Lois Lane heads from the pages of DC Comics to her very own Young Adult novel this May, but you can read a teaser of what's to come with this new short story from Gwenda Bond detailing the young Lois' first day at a new school — and she's already getting herself primed for a future career at the Daily Planet.
We love young adult science fiction, but even we have to admit that sometimes, it can feel like dystopian novels are following a bit script. The new Twitter account @DystopianYA is poking a bit of fun at some of the more common conventions of the genre.
A few years back, it seemed that DC Comics wasn't interested in licensing a YA novel series around Lois Lane, but fortunately, times are a-changing. A Lois Lane novel, titled Fallout, is due out next year.
Yesterday, Slate caused a bit of a stir with an editorial reprimanding adults for reading books marketed to young adults. This song-and-dance — saying that we should be ashamed of what we like to read — is a familiar one for fans of genre fiction. And frankly, it's getting old.
Some of our favorite heroes are teenagers. Unlike the adults, they aren't afraid to question authority — partly because they're too young to have been compromised by it. They can see problems and solutions in the world around them. And for these young adults, every journey is a quest. That's why teens are among the…
Sarah Beth Durst, author of the young adult vampire action comedy Drink, Slay, Love, has a new novel out called Vessel — it's a standalone fantasy that takes place in an entirely new world. Liyana's nomadic desert clan is waiting desperately for their goddess to rejoin them, even though it will cost Liyanna her life.
British author Catherine Fisher's young-adult dystopian novel Incarceron has only been out a few weeks, and already the rights have spurred a studio feeding freenzy. The big winner: Fox. Get ready for a future prison-world on the big screen.
We called the "angels are the new vampires" trend months ago, and already the facts are stacking up to bolster our claims. Disney's purchase of Lauren Kate's tween againsty angel book Fallen adds fuel to the sexy angel fire.
Four days each month, Jill transforms. But instead of becoming a werewolf, she becomes a boy, with all that entails. Now Lauren McLaughlin's tale of gender identity, Cycler, is coming to the big screen.
After a seemingly endless run of books trying to capitalize on the success of Twilight, young adult publishers are experiencing a touch of vampire fatigue. But the next set of supernatural romantic leads won't be werewolves; they'll be angels.
How easy is it to nail down the genre of a novel you're working on? Agent Nathan Bransford polled the readers of his blog about the genres they're writing, and it turned into a free-for-all about the terror of genres.
In anticipation of Scott Westerfeld's alternate history novel Leviathan, Simon & Schuster has made his book Uglies available for free download. It's the first book in his young adult series about a strictly regimented, post-scarcity society where all people undergo an operation at age 16 to make them pretty, and Tally…
Zoë's Tale, the last book in the Old Man's War sequence by John Scalzi, has just been nominated a Hugo for best novel. It deals with the harrowing complications of interstellar politics and teenage girls.
Brittany and Brianna Winner (aged 13) thought they were stupid because they had dyslexia. So their dad challenged them to prove otherwise - by writing a science fiction novel.
They've published books, linked to and even interviewed each other, but now authors Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi are collectively wondering whether anyone is paying attention to their most recent books, and just what is the most under-appreciated genre of literature: Young Adult or Regular Science Fiction?But…