Tonight: Hear some of your favorite SF authors read their favorite SF…

If you're in Brooklyn tonight at 7:30, you should stop by the new science fiction bookstore Singularity & Co., where some great SF authors are paying tribute to their influences. Lev Grossman is reading James White, Paul Park is reading Ursula K. Le Guin, and Ophira Eisenberg is reading Kurt Vonnegut. More details at… » 9/28/12 1:43pm 9/28/12 1:43pm

Are the best TV shows made from books these days? And what's next?

Almost every day, it seems like we hear about another new TV show based on a book or graphic novel series. Just today, it was announced that NBC is moving forward with a show based on the fantastic Vertigo comic Midnight, Mass. (This is the third attempt at a Midnight, Mass show — read our thoughts on why it's a great… » 9/20/12 2:39pm 9/20/12 2:39pm

10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read

Fantasy novels don't arise by magic. An aspiring fantasy author has to learn the craft, but also discover the roots of fantasy literature, as well as history and mythology. The more you've read, the more you know — and the better equipped you'll be for your journey into the lands of imagination. So we asked some of… » 3/29/12 10:01am 3/29/12 10:01am

First Details from the Pilot Script of Lev Grossman's The Magicians

Lev Grossman's The Magicians brought an emotional weight, and a pleasurable snarkiness, to the age-old story of magical people discovering their powers. And The Magician King expanded Grossman's world-building themes by adding a second protagonist. But how on Earth would you go about translating it to the television… » 1/10/12 4:05pm 1/10/12 4:05pm

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a… » 12/21/11 8:00am 12/21/11 8:00am

Paolo Bacigalupi's next novel is already generating excitement, six…

You know Paolo Bacigalupi's arrived when his next novel is already getting raves and nobody's even seen a galley yet. Over at Westword, Alan Prendergast talks about the excitement about Bacigalupi's forthcoming The Drowned Cities, which takes place in the Ship Breaker world but isn't a direct sequel. Chief among those… » 12/14/11 2:53pm 12/14/11 2:53pm

X-Men: First Class writers turning Lev Grossman's The Magicians into a…

Great news! Lev Grossman's acclaimed novel about a magical boarding school, The Magicians, is being adapted into a television series on Fox. And Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, whose credits include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Thor and X-Men: First Class, are adapting it into a pilot. » 10/05/11 7:41pm 10/05/11 7:41pm

A Whole Month of Earthsea Discussions, with Charles Yu, Lev Grossman,…

If you're lucky enough to be in New York, then October is going to be a brilliant month for you — the Center for Fiction is putting on a whole month of science fiction and fantasy discussions, in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. It's all part of "The Big Read," a month-long program focusing on a… » 9/28/11 9:40am 9/28/11 9:40am

In The Magician King, Lev Grossman's magical over-achievers finally get…

People sometimes tend to sum up Lev Grossman's fantasy debut, The Magicians, as a kind of anhedonic version of Harry Potter crossed with Narnia. But it's actually a lot deeper than that — The Magicians explored what happens when our fantasies come true, and what it means to put yourself, your screwy demented self, in… » 8/22/11 1:15pm 8/22/11 1:15pm