In true Captain James T. Kirk style (or the style of whatever heroic character he's portraying, for that matter), William Shatner has come through to save the day once again -- taking the place of Denver Comic Con's original guest of honor, Stan Lee. (The ninety-year-old comic icon had to bow out la ... More >>
Fuck Fox. Not for FoxNews or American Idol or any of the other questionable shit the network has thrown out there in the name of entertainment over the years. People like what people like, however inexplicable that may be, so I couldn't care less about any of that. No, Fox earned my everlasting ire ... More >>
Science Fiction Land could have been huge. Proposed in 1979, the idea was to build a huge theme park in Aurora with a holographic zoo and a 1,000-lane bowling alley attended by robots. The park was to also serve as the set of a $50 million sci-fi flick called Lord of Light. The movie never happened, ... More >>
Science fiction isn't for everyone. But those who get it, really get it. "Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture, we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters; we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self confessed sci-fi geek. And this Fri ... More >>
The 35th annual StarFest is coming to Denver this morning, taking over three hotels in the Denver Tech Center. The three-day convention covers everything under the sci-fi umbrella: robots, comics, video games, and even sci-fi in the digital world. Each sub category has its own mini convention during ... More >>
Tomorrow, the Colorado Economic Development Commission will hold its first public hearing on the six projects vying for big-bucks sales-tax rebates under the state's Regional Tourism Act. They include a 1,500-room hotel and conference center in Aurora. The hotel would be the city's biggest tourism d ... More >>
Neal Stephenson will be at Tattered Cover LoDo tomorrow, and in advance of his appearance we talked with him about his new novel, Reamde, a thriller based on a virus that steals your information and requires payment via gold in a MMO game. Before you click through to the interview, where we discus ... More >>
When we called Sorin Katt for the interview, we asked to speak with Kevin, his legal first name. He told us we had the wrong number. When we asked to speak with Sorin, however, he responded immediately. Besides talking to us about how he got involved in the furry lifestyle (the "fandom"), Roc ... More >>
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is often regarded as one of the most scientifically sound science-fiction movies out there. Working closely with author Arthur C. Clarke, Kubrick met with plenty of scientific experts to ensure the film would be as authentic as possible, regardless of t ... More >>
Connie Willis.Greeley author Connie Willis was in Washington over the weekend, picking up her seventh Nebula award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Yes, her seventh. The SFFWA's 1,500 members awarded best novel honors to her epic two-volume work, Blackout/All Clear, a ... More >>
Anderson works his way through a Barnes & Noble's collection of his novels.Kevin Anderson has lost track of the number of books he's written. He knows it's over a hundred, and when it gets to that point it's not a matter of not remembering. There are other factors -- this one didn't make it ... More >>
That's right -- this guy.The number of science fiction authors who can number themselves among the objects of sexual fascination that have had inspired bouncy pop songs about that lust was, presumably, zero until very recently. But now, the ardor of Rachel Bloom for prolific and excellent sci ... More >>
Jay CanodeYears in the making, Paolo Bacigalupi's first published novel is raking in awards. Paonia's Paolo Bacigalupi, profiled in Westword as "the hottest writer in sci-fi" a couple of weeks ago, just got hotter. His first novel, The Windup Girl, just won the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Nove ... More >>
Stingray Sam is a science-fiction cowboy film with a message.
Robot Chicken Star Wars is a plucky take-off on the original.
Serenity picks up where Firefly left off.
Courtesy of Sony PicturesSam Rockwell in "Moon." Moon, which opens on Friday, July 3, at the Mayan Theatre, is a low-budget science-fiction film that shoots for the stratosphere using ideas, not computer graphics and flashy effects. That it does so well with so little is a testament to the performa ... More >>
Star Trek cereal Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Oat discs that resemble mini-cinnamon rolls, even though the designers insist that they represent spinning galaxies. (Maybe to someone who's never been to a bakery.) These bits are supplemented by marshmallows stamped ... More >>
Timecrimes takes you on a wild ride.
Local author Warren Hammond fuses two genres.
A larger-than-life convention descends upon Denver.
Catch a classic Star Trek episode on the big screen.
Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time.
Inside Ed Bryant's little shop of horrors.
Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight when Mars Attacks!, and it's good, gory fun.