For all its corpse-soldiers and intergalactic assassination attempts, Ann Leckie's Hugo/Nebula-winning 2013 novel Ancillary Justice proved most memorable as a love story -- albeit a platonic one, narrated by a spaceship who, like most readers, doesn't even recognize that this a love story until the ... More >>
Captain Kirk and the rest of the Enterprise crew may "boldly go where no man has gone before," but honestly, the Klingons were probably there first. The Star Trek antagonists certainly conquered Archon last weekend. The 38th installment of the annual sci-fi and fantasy convention once again feature ... More >>
Ann Leckie is living every first-time novelist's fantasy. Sort of. Sure, her sci-fi epic Ancillary Justice destroyed the 2014 award circuit -- that was true before she traveled to London last weekend to attend the Hugo Awards ceremony. Ancillary Justice won that one, too, making the Leckie's novel ... More >>
Ann Leckie shuffles the stack of rejection letters she has spread across a small wooden table. Seated in an engulfing armchair in the foyer of the Webster University library, the gray-haired 48-year-old peers down at them through a set of bookish, black-framed glasses. She's soft-spoken and almost s ... More >>
"It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire." So begins the famous opening crawl to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the 1977 film that kicked off a universe full of furry dog-beasts, deadly weapons of l ... More >>
Rebuttal: Wesley Crusher
5 p.m. Saturday, November 24. The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive Street.
image viaCarolyn Ives GilmanThe movie version of The Hunger Games arrives in theaters one month from today. If you want to ease the agony of suspense, you could do worse than distracting yourself with the work of St. Louis writer Carolyn Ives Gilman, whose novella "The Ice Owl" has just been ... More >>
Star Trek make-up artist Jeff Lewis is at the St. Louis Science Center tonight for First Fridays, a monthly series for Trekkies to geek out with their half-betazoid loving kin. The six-time Emmy nominee will make-up one lucky girl -- the the costume contest winner from last month's inaugural event - ... More >>
Jessie HarlaQuinn, 26 Texas Avenue, near Utah Street In an effort to celebrate the people who keep our city interesting, Daily RFT is launching a new weekly blog post, "Bold Types," featuring photos and street interviews with the fashionistas, fresh faces and free spirits of our town. I' ... More >>
Fans of Lev Grossman's 2009 novel The Magicians, may have wondered what happened after Quentin Coldwater, an ordinary depressive boy from Brooklyn, found his way to the super-fabulous Brakebills Academy, a university for magic hidden away in upstate New York, and then to the magical land of F ... More >>
Washington UniversityTell me if this hurts...It sounds like something from a science-fiction novel: communicating with another person not by speaking or gesticulating, but simply by thinking. Mental telepathy mumbo-jumbo, right? Nope. According to scientists at the Washington University Sc ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to a post about the movie The Black Hole that aired last weekend on the SyFy Channel. The 2006 film, starring Judd Nelson and based in St. Louis, imagines what would happen if a research experiment goes horribly wrong, creating a black hole that threatens ... More >>
The spirit of radio
Culture lovers, assemble
Mass Effect is riveting — and a bit aggravating, too.
Racing to reignite the sun -- and our souls -- in Danny Boyle's sci-fi collage
Flaming Lip Michael Ivins drops some serious science -- fiction, that is -- on Paul Friswold.
The Evil Dead star lets us pick his Brain
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
It's not just for Trekkers anymore: Archon returns to St. Louis with a tantalizing slate of events
Simon Wells tinkers with his great-grandpa H.G.'s Time Machine
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Week of January 17, 2001
From the week of October 18
St. Louis gears up for Archon 24
Sci-fi and fantasy enthusiasts of all stripes congregate at the Gateway Science Fiction and Media Convention
Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time