The May Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About

This month is full of blockbuster science fiction and fantasy novels. Including new books by Neal Stephenson, Nnedi Okorafor, Paolo Bacigalupi, Mark Z. Danielewski, Naomi Novik and Clive Barker! Plus a solo adventure for Lois Lane! Here are the books that you absolutely need to know about this month. » 5/06/15 4:11pm Today 4:11pm

Person Of Interest’s Machine Shows Its True Superpower: Evolution

This season of Person of Interest has gently pushed the theme of adaptation — the best episode of the season was the one at the Stock Exchange, where the Machine has to keep running simulations, and we’ve seen the Machine change its behavior in response to no-win situations. Last night, this theme came to a head. » 5/06/15 12:02pm Today 12:02pm

Here's One Brilliant Recipe For A Story That Will Kick Anyone's Ass

There’s no one secret formula for a great story, even if Pixar has its rules and other people have their own ideas. There are as many great shapes for a story to take as there are stories. But Chuck Wendig, author of the Blackbirds series, has a pretty great example of how to structure a kick-ass story. » 5/05/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

9 Dumbest Ways To Reboot The Marvel Movie Universe

Avengers: Age of Ultron launches Phase 3 of Marvel’s movie universe. Which means even more interconnected stories, and brings us closer to the inevitable time when the universe is crushed under its own weight and has to restart from scratch. Here are the nine absolute worst ways that Marvel could reboot its movies. » 5/05/15 11:24am Yesterday 11:24am

Which Classic Literary Story Deserves A Comeback In SF And Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy stories borrow from great works of literature all the time. But sometimes, a classic tale will fall from favor, and we’ll stop seeing it as much. For example, the Phantom of the Opera used to be everywhere, and now he’s just vanished. Which literary trope deserves more exposure in science… » 5/04/15 3:30pm Monday 3:30pm

Last Night’s Game Of Thrones Was Actually Pretty Hard To Watch

Two different groups of scary fanatics went on a rampage in the latest Game of Thrones episode, and it was pretty upsetting to watch, even by Thrones standards. The Sons of the Harpy and the Sparrows both want to restore old traditions, and they both build on the weaknesses of two very different queens.Spoilers… » 5/04/15 8:00am Monday 8:00am

Which TV Show Squandered Its Potential The Most?

Nobody ever pitches a TV show thinking it’s going to be an epic disaster. People always start out with a good, or maybe a great, idea. And some shows just... go way off course. It’s a complicated process akin to juggling live hamsters, and mistakes are made. Which TV show had the greatest potential and just didn’t… » 5/01/15 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

First Exclusive Look At The Plague Paranoia In The Last Ship Season 2!


The Last Ship was one of the best surprises last summer — the plague apocalypse tale was basically a fun-as-hell summer movie with heroic scientists, whom we actually see doing science. Plus some neat post-apocalyptic political battles. So here’s a first look at season two, in which there’s a whole new storyline about… » 5/01/15 11:20am Friday 11:20am

At Last, There’s A Movie That Makes The Avengers Truly Larger Than Life

The first Avengers movie was the first film to capture the scale and vibrancy of a comic book on screen. The sequel, Age of Ultron, marks a smaller but still significant advance: This is the first movie to make superheroes feel larger than normal people... by getting more personal. Here’s our spoiler-free review. » 5/01/15 8:15am Friday 8:15am