Author abducted by Aliens!

Aliens rarely abduct the authors of mass-marketed paperbacks. Once in a while, though, a writer drives along an Interstate highway or recklessly vacations in a remote mountain cabin. Whitley Strieber, the author of The Hunger and most-recently co-author of The Day after Tomorrow, was one of the first […]

The Bandwagon

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most respected names in fantasy and science fiction. She doesn’t need to boost her career by cheap gimmicks or by following current trends. So I was a bit shocked to read about how Le Guin’s editor had suggested she write […]

Joss and Neil talk Geek

“I always loved, most of all with doing comics, the fact that I knew I was in the gutter. I kind of miss that, even these days, whenever people come up and inform me, oh, you do graphic novels. No. I wrote comic books, for heaven’s sake. They’re […]

McLuhan’s Cool Comics

Most people know Marshall McLuhan for a handful of catchphrases. Slogans like “the medium is the message” still tumble from the lips of zealous freshmen, even if they’re not quite sure what it means. Yet there’s more to his legacy than a few choice sound bites and a […]

All the Devil’s Angels

The history of smut has as many unbelievably odd characters as it has movies, and it seems one who takes an active interest in this sordid cinema is always uncovering a quirky previously unknown filmmaker or performer worth obsessing over. The cool thing is that it’s nearly always […]