Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.
Science fiction is overrun with Martians, from monstrous invaders to shapeshifting superheroes to Santa-kidnapping buffoons. To make sense of over a century's worth of Martians, we present this grid ranking scifi Martians on their goodness and just how alien they are (click to expand).
There's a fantastic article over at New Scientist about the science that shaped Ray Bradbury's development as a person and as a writer, including his early fascination with theories about life on Mars, and his obsession with psychology.
One of the all-time classics of science fiction could be getting a movie adaptation at long last. After a few failed attempts by different producers to make a Martian Chronicles film, Paramount has greenlit a version with producer John Davis.
The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments.
Ray Bradbury's 1950 cycle of short stories about humanity's troubled quest to colonize the red planet has caught the eye of I, Robot's producer — who just optioned the rights. Is Hollywood embarking on it's own space race?