Young Adult Science Fiction Is Getting More Pessimistic, Less…

"[In] the Golden Age... there was an emphasis on writing for young people, to essentially hook them and get them excited about the genre, so they would become lifelong science fiction readers. And in those works, juveniles written by people like Heinlein and Asimov and Andre Norton and such, there was this sense that… » 9/23/09 6:30am 9/23/09 6:30am

Young Adult Books Will Save Science Fiction

The biggest growth in science fiction publishing these days, hands down, is happening in the young adult market, and that's great news. While the "real" science fiction publishers are chasing a shrinking - and graying - readership, tweens and teens are discovering SF for themselves, thanks to books from a diverse range… » 8/15/08 2:00pm 8/15/08 2:00pm

Won't Somebody Rescue This Kid From Earth?


Teenage uberdork Mike Pillsbury manages to MacGyver his satellite dish into an interstellar communications relay so he can ask aliens to rescue him from Earth in this demented scene from 1999 TV movie Can Of Worms. Everything about this scene is awesome: the weird science, the breathless speechifying, and the burning… » 1/04/08 11:20am 1/04/08 11:20am