What Are Science Fiction's Best and Worst Predictions?

Sometimes scifi foreshadows the future with incredible accuracy (the fiction of Jules Verne, for instance, predicted the moon landing and the electric submarine) and sometimes not (he also imagined an Earth that had a core full of mastodons.) Today, we want to know your picks for the best and the worst predictions… » 10/25/13 1:11pm 10/25/13 1:11pm

How science killed some great science fiction dreams

Science is awesome—until it crushes our dreams of planets full of incredible civilizations and turns fantastic inventions into impossible dreams. Here are nine examples on how nine scientific breakthroughs destroyed nine classic sci-fi themes. » 8/29/13 2:12pm 8/29/13 2:12pm

These Five Mistakes Make Bad Science Fiction Extra Terrible

Confusing stories, so many clichés, bland heroes, meaningless secondary characters, crappy CGI—these are some of the reasons bad science fiction is so painful to watch. But what makes good sci-fi so much fun? » 6/21/13 2:47pm 6/21/13 2:47pm