literature

Science fiction's most popular literary writers from Isaac Asimov to Stephen King and Frank Herbert, and the rising stars of today.

Matt Cates2 years ago
Best Hard Sci-Fi Books
Fans of the sci-fi genre have been known to be… picky. Sure, we want our trail mix of starships, androids, cleverly disguised social commentary, “big thought-provoking ideas,” and snappy banter from s...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Most Terrifying Sci-Fi Books
Peanut butter and jelly. Hot rods and bikinis. Sci-fi and horror. Some things are meant to go together! Yet, while most of us are all too familiar with our two favorite genres mixing it up in motion p...
Futurism Staff2 years ago
Arthur C. Clarke Interview
In 1945, a young English technical officer, who had spent World War II helping to develop radar systems for the Royal Air Force, published a remarkably prescient article in the British journal Wireles...
Natasha Sydor2 years ago
Stargate's Pauline Gedge
"Ixelion stepped under the archway of his Gate, the box clutched tightly in his hand, and the guards with their silver wands and stiff capes of scales greeted him with soft, deferential voices." So be...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Greatest Sci-Fi Protagonists
The literary multiverse has no shortage of would-be “heroes,” to use the term quite loosely. And when it comes to the wild and wooly genre of science fiction, it is practically a given that every stor...
George Gott2 years ago
Best Conspiracy Theory Books
In the age of whistleblowers, your world can come crumbling down in a second, but as the saying goes "the truth will set you free." Wouldn't you want to know the truth? And do you fully trust governme...
Jake Burgess2 years ago
Best Philosophically Driven Sci-Fi Books
The liberty to set a story anywhere, in any time period, and in any of our infinite realities gives sci-fi an uncanny power to reshape, or at least cause us to re-examine, our perception of the world....
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Walter Velez Sci-Fi Artist
Michael Jordan. Kanye West. Walter Velez. While you will surely recognize the first two names on this list, the latter may be a little more difficult. It shouldn’t be though, as those familiar with sc...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
'The Martian Chronicles' Miniseries
"Us Earthmen have a talent for ruining things. If there are any Martians alive in those hills, they’re going to grow to hate us." With Elon Musk announcing plans to land humans on Mars by 2025, we wou...
Natasha Sydor3 years ago
Jim Burns Interview
Science fiction cover artist Jim Burns is regarded as one of the Grand Masters of his craft. By utilizing clean lines, unique color work, and excellent composition, Burns’s work often exhibits intrica...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Ray Bradbury Interview
Ray Bradbury worked and wrote in a two-room office on Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. The rooms exploded with yellow brightness, and a visitor leaving the uproar of the street below might ...
Natasha Sydor3 years ago
'Star Trek Sex' Author Will Stape Interview
Space: The Sexual Frontier. Star Trek Sex boldly explores what no book has explored before: the Enterprise crew’s notorious libido, which not even the most emotionally devoid Vulcan could possibly ign...
Michael Gold3 years ago
Samuel R. Delany's 'The Einstein Intersection' Review
I was always vaguely aware of Samuel R. Delany as one of the towering figures of science fiction, but I never thought very much about him until I read Damien Broderick’s Reading by Starlight for my un...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury left a monumental impact on the world of science fiction, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest sci-fi authors of all time, but he always maintained he was a writer of fanta...
Natasha Sydor3 years ago
Star Wars Author John Jackson Miller
J.J. Abrams may have rebooted the beloved galaxy of far, far away forward into the previously static Star Wars timeline, but to truly appreciate the expanse of George Lucas’ universe, it is perhaps be...
Natasha Sydor3 years ago
Lost Hope Creator Jeff Saamanen
Lost Hope is a comedic sci-fi epic with mature themes and dramatic overtones; or, as we like to call it, Archer meets Star Wars. Lost Hope, created by real life sci-fi couple Jeff Saamanen and Natalie...
Futurism Staff3 years ago
Sci-Fi Romance Kindle Novels
Love knows no boundaries or different gravitational pulls. Sci-fi romance is still a relatively new category which can make it difficult to find well-written and original plot lines. There are plenty ...
Natasha Sydor3 years ago
Best Isaac Asimov Books
Often known to say that he did not fear computers, Isaac Asimov was truly fearful of the lack of computers. Isaac Asimov's imagination is synonymous with prophetic visions of the future. On science, h...