The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning. » 9/25/14 10:18am 9/25/14 10:18am

Bone Creator Jeff Smith's New Webcomic Is A Fun Prehistoric Fantasy

Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and RASL, is releasing his latest comic, Tüki Saves the Humans, online. It's about the first human to leave Africa—and the misadventures that happen along the way. » 4/02/14 1:30pm 4/02/14 1:30pm

Why I'm tired of seeing Nikola Tesla in science fiction

There is no doubt that Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor, but he has also become the go-to historical mad scientist for science fiction writers. I worry that he—and his name–are popping up in fiction a bit too much. » 9/29/13 2:00pm 9/29/13 2:00pm

We talk to cartoonist Jeff Smith about the 20th anniversary of Bone

At Comic-Con, io9 had the opportunity to catch up with Jeff Smith, the creator of beloved fantasy epic Bone and the scifi noir comic RASL. Smith reflected on Bone's auspicious beginnings and gave us updates on the pending cinematic adaptations of both comics. » 7/25/11 12:00pm 7/25/11 12:00pm

Is Hollywood going overboard with science fiction movies?

Hollywood has gone into a science fiction feeding frenzy in the past week, with several new scifi movies getting greenlit. The success of Battle: Los Angeles, on top of Avatar, Star Trek and others, put dollar signs in everyone's eyes. » 3/17/11 4:00pm 3/17/11 4:00pm

Jeff Smith's alternate universe-hopping art thief comic RASL may get…

According to Deadline, Sherlock Holmes franchise producer Lionel Wigram has purchased the rights to Bone cartoonist Jeff Smith's pandimensional art thief comic RASL — Smith himself has signed on as an executive producer. » 3/12/11 9:00am 3/12/11 9:00am

Things That Will Never Be: Jeff Smith's Bone, Animated by Hand

While a feature adaptation of Jeff Smith's wonderful, enduring graphic odyssey is in the works, it'll be an entirely computer-generated affair — and it won't have half the hand-hewn charm of this fan-created short. » 5/12/10 6:20am 5/12/10 6:20am

New Dimension-Hopping Thievery From Bone Man

Blending Sliders and The Pink Panther, cartoonist Jeff Smith's next project RASL (it's pronounced "razzle") gives the world a dimension-jumping art thief out for everything he can get. Following on his award-winning, Scholastic- and Disney-friendly Bone fantasy series, it's a bit of a dimension jump for Smith… » 1/23/08 8:40am 1/23/08 8:40am