It’s Not Easy Running a Geeky Business

It’s Not Easy Running a Geeky Business

Carol Pinchefsky has written almost 2,000 articles about geek culture for outlets such as Forbes.com, Playboy.com, and Syfy.com. Over the past 20 years, she’s watched fantasy and science fiction grow from a niche interest to a massive cultural force. “There used to be a point where I knew everything there was to know about geek … Read more

‘Ringworld’ Needs to Be Updated for Television

‘Ringworld’ Needs to Be Updated for Television

Larry Niven’s 1970 novel Ringworld is a beloved classic that received the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. But science fiction author Rajan Khanna says the book has some major shortcomings for a modern reader. “I think that what this novel becomes is basically two thought experiments that get sandwiched together,” Khanna says in Episode 505 … Read more

‘The Wheel of Time’ Isn’t for Every Fan

‘The Wheel of Time’ Isn’t for Every Fan

Amazon is hoping their new series The Wheel of Time, based on the books by Robert Jordan, will be the next Game of Thrones. Science fiction editor John Joseph Adams was captivated by the show. “I thought it was great,” Adams says in Episode 507 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “I have … Read more

Sci-Fi Needs More Mothers | WIRED

Sci-Fi Needs More Mothers | WIRED

Maureen McHugh is the author of six books, including the award-winning science fiction novel China Mountain Zhang. Her two most recent books, the short story collections After the Apocalypse and Mothers and Other Monsters, focus heavily on the lives of female characters. “I thought, ‘You know, I’m not a guy, so maybe I should write … Read more

‘Severance’ Is a Nightmare Vision of Office Life

‘Severance’ Is a Nightmare Vision of Office Life

The Apple TV+ series Severance presents a world in which office workers have their minds split into two personalities—one who only remembers what happens at work and one who only remembers what happens outside of it. Science fiction author John Kessel loves the show’s inventive premise. “After we watched the first episode, I said to … Read more