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8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

The Pulp Fiction Cover Art of Bruce Pennington

The Abominations of Yondo Bruce Pennington has beenin the business a long time. His first sci-fi cover commission came in 1967, for the New English Library 1970 paperback edition of Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. Not a bad start! The book became the sacred text of The Church of All Worlds, a religious group [...]

Walk This Way: The History of the Moving Sidewalk

Authors like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein have long envisioned a future where the automobile gives way to massive, high-speed moving walkways. Some of them merely zoom commuters around cities, while others, like Heinlein’s “mechanized roads,” could take people from Cleveland all the way to Cincinnati. The moving sidewalk is familiar to travelers in [...]

Trailer For Starship Troopers: Invasion

(YouTube Link) In honor of Memorial Day, when we remember the real life military personnel who have given their lives in service of our country, here’s a trailer with a bunch of fictional troops kicking alien butt. Starship Troopers: Invasion is a Japanese animated film based on the American Starship Troopers movies, which are based on the [...]

Singularity Watch: Inching Closer

Photo: GM/NASA This week’s developments in technological advances, like General Motors and NASA’s Robonaut2 (cleverly and deviously nicknamed R2), and Google’s decision to team up with the NSA got GeekDad’s Curtis Silver wondering about truth mirroring the best of science fiction- and its predictions of an eventual machine takeover that will plunge humanity into mass enslavement. While [...]