Here's Why Everyone's Acting Like April Will Be the Worst Month Ever

If you were thinking April was just another month in another year with your exact same face and Ides in it, then congratulations for not having to be online that much. Because LOOK OUT: Everyone is talking about how it is supposed to be a wild month for all people, relationships, transactions and experiences. Here's… » 4/08/14 3:47pm 4/08/14 3:47pm

I was a Hunger Games hater

Today's comment of the day comes to you down the treacherous (and often unwalked!) path all the way from boredom to fandom. In a review of the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, commenter HighWiredSith shared the story of going from disinterest, to giving it a shot, to becoming a fan: » 11/22/13 4:20pm 11/22/13 4:20pm

Great Opening Sentences from Classic Fantasy Novels

Every great fantasy novel is a journey into mystery and wonder. And the best fantasy writers set the tone of discovery with the very first sentence. Especially in these days of online book excerpts and Amazon.com previews, the opening sentences of a book can cast a spell — or cast readers out of the book, forever. » 7/12/12 12:42pm 7/12/12 12:42pm

How To Get Into Rebel Space Opera Blake's 7

You've heard great things about Blake's 7, that edgier 1970s show from some of the makers of Doctor Who. You've heard it features darker, more complex characters, and it's like a warped mirror held up to Star Trek's utopian future — instead of the human Federation being this amazing force for peace and justice in the… » 4/18/08 12:46pm 4/18/08 12:46pm