Why The Maze Runner Celebrates Friendship Instead Of Romance

There's been a spate of high-profile science fiction romances recently. But in The Maze Runner, it's friendships that are at the story's center. Author James Dashner explains to us why — and just why he thought it was important (and realistic) to focus on friendship instead of romantic love. Spoilers ahead! » 8/26/14 4:20pm Tuesday 4:20pm

5 Moviemaking Moments That Surprised The Maze Runner's James Dashner

Editor's Note: This fall, James Dashner's dystopian novel of a place called The Glade, in which a young man named Thomas wakes up in a world surrounded by an unsolvable maze, will land in theaters. Dashner's story spans three books – The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure, as well as its prequel, The… » 1/19/14 8:27pm 1/19/14 8:27pm

Why Maze Runner's James Dashner abandoned dystopia for virtual reality

James Dashner made a huge impact with The Maze Runner, his dystopian young-adult novel which is being turned into a major movie by Fox. Now he's back with a novel about virtual reality, The Eye of Minds. We talked to Dashner about why virtual reality could replace dystopia in young-adult novels. » 10/07/13 12:44pm 10/07/13 12:44pm