Why I Revisit My Childhood Favorites All the Time

I watch a lot of television and read a lot of books. I don't think that's going to shock a lot of people. It's literally part of my job. I'm at the point where no one really questions how much I watch or read. But the secret is: I spend way more time revisiting old favorites rather than new things. » 3/27/15 3:00am Friday 3:00am

There's One More Terry Pratchett Book Still To Come

We're still devastated by the news of Sir Terry Pratchett's passing last week. But at least there's one last book to look forward to: Pratchett's The Shepherd's Crown, a book about his young witch, Tiffany Aching. » 3/16/15 10:42am 3/16/15 10:42am

Discworld Cake Is Almost Too Wonderful To Eat

Paris bakery Paint Cakes (which bills itself as a "pâtisserie geek") crafted this marvelously detailed pastry tribute to the late Sir Terry Pratchett. » 3/14/15 11:00am 3/14/15 11:00am

RIP Sir Terry Pratchett, Author of The Discworld Series

Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved Discworld fantasy novels and countless other bestselling books, died earlier today at the age of 66. » 3/12/15 8:30am 3/12/15 8:30am

The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy

With fictional worlds come fictional alcohol. But not just alcohol that's bad for you in the usual ways — bad for you in the "this will kill you if you drink it" kind of ways. These are drinks bartenders need hazmat suits to prepare and serve. » 1/28/15 12:40am 1/28/15 12:40am

Neil Gaiman's Account of Terry Pratchett's Quiet Rage Is a Must-Read

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. » 9/28/14 9:00pm 9/28/14 9:00pm

Science Fiction And Fantasy Comedies That Hit Harder Than Most Dramas

A lot of people seem to think "funny" equals "light-weight." Like a comedy can't deal with important issues, or pack a huge emotional punch. But decades of science fiction and fantasy comedy prove otherwise. Which funny story actually hits you where it counts, more than most "serious" dramas do? » 7/15/14 2:40pm 7/15/14 2:40pm

Discworld Covers From France Are Breathtaking

While Paul Kidby's work has (rightly) been synonymous with Discworld for years, these new French covers by Marc Simonetti makes you reconsider. » 7/10/14 3:06am 7/10/14 3:06am

How Bad Would It Be to Eat This Whole Discworld Cake?

I realize that polite society frowns on plunging your hand right into the middle of a cake and then shoveling that cake into your mouth, but sometimes you can't help the impulse. And I JUST WANT TO DEMOLISH THIS WHOLE CAKE. » 6/19/14 9:00pm 6/19/14 9:00pm

How To Read Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series, In One Handy Chart

Figuring out just where to start Terry Pratchett's sprawling, character-dense Discworld series can be a little daunting. Fortunately this chart, lets you figure out just how to follow your favorite storylines and characters as they move from book to book. » 4/24/14 4:20pm 4/24/14 4:20pm

10 Book Series That Would Make Excellent TV Shows

Nowadays, a lot of the best TV shows are based on books, especially book series. But the amazing thing about science fiction and fantasy books is, there's always more riches to explore. We've barely scratched the surface, in fact. Here are 10 more book series that would make terrific TV shows. » 3/03/14 11:21am 3/03/14 11:21am

Check out the gorgeous collectors edition covers for Discworld

Terry Pratchett's incredible series Discworld is getting a new set of incredible covers for 12 hardback collectors editions in the UK. Here are some of the most striking ones. » 10/29/13 4:00pm 10/29/13 4:00pm

10 Tyrants Who Are a Better Choice Than the Rebels

We never get tired of reading stories about pure-hearted underdogs rebelling against a vast, evil empire. Except when we start to suspect that the rebels are just too dumb and incompetent to let them be in charge. Here are 10 evil tyrants who are actually better rulers than the rebels trying to replace them would be. » 7/30/13 10:08am 7/30/13 10:08am

The Science Behind Discworld's Flat Earth on the Back of a Turtle

The world is flat, and resting on the backs of four elephants who, in turn, stand upon the back of a giant, space-faring turtle. Welcome to Terry Pratchett's Discworld. How does it all work? Pratchett, along with Professors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen, explain it all in The Science of Discworld IV. » 7/16/13 10:45am 7/16/13 10:45am

Independence Days from across the Multiverse

Where there's society, there's a foundation story. And where there's government, there's a holiday to instill patriotism and pride. So here are the ways fiction has commemorated independence from an oppressor, the end of a civil war, or just the day certain documents were signed and the current government came into… » 7/04/13 1:00pm 7/04/13 1:00pm

These Terry Pratchett quote posters are lovely

The boundless wisdom and humor of Terry Pratchett get immortalized in a series of motivational posters that you only wish were hanging in your office right now. » 5/24/13 4:49pm 5/24/13 4:49pm

The 9 Most Incompetent Wizards of All Time

There’s no IQ test to become a wizard. Sure, it usually takes years of training, apprenticing and studying to be able to cast spells and such, but really, any nincompoop can luck into immense magical power and make the lives of everyone near them a magical hell. Here are nine wizards that should drop their wands down… » 4/29/13 10:00am 4/29/13 10:00am

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to… » 1/02/13 10:20am 1/02/13 10:20am

Terry Pratchett says his daughter Rhianna will take over the Discworld…

Since his diagnosis with Alzheimer's in 2007, beloved fantasy author Terry Pratchett has kept up his rigorous writing and touring schedule, despite his growing health difficulties. These days, he writes entirely with the help of voice-activated software and his assistant Rob Wilkins. Now he's done an extensive… » 11/19/12 5:35pm 11/19/12 5:35pm

8 of the most frustratingly bad media tie-in videogames ever

Ever bought a game that ties into one of your favorite fantasy, scifi, or comic book tales, only to play it and find out it is total crap? Unfortunately, licensed games are historically bad, leaving a lot of fans in this same situation. You probably already know about 1982's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and 1999's … » 11/16/12 11:30am 11/16/12 11:30am