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Practical Dreaming in the Hopeful Light of Earthrise

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Good News
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's time to try planting visions from the ground up and watering those that take root. Who knows? In restorying how we can live here, we might just prove that you can go home again. Especially if that home is your homeworld.

Farewell to Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' -- A Chat With Showrunner Jack Kenny

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.13.2014 | TV
Xaque Gruber

After five seasons, The Syfy Network's Warehouse 13, one of TV's most inventive science fiction series -- a smart, entertaining mix of drama, humor, the supernatural and time travel -- will air its final episode this Monday night, May 19. And I am thrilled to report it's going out on a high note.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

Rare HG Wells Writings Published

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.31.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — As Nazi Germany grew ever more dangerous in the 1930s and the Japanese threatened China, science fiction author H.G. Wel...

The Collapse of Science, Not Housing, Ended the American Dream

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Science will bring us into the future and provide a better life for us and our children, but the need to support science goes beyond winning wars and practical rewards. Every human being is curious about the natural world around them.

All Your Books Are Belong To Us

George Heymont | Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

There's an old saying that "knowledge is power." However, long before anyone had written up a job description for an "intellectual property" lawyer, people were battling over who should and should not have access to knowledge.

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

Dave Astor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

It's a Good Time to Enjoy Snarky Characters

Dave Astor | Posted 10.30.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Many of us are heading back to work or school. Sort of puts one in a snappish mood, doesn't it? This time of year, novel readers can viscerally relate to fictional characters who are snarky, snippy, and smart-alecky, to quote a recently accessed thesaurus.

Run Amok

David Sable | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
David Sable

Let us be aware that we are the limiting factor, and the more we blindly rely on technology without any sense of human need and limitation, the more it will run amok.

Author! Author! (As Writer and Character)

Dave Astor | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Authors often write what they know, so it's no surprise that many fictional characters are authors themselves.

Desolation Row: Five Pictures of the Future in a Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Economic radical Paul Ryan has endorsed Mitt Romney, Romney's embraced the Ryan budget, and the House Republicans have voted to enact the Romney/Ryan vision of the future into law. Yet an eerie silence has settled over the vision itself.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Don't Blame These Book Problems on the Author!

Dave Astor | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

So, with an affectionate nod to Peeves the Poltergeist of Harry Potter, here are a few book-related pet peeves that aren't the authors' fault.

In Praise of the Novella

Dave Astor | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

A novella can be read in only a few hours, yet the best ones pack almost the same punch as much longer works of fiction.

Science Fiction, But Not As You Know It

Telegraph | Morwenna Ferrier | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

The literary genre of science fiction isn't terribly accessible. Widely seen as an extension of man's anxiety over the future, sci-fi is usually affil...

All Things Considered: The Many Talents of Wesley Stace

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Wesley Stace's eclectic talents make him a hard man to pin down. For over 20 years he's recorded highly literate folk music under the name John Wesley Harding. We spoke recently in Manhattan.

The Genius Of G.K. Chesterton: Understanding The Heart Of The Enduring Story

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

So what were Shaw and Hemmingway on about? Who was this writer of genius and great good humor? In the world of letters, or within the convivial setting of a tavern, he was an undeniable presence.

Orwell, Bradbury, Stephen King And More

io9.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were bu...

Philip K. Dick Needed A Co-Author

The Guardian | Darragh McManus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dick took outlandish, almost inconceivable ideas and worked them through, making them real and plausible through the strictures and structures of a fo...

Top 10 British Pubs In Literature

The Guardian | Richard Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After setting his latest novel in an English pub, Richard Francis drops in on his favourite literary drinking dens, from the Tabard in Chaucer's Cante...

It's Back to the Future at the New Albion Steampunk Expo

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Harmon Leon

In case you don't know, steampunk is a hobby and lifestyle that glorifies all things related to Victorian and Edwardian science fiction.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

H.G. Wells: Google Logo Celebrates "War Of The Worlds" Writer's Birthday (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google puzzled users when a mysterious, unexplained crop circle logo appeared on its homepage. Today, another one showed up on the Google site. The...