Aside from the cinematic radness of "Blade Runner" and a few other entertainment anomalies, the celebrated science fiction of Philip K. Dick hasn't always survived adaptation into other mediums. Fortunately, by assembling writer David Mack, interior artist Pascal Alixe, cover artist Paul Pope and consulting editor Brian Michael Bendis, I think Marvel has a pretty decent shot at doing right by the upcoming "Electric Ant
Countless Star Trek fans have dreamed about owning their own phaser, and while Wikipedia lists it as a "fictional weapon," one enterprising (rim shot) gentleman decided not to let anyone else tell him what can and cannot be real, and transformed a 1994 Playmates replica of the phaser from the classic "Star Trek" series into a 320mA – 465mW laser device, complete with appropriate sound effect.
He's even got a tutorial to help you build
Professor Charles Xavier isn't exactly what I'd call the warrior type, but he is nonetheless a knight now that Patrick Stewart, he of the "X-Men" movies and "Star Trek" fame, has been knighted in England by Queen Elizabeth II
Given his cinematic prominence, it wouldn't be out of turn to say that everyone writing zombie comics today owes a huge chunk of their mythology to the ideas in George Romero's horror films. That's why it should be interesting to see what kind of science the filmmaker drops his own zombie guide, "The Living Dead" in July of 2010
io9 reports that science fiction novelists and mainstream literary critics have been sniping at each other over the perceived value of sci-fi novels, and it's hard not to feel more than a little empathetic towards what seems like a ghettoization of a substantive literary subculture-- something the world of comic books knows a little bit about.
The whole brouhaha kicked off when sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson asked why a sci-fi novel had never won Booker