Gift Ideas: Best Sci-Fi Book Recommendations

Finding the right books to read for an avid sci-fi reader can be tough. These gift ideas and book recommendations for the best sci-fi books take into account the variety of science fiction sub-genres and the master authors of the craft. While you may recognize several of these, you are sure to find a few gems they have not yet discovered.

Space Opera: 10 Best Books to Read

The science fiction sub-genre of Space Opera has not always been the most popular category in sci-fi books.

Which Sci-Fi Books Inspired the Iconic Apple iPod, iPad and Earbuds?

In celebration of National iPod Day (October 23) and the anniversary of its first sale (November 10), we looked to see how sci-fi authors predicted and set the course of events for the Apple iPod, iPad, earbuds and similar products.

Folklore and Mythology are Strong Influences in Modern Fantasy

Modern fantasy authors have often been inspired by the wealth of folklore and mythology across many cultures, both current and ancient. L. Ron Hubbard, well-known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, had this to say about the fantasy genre…

Military Science Fiction: Rayguns, Rocketships, and a Dash of Gold

Battlefield Earth: A return to the Golden Age, written after the genre of science fiction had time to define itself.

I Don’t See Any Aliens

On February 14, 1990, as Voyager 1 was ready to leave the solar system, NASA turned the space probe around to take a photograph of planet Earth from a distance of 3.7 billion miles.

How 1 Director and 66 Hollywood Actors Solved Your Summer Reading

Stories from the Golden Age, a line of 80 books and unabridged audiobooks containing 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard—considered by many to be America’s quintessential pulp fiction author during fiction’s Golden Age—is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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.

Jim Marrs Discusses: Is Earth Prepared for an Alien Invasion?

The following article by Jim Marrs written for Galaxy Press addresses the issue of UFOs, aliens and alien invasion initially from the perspective of fiction literature and then from documented incidents.