Science Fiction’s Role in Space Flight

It was in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, that several science fiction writers and scientists got together to discuss how to get man into space fast enough so that he would be distracted from further wars on Earth.

Will Aliens Look Like Us?

For all the discussion about UFOs and alien races, there frequently seems to be an understood agreement that alien life forms have to somehow look or be like us.

When the Going Gets Tough, Americans Get Going: The Hard-Boiled Detective Pulp Renaissance

Author Thomas McNulty traces the rise of the gangster movies and the birth of hard-boiled detective pulp fiction and the current pulp renaissance.