Here's a cool link from Warren Ellis whose blog I thoroughly recommend and who has just signed a book deal for his new work called GUN MACHINE.
http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/2011/04/11/965/ It's a short essay on the difference between writing crime and writing science fiction.
I also started volume two of Planetary by Warren Ellis yesterday which is shaping up quite nicely. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_(comics)
And I've promised myself that I'll start reading Never Let Me Go by Katsuo Ishiguro seeing as Remains of the Day was so good. I didn't see the film but it certainly renewed my interest in reading the book which is what film adaptations are often good at doing, especially ones with as excellent a cast as Never Let Me Go.