Compton Crook Award Finalist! Comic science fiction: When aliens finally visit Earth, they're friendly, but distinctly alien. That's why movie executive Jake Berman is thrown for a loop when he's made responsible for one of the aliens, and as a film promoter, keeping secrets just isn't in his nature.
Hugo Award finalist. In this collection of essays, film critic and sf fan Kimmel covers movies from Metropolis (1927), answering the absurd claim that the restoration of this silent classic negated its status as a science fiction film, to how Star Trek, Avatar, Moon, and District 9 may have made 2009 a "miracle year" for the genre.