Terrafugia's revamped flying car should be ready by 2021. No, really.

Before even releasing its first flying car, Terrafugia has already begun work on its successor, the TF-X — a much sexier four-seat hybrid capable of vertical takeoff. The company also announced that the Transition will be ready in about two years. Or maybe three. We're so totally holding our breath. » 5/08/13 6:20am 5/08/13 6:20am

Bad Boys of the Multiverse: An Alternate Universe Reading Guide

Have we gone multiverse crazy? Iain Banks' latest novel, Transition, is just the latest of a long line of sideways-traveling books, and this theme is more prevalent than ever. Here are some of my favorites, with spoilers and foul language. » 10/02/09 3:20pm 10/02/09 3:20pm

With "Transition," Iain M. Banks Reinvents The Multiverse Novel

Iain M. Banks' latest novel Transition, in bookstores this week, will jelly your brains in brilliant weirdness. Banks turns political world-building on its head in this exciting tale of an Earth-based multiverse in turmoil, where dimension-hopping assassins jockey for power. » 9/23/09 4:26pm 9/23/09 4:26pm

Listen To Iain Banks' New Novel For Free

Iain Banks' free podcast of his new novel Transition just launched in the U.S. today, and it's already #11 on the iTunes Top 20 in the U.K. The author is reading 15-minute installments from an abridged version twice a week. » 9/22/09 2:00pm 9/22/09 2:00pm

Iain M. Banks' New Novel: Literary In The U.K., Science Fiction In The…

Iain M. Banks is a giant of modern-day science fiction, so it's dispiriting to read his slightly down-at-the-mouth interview in the Guardian. His book advances are getting smaller, but the good news is he'll be writing more books in response. » 9/08/09 11:18am 9/08/09 11:18am