Dragonriders Of Pern Movie Gets A Screenwriter Who's Also A Novelist

Few recently announced movie projects have inspired more excitement — and more "please don't fuck this up" trepidation — than the movie based on Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern. The good news? The movie has a writer, and she sounds like she has some real storytelling chops. » 11/19/14 8:00pm 11/19/14 8:00pm

A Dragonriders Of Pern Movie May Finally Happen!

Warner Bros. has optioned Dragonriders Of Pern. With The Dark Knight series done, Harry Potter over, and The Hobbit winding down, it's only natural for Warner Bros. to be searching for the next big franchise. Cross every single finger you have for this one, people. » 7/29/14 5:01pm 7/29/14 5:01pm

Robin Hobb pays tribute to Anne McCaffrey's enduring influence

We lost a great icon of science fiction and fantasy last year when Anne McCaffrey passed away. Now Robin Hobb, the author of several novels including the forthcoming City of Dragons, pays tribute to McCaffrey in a new interview, republished from the press materials for her new novel. » 1/12/12 4:00pm 1/12/12 4:00pm

Hollywood is filming the wrong Anne McCaffrey novel

With the news the Watchmen screenwriter will adapt Dragonriders of Pern, it's time to face facts. Hollywood has picked up the wrong Anne McCaffrey novel to adapt. Instead, someone should tackle Restoree, her 1967 take on Golden Age heroines. » 4/22/11 5:00pm 4/22/11 5:00pm

Watchmen writer adapting Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern to film

Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern book series has garnered generations of fans. Now it's about to be translated for the screen by the screenwriter for Watchmen and X2, David Hayter. » 4/13/11 6:30am 4/13/11 6:30am

Why doesn't more fantasy take place in the future?

It used to be, science fiction took place in the future and fantasy in the past. But lately, more science fiction takes place in the past. So we can't help wondering whether there'll be more fantasy set in the future. » 10/28/10 2:40pm 10/28/10 2:40pm

Best and worst childbirth scenes in science fiction and fantasy

There's still only one way to bring a new person into this universe. Many science fiction/fantasy stories have featured the drama of childbirth... and some have done it better than others. Here are the best and worst SF/fantasy childbirth scenes. » 9/10/10 12:20pm 9/10/10 12:20pm

A Horse by Any Other Name is Probably Not a Horse

Saddling up your faithful steed to ride off into the sunset is one of those things best left to John Wayne. Sometimes. Here are some of science fiction's best substitutes for our friend, the horse.
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