In the shadow of the Super Bowl, unrest and citizen distrust are on the rise in San Francisco. Under the cruel hand of the NFL, the city by the bay has become virtually indistinguishable from the urban hellscapes of dystopian fiction.
John Green, author of bestselling novels-turned-movies The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, is a superstar. Teens love him. Adults love him. Taylor Swift loves him. The film adaptation of his first YA novel, Looking For Alaska, begins production soon in Michigan, and will almost certainly be his third box office…
Hey, remember those 20 Star Wars books that Del Rey is going to publish in the lead-up to The Force Awakens? Well, we’ve just gotten detailed synopses for a bunch of them. Take a look at the past, present and future of the Star Wars universe, including the in-between movie adventures of Han, Luke and Leia.
Dennis Cooper has written a horror novel using only gifs. Go check out Zac's Haunted House and let us know what you think.
Most folks know him from his basketball career, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also a best-selling author (an autobiography, several non-fiction tomes, and multiple books for kids), and an undercover airplane pilot (to cult-movie fans, anyway). And now, his first novel (with co-author Anna Waterhouse) stars Sherlock…
On January 1st, 2015, the works of Ian Fleming entered the public domain in a number of countries. That means that the character of James Bond is no longer copyrighted in those countries, just like Sherlock Holmes has been for a while. But it doesn't mean that it's suddenly open season on that character.
It's easy to find people in the book world who regard "plot" as sort of a dirty necessity at best. Lots of literary books try to avoid any overt "plot," in favor of autobiographical details. In science fiction, there's a dichotomy between "plot" and "character." But in the New Yorker, Adelle Waldman offers a stirring…
A while back, Neil Gaiman heard someone said of Terry Pratchett, "What a jolly old elf Sir Terry is." And that struck his long-time friend and sometime collaborator as absolutely wrong. So Gaiman took pen to paper to explain why.
The auction of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi art collection ends tomorrow, September 25th. Included in the auction are Bradbury's "The Burning Man" print, which became the cover for Fahrenheit 451; a Charles Addams painting that became the cover for From the Dust Returned, and Bradbury's collection of animation cels. [Live…
Books have typically missed out on getting the soundtrack treatment that movies have. But more books than ever are getting their own soundtracks now, and that's a good thing.
Some books are best read in complete silence, but sometimes you stumble upon the perfect music to pair it with. Today, we want to know about the songs you listen to while you read.
How novels turn into TV and movies is pretty well understood, but just how do stories make that reverse leap from our screens to the page? And could your novel, that one you have patiently gathering digital dust on your hard drive, be next?
What's on your reading list next — and what did you just cross off? Make a reading recommendation (or request one) now!
Does your favorite novel have a secret soundtrack, a series of songs that the author listened to (or thought about the novel's characters listening to) while they were writing?
In today's comments, we tossed around some unorthodox investment solutions, speculated on the whereabouts of lost lab animals (right behind you), and got some key insight into the writing process.
Ruby programmer Why The Lucky Stiff (or _why for short) vanished in 2009, deleting his whole online identity. But the other day, his website (reborn in January) started serving up print spools, so your computers' printer could produce a novel that I couldn't stop reading.
Over in the Guardian, there's a provocative article that we're judging novels by the wrong standards. Instead of expecting them to be "good reads" or judging them according to their "re-readability," argues Kirsty Gunn, we should be celebrating more books that are frustrating reads that we would never, in a million…
Over the past few days, the winners of the Bram Stoker Awards (for horror fiction) and the finalists for the Sidewise Awards (for alternate history) were announced. Want to know what the best terrifying stories and allohistories are?