Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
April 17, 2015
The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.
Why Leonard Nimoy Came to Embrace His Long, Prosperous Life as Spock
February 27, 2015
Several thousand actors have played Hamlet. Meanwhile, there will always be one true Spock.
Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
October 28, 2014
Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?
Can Science Fiction Writers Predict Technology’s Future?
October 17, 2014
Should science fiction writers be sending their first drafts to the patent office?
The clone thriller shows women fighting for control of their own bodies—and treating men like Bond girls.
Robert Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it.
The Story Behind the Greatest Movie Never Made
March 20, 2014
El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky's project was derailed by money problems and insane ambition.
Isaac Asimov's Predictions for 2014 Were Eerily Prescient. Except for the Internet.
January 03, 2014
Check out 1964's version of today and see if you can spot what's missing.
Doris Lessing's First Sci-Fi Book Reads Like a Debut Novel
November 18, 2013
Doris Lessing takes risks, but does not play games. One does not turn to her books for humor or wit or playfulness, nor will one find in them any game playing in the sense of one-upping, faking, posturing.
Read Michael Crichton's 1969 Review of Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse-Five'
September 24, 2013
In honor of Banned Books Week, we'll be publishing our original reviews of frequently banned books.