War is hell. But an ultimate weapon is hella cool.
Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were buried in rejection slips, before they finally broke in. Here are 15 classic novels that publishers didn't want to touch.
It's been nine years since our own interminable War on Terror started. Can we learn anything from 1976's Hugo-winning novel, Joe Haldeman's The Forever War?
We know Ridley Scott's plate is full what with the Alien prequel movies, a Monopoly film, Huxley's Brave New World, and a Youtube flick. But his choice of writer just pushed his Forever War to the top of our list.
Is this really the first piece of concept art from Ridley Scott's movie of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War?
We're hooked on Doug Williams' blog/plea to District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The concept artist's six-month-long, one-sided conversation with Blomkamp is not only hilarious, it's genius. Plus his District 9 toys, creatures and space landscapes are mesmerizing. Check them out.
When District 9 director Neill Blomkamp makes his next film, he won't have a $100 million budget. Instead, he'll keep making films on the (relative) cheap, because it's the only way to make science fiction movies with creative freedom.
With The Forever War that much closer to the big screen, maybe it's time for Hollywood to take a closer look at Joe Haldeman's other works as well. Haldeman is already talking about trying to have more creative input into movie versions of his other books, if the Ridley Scott film is a hit. So which of his works…