Every author collaboration is its own little kingdom, complete with its own set of rules, protocols, and practices. Here's a look at how Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong collaborated to write the Blackwell Pages trilogy.
Sleeping Policemen seemed, at times, to come too easily. It was a joy to write—much of the seeming effortlessness fueled by the collaboration, that synthesis of friendship and creativity. It began as a notion—"Let's write a novel quick and mean and gritty"—that took shape, dark and dirty, through a string of emails:
"When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren't there. And in Octavia Butler's works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world…
Just how much real science should science fiction use? The iceberg theory of science fiction may hold the answer.
Remember when the World War Z movie held such promise? Now, not so much. Paramount has released the synopsis for its film adaptation of Max Brooks' seminal zombie war story, and people are not happy about the massive deviations.
Harry Potter director David Yates says he's interested in turning Stephen King's The Stand into a multi-movie series. Good luck — this is a task that could make Potter look like a cakewalk.
For reasons unknown to us, Disney has decided to change Andrew Stanton's much-hyped, live action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novels John Carter of Mars, to simply, John Carter.
Cinematographer Robert Richardson (Inglourious Basterds) is pitching HBO an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Backed by Playtone Productions' Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Richardson hopes to co-write a pilot, based on the award-winning novel, with Gaiman himself.
We've been waiting for news on Hollywood's Dune reboot, ever since director Peter Berg left the project. Sadly, there's more bad news. Paramount is surrendering the rights to Dune. Basically, the new Dune is dead.
You've read 10 Philip K. Dick stories that Hollywood hasn't made into a film yet. But here's one ultra-weird Dick adaptation that is happening — behold the trailer for Radio Free Albemuth!
So many questions remained unanswered in James Cameron's Avatar. What happened to Grace's school? What's future Earth like? Why was Jake's supersmart brother randomly killed? The screenplay answered some questions, The rest, Cameron will explain in his new prequel novel.
Avatar is already a movie and a video game, could a novel be next? Word is that James Cameron is already at work on an Avatar novel, translating his 3D world and his blue aliens into black and white.
Jumper may have made $30 million at the box office this past weekend, but the original book has been out for more than 16 years, and they don't bear much resemblance to each other except for the main character's name and the teleporting. In fact, once the book was optioned and turned into a movie, author Steven Gould…
Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves' Interworld has been optioned by Dreamworks Animation a decade after they first pitched it to Hollywood. The story of a boy who can travel between alternate universes is now in the lovely world of development. Although whether that's development hell or development utopia remains to be…
With the writer's strike threatening to spread into the holidays and beyond, NBC is rushing a novelization of Heroes to print the day after Christmas. This Heroes novel is the first book to try and capitalize on the writer's strike. After all, with the number of game and reality shows on television increasing daily,…