It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read. »
The cities of the future are massive, sprawling, beautiful monsters, covering entire coastlines — and in some cases, entire continents. Whether it's Judge Dredd's Mega-Cities or William Gibson's "Sprawl," future cities always devour land. Here's a map of future megalopolises. »
Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… »
Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe! »
When many American citizens cast their vote this November, they'll be choosing between the lesser of two evils. But why choose the lesser evil when you can choose a supervillain as your president? After all, supervillains can be effective leaders, provided you can get past the lying, unilateral decision-making,… »
Are you looking forward to one day preserving your freshly expired body with cryoprotective fluids and waiting for revival, decades or centuries in the future? Several cryopreservation companies cater to this option, but how does one fund this process? »
There are times when nothing looks good in the fridge. There are even times when nothing looks good in the store, or on the menu. Occasionally - at least for the fortunate people who live in the 'obesity is a problem' countries - all food looks boring and routine; like it's been served to you a million times before.… »
We love Halloween, but we also realize that some readers lack the free time or emotional investment to build a lifesize Power Loader from Aliens. Here are 20 costumes that you can whip up by Halloween weekend. »
2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already. »
Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, a time when families gather around the table and chow down on tasty treats. But, when it comes to being eaten, some foods are less agreeable than others; some would rather eat you. »
Everybody thought comic book creator and Lost scribe Brian K. Vaughan was so creative when he came up with the premise for post-apocalyptic comic book Y the Last Man. In it, a mysterious force wipes out the entire male population of all species except for the main character, Yorick, and his male monkey. But we didn't… »
Must-read comics are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-read is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Date: 1998 - 2004 (reprinting material from 1997 - 2003).
Vitals: In a familiar cyberpunk dystopian future… »