Science Fiction

Can Science Fiction Writers Predict Technology’s Future?
October 17, 2014

Should science fiction writers be sending their first drafts to the patent office?

‘Orphan Black’ Embodies the Female Gaze Better than Anything Else on Television
June 20, 2014

The clone thriller shows women fighting for control of their own bodies—and treating men like Bond girls.

A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness
Robert A. Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it
June 08, 2014

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
October 13, 1979
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.

And Martians Shall Save the University
Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi
July 09, 2013

Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi.

Margaret Atwood: The Literary World's Technology Mascot
May 07, 2013

It is very easy to sound like a cheeseball when talking about social media.