Disney Wants To Turn The Merlin Saga Into Their Next Big Fantasy Movie

Big-ticket Fantasy has had a rough go of late at the box office—but it looks like Disney wants to get behind the genre in a big way: They’ve tasked Lord of the Rings screenwriter Philippa Boyens to write a Merlin movie... and thankfully, it’s not another live-action adaptation of one of their own cartoons. »11/17/15 6:40pm11/17/15 6:40pm


Zen Cho's Sorcerer To The Crown Shows What Happens When Politics And Magic Mix

In Sorcerer to the Crown, magic in England has been in decline, and the one respected Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers is an institution tasked with overseeing magic in the nation. Zen Cho’s novel is a powerful, deliberate story of how politics and magic come together, and what consequences might lie when they… »11/15/15 4:00pm11/15/15 4:00pm

This 15-Second Warcraft Movie Teaser Will Be the Best 15 Seconds You Spend All Day

Again, I absolutely hate posting teasers for trailer in principle, but 1) this is the first footage of Duncan Jones’ infinitely anticipated Warcraft movie that anyone has seen and 2) it’s amazing. Seriously, I give no craps about anything Warcraft and I’m absolutely salivating for this movie now—after only 15 seconds… »11/03/15 11:35am11/03/15 11:35am

Behold This Stunning Edition Of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard Of Earthsea

Recently, The Folio Society has been putting together some beautiful science fiction and fantasy books: Dune and The Man in the High Castle each came out earlier this year. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin’s fantasy A Wizard of Earthsea will be getting its own special treatment, and will correct a long-standing issue that Le… »10/24/15 3:00pm10/24/15 3:00pm

These Brand New Peter Pan Illustrations Will Absolutely Make You Believe in Fairies

It’s just over a century since Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie adapted his stage play Peter and Wendy into a novel. And now, there’s a beautiful new edition of Barrie’s book, illustrated by MinaLima, the firm that did the graphics in the Harry Potter films. Check out an exclusive look inside the brand new Peter Pan! »10/08/15 2:59pm10/08/15 2:59pm

George R.R. Martin Shows Us a Whole New Side of The Seven Kingdoms

George R.R. Martin’s epic-fantasy setting of Westeros is highly addictive, and for good reason. It’s such a richly imagined world, with such a rich backstory, there’s enough material to obsess about for years. And his new book, collecting his “Dunk and Egg” stories, showcases just what a great setting it is. »10/06/15 10:49pm10/06/15 10:49pm

Nightmare material: NY Mag’s in-depth exploration of the crime in which two 12-year-old girls stabbe

Nightmare material: NY Mag’s in-depth exploration of the crime in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed a playmate to appease “Slender Man” is essential true-crime reading; though their victim survived, the case evokes the fantasy-driven killing that inspired Heavenly Creatures, but with a distressingly modern twist. »8/28/15 7:00pm8/28/15 7:00pm

How To Find The Best Fanfiction On the Internet

Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favorite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt… »8/18/15 3:22pm8/18/15 3:22pm