‘For All Mankind’ Deserves 7 Seasons

‘For All Mankind’ Deserves 7 Seasons

The Apple TV+ series For All Mankind is an alternate history story in which the Soviet Union beats the United States to the moon, leading to a greatly intensified space race. Screenwriter Rafael Jordan was excited to see another science fiction show from Ronald D....
‘The Beast Adjoins’ Is Seriously Creepy Sci-Fi

‘The Beast Adjoins’ Is Seriously Creepy Sci-Fi

The new anthology The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2021 collects 20 of the best short stories of the year. Series editor John Joseph Adams was particularly impressed with Ted Kosmatka’s story “The Beast Adjoins,” which presents a fresh take on the idea...
Final Girls Make the Best Horror Movie Heroes

Final Girls Make the Best Horror Movie Heroes

Horror movies frequently feature a “final girl,” a female character who survives to the end of the movie when most—or all—of the other characters do not. Stephen Graham Jones, author of My Heart Is a Chainsaw, is a big fan of the final girl trope. “The final girl is...
Avenue 5 Is Funny But Needs More Variety

Avenue 5 Is Funny But Needs More Variety

The HBO series Avenue 5 is a sci-fi comedy about a cruise ship that gets knocked off course on its way to Saturn. Humor writer Tom Gerencer was impressed by the show’s witty dialogue. “There were some extremely funny lines in Avenue 5 that I couldn’t help laughing out...