10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. » 12/24/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. » 12/23/14 10:33am Tuesday 10:33am

The 10 Most Surprising Origins of the Animals You Eat

Just what will you be putting on your plate during this holiday season? You probably already know that centuries of selective breeding have produced the creatures we love to feast on, but you might be surprised at how weird the process has been. Here are the 10 most startling origin stories for the animals that most… » 12/22/14 10:14am Monday 10:14am

10 Ways To Turn Your Real Life Experiences Into Science Fiction

Unless you've commanded a starship, fought off an alien invasion or survived a global disaster, your life experiences probably aren't too science-fictional. But still, the most powerful stories are often rooted in things that actually happened. Here are 10 tricks for turning your personal true stories into science… » 12/18/14 10:08am 12/18/14 10:08am

The 14 Most Insane Fictional Versions Of Real Life Historical Figures

History isn't boring, but that doesn't mean it can't stand to be spiced up a bit. That's why historical fiction exists, and why some books, TV movies, and the like sometimes turn real people into heroes, villains, demons, giant robot pilots, and more. Here are some of the least historically accurate historical figures… » 12/12/14 10:16am 12/12/14 10:16am

​Should Any Star Wars Movies Be Made Without George Lucas?

Happy holidays, folks! It's just about time for me to shack up with Olivia Williams in our annual winter vacation, so this is the last "Postal Apocalypse" for a few weeks. Do not weep, for I'll return on December 31st, so keep on sending your letters and I'll try to have an extra big mailbag to make up for it. » 12/10/14 10:00am 12/10/14 10:00am

10 Classic Dr. Strange Storylines That Would Be Perfect For Cumberbatch

At long last, we know who's playing Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, in Marvel's upcoming movie, due Nov. 2016. But who is Dr. Strange? And what's so great about him? We've rounded up eight fantastic storylines about the surgeon-turned-wizard that are both awesome, and provide great material for Benedict Cumberbatch. » 12/10/14 9:15am 12/10/14 9:15am

10 Nearly Perfect Movies, And What They Teach Us About Storytelling

Maybe there's no such thing as a perfect movie. It's usually enough of a miracle that a movie gets made. But every once in a while, a movie manages to tell a great story without a brush stroke noticeably out of place. Here are 10 nearly perfect movies, and what they teach us about storytelling. » 12/03/14 11:14am 12/03/14 11:14am

10 Most Important Science Fiction Books About Superintelligence

The idea that humans might one day become superintelligent — or invent a superintelligent computer — is a staple of science fiction. It's also taken seriously by scientists and engineers as a plausible outcome of today's technologies. Here are ten key books you should read to understand brains of the future. » 12/02/14 4:00pm 12/02/14 4:00pm

​12 Lunatics Who Shouldn't Have Access To Giant Robots

Anime has taught us that teenagers are always the best giant robot pilots, but do they need to be crazy? Because it sure seems like a lot of insane people manage to get in the cockpits of Gundam, EVA Units, and the like. Here are a dozen maniacs who shouldn't be trusted with scissors, let alone giant robots. » 12/01/14 12:00pm 12/01/14 12:00pm