Some books feature powerful characterization and heart-stopping emotional journeys. Others have great world-building in the service of a thundering great adventure. Still others have clever scientific ideas. But it's rare to find a book like M.R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts, which aces all of the above.
Ian Tregillis' Something More Than Night is one of those books that manages to be both clever and exciting — you want to pause to admire all the brilliant ideas he's tossing around, but you have to keep turning pages to see how it'll turn out. This tale of angels is so brilliant, you might even forgive its nonsensical…
We've been waiting far, far too long for a new book from Mike Carey, author of the Felix Castor books and also writer of such great comics as The Unwritten, Lucifer and My Faith in Frankie. So rejoice in the book trailer for his new book, The Girl With All the Gifts.
Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to…
If you've been reading Mike Carey's phenomenal Vertigo comic The Unwritten, then you know it's an illuminating look at humanity's relationship with fiction as told through Tom Taylor, a Harry Potter-esque character seemingly made flesh to combat the shadowy cabal that rules the world's story. Get into this comic by…
What if J.K. Rowling based Harry Potter on a real boy, who grew up to be a surly young man jaded by the spotlight? And what if this crabby adult then discovered that his childhood adventures weren't entirely fictional?
You might have thought the practice of adding "kewl" new mutants to the X-Men roster died with the 1990s. But no — screens from the video game X-Men: Destiny showcase a craptastic mutant, who's reportedly part of of X-Men canon.
Screw football season — comic book Wednesday is where the real gridiron is. We've got futuristic kung-fu sports, mutant deathmatches, and a planet-sized Dr. Doom. Oh, and sultry Norse vampires. That has to count for something.
What's on the stands this Wednesday? The strongarm police tactics of everyone's favorite mushroom-coiffed space cop, urban fantasy starring a man-boy wizard, and a new installment of Joe Hill's acclaimed supernatural thriller Locke & Key.
You might think superheroes are played out as heroic archetypes or sources of fresh stories. But you'd be wrong, and a new anthology, Masked, proves it. Anybody who writes superhero comics or movies, or just loves superheroes, should read it.
Marvel wraps up Norman Osborn's Dark Reign in earnest tomorrow with end of Siege and its few remaining Avengers titles. Marvel's Heroic Age is upon us, but there's no Howard The Duck title on the stands. I call fowl!
Even if you think the living dead are overexposed, Christopher Golden's short story anthology The New Dead delivers so many iterations of the undead trope that even the most jaded zombie naysayer will be impressed. Can you say "Twitter zombies?"
We won't get any new Supernatural until Jan. 21 — but luckily, there's an awesome substitute. Longtime Vertigo Comics superstar Mike Carey has been writing supernatural thrillers that are every bit as addictive and tangled, featuring a wise-ass exorcist. Spoilers?