• The Set Of ‘Divergent’ Hints At A More Modern Urban Look

    Posted Friday, October 25th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Divergent’, the live action adaptation of Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA novel will arrive in theaters on March 21st, 2014.  (‘Divergent’ is the first of three books, followed by ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Allegiant’.) In  the world of ‘Divergent‘, society is divided up into five factions: Abnegation (the Selfless), Dauntless (the Brave), Candor (the Honest), Amity (the Peaceful), […]

  • Philip K. Dick’s ‘Martian Time-Slip’ Is Getting The Feature Length Treatment!

    Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    Well it looks as if another of Philip K. Dick‘s work is getting the movie treatment and this time it’s ‘Martian Time-Slip’. When you think of Philip K. Dick’s work you usually think of big budget affairs like ‘The Adjustment Bureau‘, ‘Blade Runner‘, ‘A Scanner Darkly’, ‘Minority Report’, and the like. This time we’re going […]

  • How Much Sex Will There Be In ‘Outlander’?

    Posted Friday, October 18th, 2013 05:45 pm GMT -4

    Let’s talk about sexy baby! OK, let’s actually just talk about the sex in Ronald D. Moore’s (‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘Helix‘) upcoming ‘Outlander‘ series on Starz.  Much like ‘Game of Thrones’, the series is based on the fantasy novels by Diana Gabaldon and just like ‘Game of Thrones’, there is quite a bit of sex in the books. Unlike the […]

  • Harrison Ford Shines In Eight ‘Ender’s Game’ Video Clips

    Posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Ender’s Game’ is rapidly approaching its November 1st release date.  Directed by Gavin Hood, the movie version of the Orson Scott Card novel stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Nonso Anozie, Stevie Ray Dillmore, Andrea Powell, Moises Arias, Conor Carroll, Aramis Knight, Brandon Soo hoo, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak, […]

  • Book Review: ‘Delirium’ By Lauren Oliver

    Posted Saturday, October 12th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4

    In a world where the deep-voiced trailer guy echoes through your head whenever you read the words “in a world,” teenagers are given a procedure at age 18 that forever cures them of love. Love, scientifically referred to as amor deliria nervosa is shown to have caused fatal sexually-transmitted diseases, stress, heart disease, suicides, jealous […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Iron Heel’ by Jack London

    Posted Thursday, October 10th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4

    You remember for Throwback Thursday when I did Voltaire’s Micromegas, one of the oldest science fiction short stories we’ve ever had? Well, I’m about to go almost as far back in our Throwback Thursday time machine with a little known novel published in 1907 called “The Iron Heel” by Jack London. Now, for those of […]

  • Old Neil Gaiman Comics Republished for Charity

    Posted Sunday, October 6th, 2013 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Neil Gaiman fans can rejoice for two reasons now. Not only will they be able to read his earlier works that haven’t been available for a long time, but when they do it will be for a great cause! Announced in Infinity, an free online graphic and sequential arts magazine, the publisher, Knockabout Comics (who […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Near Witch’ By Victoria Schwab

    Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2013 04:30 pm GMT -4

    “Our world with a bit of a twist” is getting to be the go-to trope for young adult fantasy stories. Not to say books like ‘Hunger Games‘ and ‘Divergent‘ aren’t exceptional and original takes in their own right, but it was refreshing to pick up a book written in the last two years that neither […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Voltaire’s ‘Micromégas’

    Posted Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 08:05 pm GMT -4

    Throwback Thursday has always been’s tribute to the great science fiction of the past, but I think until this point, the earliest we have gone is the 1960s. So, when I say this is a throwback, I think I really mean something far more lengthy. What’s another word for throw that has more power? […]

  • Two New Posters For ‘Divergent’

    Posted Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4

    Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA novel series, ‘Divergent’ hits theaters next spring and Summit has released two new posters featuring Shailene Woodley and Theo James for the film. In a dystopian future version of Chicago, society has been broken up into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and […]

  • Stephen King Blasts ‘Twilight’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and ’50 Shades Of Grey’

    Posted Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    One of the most successful and prolific authors of the modern age has a new book coming out called ‘Doctor Sleep‘ but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to read other writers’ work.  He’s just not likely to care for them! While promoting his new book, Stephen King spoke to The Guardian and didn’t […]

  • Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ Trilogy to be a Mini-Series?

    Posted Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Right. So let’s lay it out here. I love Asimov. I’ve written graduate papers on ‘I, Robot’, and accomplished my senior dissertation by focusing on International Politics on the ‘Foundation’ trilogy. In short, I’m probably the first to fangirl over a ‘Foundation’ movie, and the last one to finish. But, when it was announced four […]

  • Ron Howard Updates On The Delay Of ‘The Dark Tower’

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4

    I have to take a deep breath before talking about Ron Howard’s (‘Cowboys & Aliens‘) most recent evasive comments on ‘The Dark Tower’. Last heard about the film, Warner Brothers, who had acquired the project after Universal pulled out, had passed on the project. ‘The Dark Tower’, much like its main characters, just can’t catch a break. […]

  • Jack Black May Star In The ‘Goosebumps’ Movie

    Posted Monday, September 16th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    Sony’s long-in-development movie based on R.L. Stone’s popular youth horror books ‘Goosebumps’ may have taken one step closer to actually getting made.  Jack Black is reportedly in negotiations to star in the movie, which will be directed by Rob Letterman, who previously worked with Black on ‘Shark Tale’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ Reportedly, the story will […]

  • J.K. Rowling Returns To Warner Bros. With ‘Harry Potter’ Inspired Film Franchise

    Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Whether it is the lure of sorcery or the lack luster life of being a muggle since their ‘Harry Potter’ franchise came to an end, but Warner Bros. has announced that they have once again teamed up with renowned children’s author J.K. Rowling to revisit the wizardry world of The Boy Who Lived.  But it […]