Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

Who was the Skull Cowboy, the mysterious character cut from The Crow?

When you watch Alex Proyas' original movie of The Crow nowadays, it's an amazingly tight movie. The supernatural revenge plot is pretty straightforward, and the film skips most of the angst, to go straight to the campy fun. But originally, there was a forboding presence in the film: the Skull Cowboy. See for yourself. » 9/20/13 1:00pm 9/20/13 1:00pm

April Books: Stephen King's Dark Tower, Neal Stephenson's Weird…

The book world has some treats in store for you this month — including a brand new novel in Stephen King's Dark Tower universe, and the first book of Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear's Mongoliad. John Shirley revises and updates his groundbreaking cyberpunk trilogy. There are more jazz-age vampires and Regency magicians,… » 4/06/12 1:07pm 4/06/12 1:07pm

The Next 50 Years: Why I'm Optimistic Because Everything Will Be…

With everything rolling towards the abyss, our only hope for a bright future seems to be the Singularity, a technological transformation of what it means to be human. But in a talk for TEDx Brussels, science fiction and horror writer John Shirley argues that there are really two Singularities — and yes, everything… » 11/28/11 2:31pm 11/28/11 2:31pm

Brace Yourself For Cancer-Horror And The Lost Cyberpunk Novel

Cyberpunk guru John Shirley could be spawning three movies soon: the Weinstein Company is doing a movie of his novel Demons, in which corporations deliberately cause cancer as part of a program of human sacrifice, with Jim Sonzero (Pulse) attached to direct. "Wish I wrote the script, but some "A" scripter got the… » 5/07/08 1:09pm 5/07/08 1:09pm

New Issue of Rudy Rucker's FLURB Hits the Interwebs

Science fiction writer Rudy "Postsingular" Rucker has just posted issue #5 of his speculative fiction webzine FLURB, which is always full of bizarro delights. In this issue, Terry Bisson writes about a superhero called Captain Ordinary who teleports around the world via hidden portals in Starbucks outlets, triggered… » 3/31/08 11:20am 3/31/08 11:20am