Military action has provided fodder for science fiction since the birth of the genre. But just what is military science fiction?
Set in a climate-changed future, Ship Breaker is the first young adult novel from Windup Girl author Paolo Bacigalupi. It's about a boy who scavenges abandoned tankers for cash, struggling to survive in a world of indentured servitude and bioengineering.
Earlier today, President Obama spoke at the Kennedy Space Center, outlining the future of the US space program, including a $6 billion budget increase and plans to go to Mars. Here are highlights from his speech.
Glen Cook's Shadowline (Night Shade) is a rich drama set against the backdrop of space, following three story lines that come to a violent clash, with political intrigue, family grudges and space combat wrapped up in to a solid story.
Futuristic militaries are a staple in science fiction. With their powered armor and laser guns, military science fiction novels are among the most exciting reads out there. Except for one problem. Most are not really about warfare.
Stargate Universe may seem to be a gritty show about solving the nigh-insoluble and surviving on the ragged edge of the cosmos — but it's actually evolved into a series of lessons for the business world.
This week marks the twenty-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event which helped end the Cold War. It ushered in the end of an era for science fiction, too.
Meet Ida, the 47 million year old fossil who may represent one of our earliest known ancestors. She's probably the most complete primate fossil ever discovered, and she explains where humans (and lemurs) come from.
Later today, Space Shuttle Atlantis will be lifting off from Florida for the last ever servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Today's mission also marks the 30th mission for the Orbiter, which first launched in October of 1985 with STS-51-J.
As the world ends, who'll provide the soundtrack for the final moments? In all likelihood, apocalyptic British folk band We'll Write, whose music video includes a giant robot taking over the world.
Today is the 12th Annual Space Day, an event that's jointly hosted by NASA and Lockheed Martin, held each year on the first of May. This year's theme is titled : 'Celebrating Human Space Flight: Past, Present and Future'.
Uranium was considered a useless material until very recently in human history, when it quite literally exploded into the public consciousness. Tom Zoellner's engaging new book Uranium reveals how this once-humble element transformed human civilization.
39 years ago today, the world let loose a collective sigh of relief, as the Apollo 13 Odyssey Command Module splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. This followed a tense week, as the world watched after an on-board explosion nearly cost the lives of astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise on the way to the…
Those were the words of Charlie Duke, the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16, which launched 37 years ago today.
After 33 years, the Science Fiction magazine giant Starlog will cease publication, moving from a print format to an online one due to the stresses of the economy.
As the current Middle East conflict continues on, futuristic military systems might be further away because of a new enemy: congressional budgets.