All The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We're Dying to Read in 2012

Science fiction and fantasy books are bigger than ever. A Dance With Dragons and Stephen King's time-travel saga rule the bestseller lists. Literary authors all flock to write about zombies, apocalypses and time travel. And by all indications, 2012 is going to be an even greater year for genre books. » 1/11/12 11:05am 1/11/12 11:05am

How life is imitating science fiction in Egypt

Walter Jon Williams' Deep State, out next week, picks up the themes of viral marketing and social media from his previous novel This Is Not A Game. And a lot of the stuff that Williams wrote about is very similar to what's been happening in Egypt and Tunisia. Is Williams a prophet of the internet age, or just lucky?… » 2/03/11 2:21pm 2/03/11 2:21pm

Scariest future dystopias where the Conservatives have won

It's election day, and all indications are that the GOP will sweep Congress. What's the worst that can happen under the Republicans? Science fiction has the answer, with a wealth of stories about right-wing policies taken to horrendous extremes. » 11/02/10 11:40am 11/02/10 11:40am

Virtual Resurrection: The Dead Who Went To Cyber-Heaven

Is there life after death? Maybe, if you're wired. After all, death is just a failure of storage media. Science fiction is full of people who've died in meatspace, only to live on in cyberspace. Here's our inventory of cyber-Heaven. » 6/07/09 3:00pm 6/07/09 3:00pm

Future Dystopias Where Conservatives Have Won

What's the worst that can happen if you vote Republican in November? Science fiction has the answer, with a wealth of stories about right-wing policies taken to their most horrendous extremes. We already recounted the scariest dystopias where liberals triumph, and now here's our list of the most awesome dark futures… » 9/24/08 7:04pm 9/24/08 7:04pm