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Columbia cruises into interstellar war with reboot of Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers

Heinlein's military propaganda novel is getting a fresh adaptation from Columbia Pictures.

Which SF writer has made us wait the longest for a sequel?
Jun 26, 2015

C.J. Cherryh's Regenesis, the sequel to her Hugo-Award-winning Cyteen, was released this month to the delight of her patient fans. We've been waiting...

Writer sued over using the term "Space Marine." Really.
Feb 6, 2013

The term 'Space Marine' seems like it's the sort of term one could use without fear of copyright infringement, right? Surprise!

Read the Robert Heinlein letter that saved Theodore Sturgeon's career
Dec 17, 2012

Robert Heinlein and Theodore Sturgeon are two of the titans of science fiction literature, and the men were good friends as well. Still, it comes as a surprise to hear about a letter from Heinlein that possibly saved Sturgeon's career.

Did Robert Heinlein pull a fast one on a 1940 census taker?
Dec 17, 2012

One zealous sci-fi fan decided to do a little digging into the history of classic science fiction author Robert Heinlein—instead, he found evidence of a pretty hilarious prank Heinlein may have pulled on a hapless 1940s Census taker.

I, Robot director wants to tackle Heinlein next. Should we worry?
Dec 17, 2012

Alex Proyas' I, Robot did well enough at the box office back in 2004, but it drew the ire of sci-fi purists for ditching Harlan Ellison's fabled adaptation of the Isaac Asimov short stories in favor of a new, very un-Asimov script that was only "suggested by" the original book.

New Starship Troopers trailer shows off classic bug-killing action
Dec 17, 2012

It may have had a bit of cheese coming off the edges, but the 1997 big screen adaptation of Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers is still one of the most awesomely crazy sci-fi action movies out there. The even lower-budget, direct-to-DVD sequels? Not so much.

What sci-fi classic made George R.R. Martin who he is today?
Dec 16, 2012

The Game of Thrones creator is among the most acclaimed and successful sci-fi and fantasy authors ever, thanks to works like the epic A Song of Ice and Fire, the superhero series Wild Cards and scripts for the Beauty and the Beast TV series. And like many lovers of all things genre, he can trace it back to one particular book—which just happened to be a Christmas present.

Read Robert Heinlein's BLISTERING attack on sci-fi fandom
Dec 14, 2012

At one point, he felt fandom was made up of "a bunch of neurotic, selfish, childish, insensitive and unimaginative, vicious bunch of jerks."