Footnotes: The Bearable Lightness of the Extraterrestrial Being

Column by Ryan Peverly March 20, 2014
'Tis the first day of Spring, but today also marks a "holiday" many are unaware of: Extraterrestrial Abduction Day. In celebration, let's examine the impact of little green men on fiction and culture.
Harlan Ellison's Original Star Trek Script Gets Graphic Novel Treatment

Harlan Ellison's Original Star Trek Script Gets Graphic Novel Treatment

News by Sean May
Harlan Ellison's controversial 1967 Star Trek teleplay, 'City on the Edge of Forever,' is getting the graphic novel treatment, this time uncensored.

40 for 40: Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels that Changed My Life

Column by Rajan Khanna February 28, 2014
On the occasion of his 40th birthday, columnist Rajan Khanna looks at 40 novels that had a significant effect on him as a reader and writer.

5 Queer Relationships in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna February 13, 2014
In honor of Valentine's Day we look at some queer relationships in science fiction and fantasy books.

11 Science Fiction Novels for the Lovelorn Rocket Jockey

Column by Daniel Hope February 7, 2014
A list of science fiction novels that also make good romance novels. Or maybe it's the other way around.

It's Made Of SCIENCE: Aliens

Column by Nathan Scalia January 15, 2014
Everything you need to know about aliens, the biological definition of life, and SCIENCE!
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson To Pen Science Fiction Series

News by Nathan Scalia January 15, 2014
Gillian Anderson, famously known for her work on 'the X-Files', will be co-writing a science fiction series to be published under Simon451, a new imprint from Simon & Schuster.

Sci-fi & Fantasy: Out With the Old, In With the New

Column by Rajan Khanna January 10, 2014
We look at some of the tired, old tropes of Science Fiction & Fantasy and what fresh, new takes could replace them.
Isaac Asimov

Looking Back At Isaac Asimov's 2014 Predictions

News by Nathan Scalia January 6, 2014
In 1964, science fiction author Isaac Asimov made a few predictions about what the world would look like fifty years later. Did he get it right?

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2013: An Eclectic List

Column by Rajan Khanna January 6, 2014
A look at some of the best science fiction & fantasy moments of 2013.
Washington, D.C. to get Museum of Science Fiction

Washington, D.C. to get Museum of Science Fiction

News by Dean Fetzer
A team of science fiction fanatics have plans for a new museum in downtown D.C. in 2017, with a “preview” museum opening in 2015.

Fifteen Twisted Christmas Tales

Column by Christopher Shultz December 10, 2013
For an offbeat, weird, macabre and twisted holiday, look no further than this list.

Controversies Inside the World of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna November 26, 2013
Orson Scott Card isn't the only controversial figure in Science Figure and Fantasy. We take a look at a few more.

17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels

Column by Daniel Hope November 13, 2013
Books you'll find at the intersection of the literary and science fiction genres.

10 Works That Blur the Line Between Mythology and Science Fiction

Column by Rajan Khanna November 7, 2013
In honor of the release of 'Thor: The Dark World,' we take a look at science fiction stories that draw on mythology for inspiration.

Did Ender's Game Rip Off The Dueling Machine?

Column by Daniel Hope October 31, 2013
A critical look at the rumor that 'Ender's Game' is a ripoff of 'The Dueling Machine', and a discussion of what creativity and originality means.

The Monster Mash-up: Horror Hybrids

Column by Rajan Khanna October 21, 2013
Horror is one of the most versatile genres—despite its ability to scare, it plays well with others. We look at some of these combinations.

Bad Breakers: 10 Characters That Turned to the Dark Side

Column by Rajan Khanna September 27, 2013
In honor of the ending of 'Breaking Bad,' a list of characters from science fiction and fantasy who started out as good guys but ended up as villains.

Guess The Plot: A Reawakening and a Reboot

Column by Daniel Hope September 13, 2013
Guess the Plot: We guess the plot of a book based solely on what we can glean from the cover, then compare our guess with an actual summary of the book. In this case: 'The Last Starship from Earth.'

Hollywood's Science Fiction Problem

Column by Rajan Khanna September 6, 2013
Hollywood science fiction movies haven't exactly been great lately. We take a look at why that might be.

Starting From Scratch: Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam Trilogy

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 3, 2013
A review, overview, and critical analysis of the speculative trilogy, all rolled up into one.
Hugo Awards Announced – Just a Popularity Contest?

Hugo Awards Announced – Just a Popularity Contest?

News by Dean Fetzer
With the annual announcement of the awards that are voted on by a selection of the public, the question arises as to whether it’s just a “beauty contest”.

The Kessel Run (in under 12 Parsecs): A Guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Column by Rajan Khanna August 23, 2013
In the past 20 or so years, the Star Wars Expanded Universe—encompassing books, games, comics and more—has put out a bewildering number of releases. These are the ones to pay attention to.

Genderbending Genre: The Left Hand of Darkness

Column by Rajan Khanna August 19, 2013
Ursula K. Le Guin's novel, "The Left Hand of Darkness," is not just a great science fiction novel, it is one of the first major works in the field to address issues of gender. We take a look why.

It's Made Of SCIENCE: The Speed Of Light

Column by Nathan Scalia August 14, 2013
What you need to know about the speed of light, faster-than-light travel, and SCIENCE.