How We Imagine the Future in Dark Times

I have a feature in the Washington Post "Outlook" section today about how people have imagined the future during difficult periods in history (including our own). Check it out! » 1/04/09 4:20pm 1/04/09 4:20pm

The "It" List Of Small Presses Publishing Scary Stuff

The coolest (and most chilling) horror and dark-fantasy titles are coming out on small presses, says Washington Post critic Michael Dirda. His suggestions include off-beat titles that will rescue you from winter doldrums. » 12/22/08 12:56pm 12/22/08 12:56pm

Future Scenarios that Don't Look Like SciFi Are Wrong

Science fiction is the go-to genre when you're looking for a glimpse of the future. Joel Achenbach makes a persuasive case in the Sunday Washington Post that the best way to stay in front of the dizzying pace of technological progress is to keep up on your Star Trek and take what Arthur C. Clarke wrote to heart. He… » 4/15/08 9:29am 4/15/08 9:29am