Geek icons up for TIME ‘Most Influential’ honors

Neil Gaiman, writer of the Hugo-nominated Batman collection Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, is already up for an even higher honor: TIME magazine’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People of 2010. Also among the 200 nominees: DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, Avatar visionary James Cameron, Dr. Horrible himself Neil Patrick Harris, the […]

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A decade of sci-fi surprises

What a strange 10 years it’s been for the sci-fi geek. We’ve seen the rise and fall of entertainment empires. Old friends have returned in unexpected new form, rebooted or reinvented for the 2000s — whatever that means. Here’s a look back at the decade in sci-fi, with 11 stories that, for good or for […]

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‘Frell,’ ‘Frak’ and beyond — the dirty words of other worlds

Frak! Battlestar Galactica’s much-hyped final episode airs tonight. To mark this bittersweet occasion, I give you a list of 10 fake swear words that have each, to some extent, bled into the fan vernacular from science fiction. Feel free to employ any or all as the show’s grand finale can’t possibly live up to your […]

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Sunday Top 10: Archaeologists in sci-fi

They poke about in places where no one has trod for thousands of years, sticking their noses in where they are least welcome. Often they cause more problems than they solve — but it’s all in a day’s work when you’re delving into the distant past of things that don’t exist! Continuing a new Nerdvana […]

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