Wintercon is happening in New York City this weekend, so thousands of nerds are braving the bitter cold to celebrate science fiction. On Friday, December 3, fans gathered at the new Alamo Drafthouse […]
As it ever has been, as yet unseen products coming some day from Microsoft are the best. Writing for the Forbes contributor network and elf on a shelf fan fiction den, Ewan Spence says “Microsoft’s Surface Phone Could Be The Ultimate...Show More Summary
Anne Rice is the prolific author of The Vampire Chronicles, which has spanned several long books and brought fans of the horror genre into a cult-like realization for the fictional characters to make them more realistic for an entire generation. Show More Summary
Ron Glass played Shepherd Book on ‘Firefly’ and its sequel movie, ‘Serenity,’ and he was also well known for his role on ‘Barney Miller.’ Twitter was alight on Saturday with grief and reminiscences.
FANS of “Of Mice and Men”, the 1937 novella by John Steinbeck, will recall the character of Lennie Small, an oafish, dim-witted man whose physical strength is ill matched to his love of rabbits. On November 29th, in a remarkable example of law imitating art, a hearing at the Supreme Court will put Lennie back in the spotlight.
Who's up for some hot stove fan fiction? Hey, we might as well indulge ourselves while we wait for Major League Baseball's offseason to kick into high gear. There have been some moves, but nothing too major yet. All the big moves exist only as rumors. Show More Summary
Star Trek may have been responsible for birthing the “slash” phenomenon, but Star Wars has spawned its share of explicit fan fiction over the years as well. Now, the ever-candid Carrie Fisher has come forward to both stoke and put out...Show More Summary
With the holiday season arriving, VIZ Media has a selection of the best in manga and Japanese science fiction available for the discerning fan. Fans of pirate manga One Piece, for example, will be thrilled with the One Piece Manga Box Set 3 (above); fans of Hayao Miyazaki will surely enjoy The Art of Castle … Continue reading VIZ Media Holiday Spotlight! ?
Barrow's Point by Robert Schirmer Long a fan of Schirmer's short stories, I eagerly awaited his debut novel, winner of Gival Press' annual fiction prize. Schirmer has a gift for creating atmosphere, for dropping readers, phrase by phrase,...Show More Summary
Denis Villeneuve brings a new hope for an Oscar for genre fans. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
For years now, the internet boogeyman known as Slender Man has been haunting the online world, cropping up in short stories, fan art, and any number of popular short films. The most upsetting thing to come from the character—a faceless,...Show More Summary
Star Trek and The Twilight Zone fed off each other as groundbreaking science fiction storytelling in the 1960s. But how accessible is the (mostly) dystopian Black Mirror, “The Twilight Zone for the digital age,” for Star Trek fans? One of the purposes of science fiction is to help people wrap their heads around new technologies. Show More Summary
Any Trekkie (a fan of Star Trek) knows what the fictional holodeck is: a virtual reality space where people can experience representations of real or imaginary environments and situations for recreation, training, or solving problems. Show More Summary
As they count the votes in the real election, here’s something to consider that is both fictional but sort of fun. If fans were able to vote in an up-or-down, in-or-out referendum for their teams’ coaches, how many would be fired? PFT Live producer Rob “Stats” Guerrera and I discussed various coaches who would be…
Am I wrong in thinking we could all use a bit of levity now? And perhaps a shot or two of the hard stuff? [View the story “”Newsradio” Election 2016 Fan Fiction” on Storify] Please add your own Election 2016 fan fiction shorts. Shar...
Quentin Tarantino, whose 1994 masterpiece “Pulp Fiction” revolutionized filmmaking and whose latest movie, the 2015 Western “The Hateful Eight,” flopped at the domestic box office, has been threatening for some time to retire after he directs his 10th feature film....
Die-hard fans of the “Back to the Future” movie trilogy and the Chicago Cubs vividly remember the scene from the second film in which Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, realizes the Chicago Cubs swept the fictional American League Miami baseball franchise in the 2015 World Series. In real life, the Cubs had a […]
And you thought Drapple was weird. I learned a lot of things about the Harry Potter underworld attending LeakyCon this year, but perhaps the most fascinating tidbit came from one of the panelists, blogger and YouTuber Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads, who raved about his favorite Harry Potter fan fiction, "First Encounter" by Lyris Malachi. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago on Jeopardy!, contestant Susan Cole said she was a “nerdcore” rap fan. She described it as music about “video games, science fiction [and] having a hard time meeting romantic partners,” to which Alex Trebek replied, “Losers, in other words.” While Cole chuckled at his quip (then...
Edge of Tomorrow had a lot going against it. It came out during a time that audiences seemed to be fed up with Tom Cruise science fiction film, and his most recent one at that point — Oblivion — seemed to bore a lot of fans. When trailers...Show More Summary