Four Famous Writers Whose Prose Was Crap

Column by Cath Murphy March 22, 2016
Do you sometimes read over your work and wince? Don't worry, even the literary greats wrote prose that sucked balls.

Book vs Film: 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' vs 'Blade Runner'

Column by Cath Murphy June 19, 2014
When I saw 'Blade Runner' I expected 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' to be just the same. Boy was I in for a surprise.

Punkpunk: A Compendium of Literary Punk Genres

Column by Daniel Hope February 17, 2014
A list of the types of science fiction punk genres, starting at cyberpunk and working our way to absurdity.

12 Unpublished Novels We Wish We Could Read

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2013
Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.

Peeling Back the Onion: 5 Books That Subvert Narrative Expectation

Column by Christopher Shultz
For twisty narratives that keep you guessing right up until the very end, you could do a lot worse than these five books.

10 Big-Time Literary Druggies

Column by Ed Sikov April 5, 2013
An acid trip down memory lane: writers who achieved fame and fortune as (mostly) unrepentant drug users.
'The Man in the High Castle' for SyFy

Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle' for SyFy

News by Christopher Shultz February 14, 2013
The 'Blade Runner' director plans to bring us another Dick-adapted vision of the future, this time on the small screen.

Book Vs. Film: Total Recall / We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

Column by Jon Korn August 10, 2012
Does the remake of the adaptation live up to its source material? Like Philip K. Dick's stuff wasn't meta enough already... Start the LitReactor!

Philip K. Dick: A Primer

Column by Jon Korn July 25, 2012
With a 'Total Recall' remake about to hit theaters - and more adaptations in the pipeline - it's time to learn more about the man behind the replicants.

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn July 13, 2012
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.

Gear Up! It's The Top Ten Technologies in Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn May 25, 2012
From superintelligent spaceships to existential spray cans, Sci-Fi is all about the gear. Jon Korn geeks out over his favorites.

Fallen Idols: Disappointing Truths About Five Famous Authors

Column by Cath Murphy April 25, 2012
Like most readers, I want authors to 'fit' the fiction they create, and when they fail to live up to my myths about them, I get fractious.

Interdimensional Hit Parade: Sci-Fi Influenced Pop Music

Column by Jon Korn April 12, 2012
There are good songs, there are great songs, and then there are songs that reference Kurt Vonnegut. Jon Korn explores science fiction influenced music.

10 Science Fiction Books That I Love (And You Will At Least Like A Lot)

Column by Jon Korn March 20, 2012
As the new guy around the site, Jon Korn introduces himself via the favorite medium of everyone from David Letterman to Yahweh- science fiction.