| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Ray Bradbury died, and you've got to wonder if they're going to cremate him, and if so whether the temperature at which a human burns is the same at which a book burns: Fahrenheit 451.
Bradbury was very old, and had become an old fashioned irascible...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:53 PM
A new exhibition opening Saturday at the EMP's Science Fiction Hall of Fame will bring together many of the most famous artifacts of sci-fi, including Yoda's cane from "Star Wars," the space ship on which an infant traveled to Earth in "Superman," and...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:09 PM
For 10 years, Ray Bradbury signed books, celebrated his birthdays and drew large crowds to the Mystery and Imagination Bookshop owned by his friends Christine and Malcolm Bell in downtown Glendale.
It is here that Bradbury — best known for his...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The news filtered through the great publishing companies, the fan clubs, the writers' guilds. Through the staffs of the few sci-fi pulps and fantasy magazines left. Through the minds of old readers who were once young and still couldn't escape his spell....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Read the following paragraph in that deep voice-over you hear in movie trailers: In the not so distant future, when robots have taken over the old-folks home…
In this charming little sci-fi, buddy comedy meets indi film, we meet a guy named Frank....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The world premiere of an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's 1925 sci-fi novella, "The Fatal Eggs" will open the 45th season of New Haven's Yale Cabaret.
The new play will run Sept. 20 to 22. Dustin Wills and Ilya Khodoshm, adapted the work with Wills...
| Jun 25, 2012
You may or may not know that “People Like Us” star Chris Pine auditioned for “Avatar.” It did not go well.
“Sometimes you can leave your car in Burbank, Los Angeles, and walk into a conference room and your back is...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:13 PM
There seems to be some confusion as to whether or not the new Ridley Scott“Alien” prequelish spin-off “Prometheus” is any good. I’ll clear this up right now: No. It is not.
[Warning: spoilers galore ahead]
| Jul 8, 2012
Kim Stanley Robinson
Orbit: 576 pp., $25.99
As the author of the "Mars" trilogy, among other novels, Kim Stanley Robinson has established a superlative reputation for science fictional...
| Aug 18, 2011
You may not have seen "Idiocracy," the 2006 sci-fi comedy set in an utterly dysfunctional nation 500 years in the future, but chances are you've heard it mentioned lately. References to the film seem to be everywhere, and not just in op-eds penned by...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Many in Hollywood may be sympathetic to the goals of Occupy L.A., but the industry is having a hard time filming at one of city’s most popular shoot locations....