'Discovery' vs. 'The Orville': Who Treks Better?

Column by BH Shepherd November 17, 2017
A comparative look at the two new shows trying to carry on the Star Trek legacy.

Why You Should Be More Like Andy Weir

Column by Justin Hunter
You've heard of 'The Martian,' right? Read the book, seen the movie? Well, the novel was written by Andy Weir, and you should be more like him.
Nik Korpon, audiobooks, Sci-Fi

A Conversation with Nik Korpon on 'Blade Runner,' Audiobook Pronunciation, and His New Novel 'The Rebellion's Last Traitor'

Interview by Rob Hart
In Nik Korpon's latest, memory is a commodity bought, sold, and experienced like a drug. He talks a bit about 'The Rebellion's Last Traitor,' the first in a series at Angry Robot Books.

Time Out: Don't Write Time Travel (Unless You Do It Right)

Column by Peter Derk February 3, 2017
Why do we keep writing the same time travel stories, and how can we change?
Bookshots: 'Last Year' by Robert Charles Wilson

Bookshots: 'Last Year' by Robert Charles Wilson

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of "Last Year" by Robert Charles Wilson.

LitReactor Community Spotlight: April 2016

Column by Nathan Scalia April 6, 2016
The official LitReactor community update for April 2016.

5 Storytelling Lessons from the Original Star Wars Trilogy

Column by Rajan Khanna December 17, 2015
Rajan Khanna looks at storytelling lessons from 'Star Wars' Episodes 4-6.

'Ex Machina' and the Reinvention of the Femme Fatale

Column by Christopher Shultz June 4, 2015
Alex Garland's directorial debut isn't just science fiction, it's also film noir. While this pairing isn't new, the femme fatale definitely is.

The Accuracy of Edward Bellamy: Predicting the Future with Science Fiction

Column by Daniel Hope November 21, 2014
'Looking Backward' purports to tell the state of America in the year 2000. It's wildly inaccurate, but it's still worth a read.

A Brief History of Space Opera

Column by Daniel Hope November 11, 2014
A look at the origins and history of space opera, which is a subgenre of science fiction.

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.

10 Stories by Ray Bradbury That Would Make Great Movies

Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.

The Absence of Story in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Column by BH Shepherd June 4, 2013
While it bears the brand of a franchise best known for being about exploring the unknown, the latest installment from Abrams is content to boldly go where many movies have gone before.
 2013 Nebula Award Winners

And Now, the Winners of the 2013 Nebula Awards...

News by Christopher Shultz May 20, 2013
Some new and familiar faces took home the SFWA's top honors over the weekend. Let's find out who.

The 10 Best Star Trek Villains Ever (Besides Khan)

Column by BH Shepherd May 16, 2013
Sure, everyone knows about Khan and his wrath, but who are the other all time greats of Star Trek villainy?
Teleport Us

Teleport Us: Hitting The Halfway Point, Plus Announcing More Prizes For Readers and Writers!

News by Jessica Taylor February 15, 2013
Have you gotten in on the excitement of our sci-fi writing challenge? Find out what you're missing, where to start, and why you want to do this!

Watch Out For That First Step – It’s A Doozy: The Top 10 Time Loop Stories

Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!
LitReactor: Teleport Us Writing Challenge

Teleport Us: LitReactor's Sci-Fi Writing Challenge Is Open For Submissions

News by Rob Hart February 1, 2013
Our sci-fi writing challenge is open to submissions! Get 'em in! Read some stuff! And meet some of the authors who've offered to read and critique the top-rated stories...
'Teleport Us' - LitReactor's Second Writing Challenge

'Teleport Us' - LitReactor's Sci-Fi Writing Challenge

News by Rob Hart January 2, 2013
Our horror fiction challenge is in the bag. Time to switch genres... Announcing 'Teleport Us' - LitReactor's Second Writing Challenge! New rules. New genre. New prizes!
Harper Voyager To Accept Unagented Manuscripts

The Editor Will See You Now: Harper Voyager To Accept Unagented Manuscripts

News by Kimberly Turner September 14, 2012
Harper Voyager, HarperCollins's sci-fi and fantasy imprint, will hold an open call for manuscripts to discover talented new authors from October 1-14. Are they looking for you?

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!
Singularity & Co. Rescues Vintage Sci-Fi From The Abyss

Singularity & Co. Rescues Vintage Sci-Fi From The Abyss

News by Kimberly Turner
A new Brooklyn-based bookstore is giving forgotten, out-of-print Sci-Fi books a second chance by tracking down their copyright holders and creating free or low-cost digital versions.
Kardashian Kin Writing YA Sci-Fi Novel

Kardashian Kin Writing YA Sci-Fi Novel

News by Rob Hart June 29, 2012
Kim Kardashian's younger sisters are teaming up to write a young adult science fiction novel set 200 years in the future. Wait, what?

Ray Bradbury, Mr. Electrico, and Me

Column by Rajan Khanna June 8, 2012
A personal tribute to Ray Bradbury.

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.