Jeff VanderMeer's new novel Annihilation lures you in with a seriously intriguing mystery, then leaves you filled with incredible, delicious dread. It's the tale of an ill-fated scientific expedition to piece of coastline that has developed strange new physical properties that defy explanation. And it will make you… »
Legendary weird fiction writer and editor Jeff VanderMeer is back with a new trilogy, The Southern Reach, and the first novel came out last week. Called Annihilation, it's a fascinating, poetic tale of a mysterious organization that's sent a mission to explore "Area X," a chunk of Earth that has been warped into an… »
Jeff VanderMeer is perhaps best known for his cult favorite Ambergris novels, including City of Saints and Madmen and Finch, which take place in a weird zone between gothic horror and political science fiction. Now he's sold a new series, the Southern Reach trilogy, to Farrar Straus and Giroux, and gotten a movie deal… »
Seconds after the Big Bang, the Universe was a soup of matter and antimatter. But today, everything around us is matter. So what and where is the antimatter? Last week, scientists came one step closer to finding out. »
Just in time for your gift-buying frenzy, comics publishers are putting out some brainwarping space opera tales — mostly in a classy hardcover format. This week, Marvel is reprinting two storylines that follow up the Annihilation saga, of invasion from beyond our universe. Another new hardcover collects two years of… »
I know, I know; you want to get into comics, but you don't know where to start. And who can blame you? This week alone sees the release of more than 100 comics and graphic novels, many of which are unspeakable dreck. What you need is someone smart to give you a heads-up on what you should be spending your time and… »
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Vitals: Every cosmic Marvel Comics character, like, ever teams up to fight a wave of space bugs… »