What's The Worst Movie That Saved Your Life On A Long Airplane Flight?

Something magical happens on a long-haul airplane flight. Sometimes the absolute worst movie is the best medicine. In that half-awake, dehydrated state somewhere over the ocean, with babies screaming and people kicking your seat, a truly terrible movie is the best distraction. What's the worst movie you've ever loved… » 12/19/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

What's The Best Example Of Science Fiction Subverting A Stereotype?

Science fiction and fantasy are supposed to be mind-expanding and thoughtful — but sometimes these genres fall prey to dumb stereotypes. So it's always thrilling when they manage to rise above and do something different. What's the best example of genre storytelling that avoids (or subverts) a stereotype? » 12/18/14 3:57pm Thursday 3:57pm

What Invention Do You Most Hope To See Within Your Lifetime?

We've already seen some incredible technical advances roll out in our own not-too-distant pasts and we look to be on the cusp of quite a few more. But let's face it: The pace of research can be slow, while our lives are really pretty short. So what invention rollout do you still most hope to be around for? » 12/18/14 7:00am Thursday 7:00am

Which Book Has Been Imitated Many Times, But Remains Unique?

Sometimes a book comes along that changes everything, and makes people revise their notions of what science fiction and fantasy are capable of. And then tons of people try to emulate that book's achievement, with mixed results. But what's your favorite book that spawned a ton of imitators, but remained one of a kind? » 12/17/14 2:29pm Wednesday 2:29pm

What's The Most Shocking Moment In Any Science Fiction Or Fantasy Book?

Television shows and movies don't have a monopoly on "holy crap, what just happened" moments. Science fiction and fantasy books are full of twists and events that make you throw the book across the room... then run to retrieve it, so you can know what happens next. What's the most shocking scene you've ever read? » 12/12/14 2:23pm 12/12/14 2:23pm

What Character Did You Hate... Until They Turned Unexpectedly Badass?

Science fiction and fantasy are full of characters who seem useless, good only for weak comedy or weaker "audience identification." But it only takes one great "fuck yeah" moment to change a character from "waste of space" to "all-time favorite." Which character annoyed you, until they suddenly revealed how badass… » 12/08/14 2:09pm 12/08/14 2:09pm