.G. Wells!

I like writing this series. I really do. It’s rewarding in a number of respects. But some years are less enjoyable to cover than others. 1894, for example, had A Prisoner of Zenda, but not much else that was fun. 1895, on the other hand, has a splendid array of science fiction and fantasy, both in novels and short… »8/25/15 12:00pm8/25/15 12:00pm


India's Time Travel Comedy Has A Great Idea: Take A Selfie With Gandhi

This trailer for the new Tamil time travel film Indru Netru Naalai has a few things going for it. First, the time machine looks hella cool. Second, they draw diagrams, which is an essential part of truly great time travel. And there’s a song about using a time machine to go back and take a selfie with Gandhi. »8/05/15 5:00pm8/05/15 5:00pm

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… »6/20/13 1:13pm6/20/13 1:13pm

How do we know time travelers aren't constantly changing the past?

We take it for granted that the past is fixed. History always happened the way we remember it happening. But how do we know for sure that that's the case? If time travel is possible, time travelers could be zipping back and changing things around all the time. How would we even be able to tell if that was the case? »6/01/12 2:31pm6/01/12 2:31pm