How Do You Get Inside Godzilla's Head?

That's the question that author (and io9 commenter!) Greg Cox faced, as he wrote the novelization of the new Godzilla movie, out tomorrow. In this essay, Cox explains how he coped with getting inside Godzilla's head — and why he avoided doing so as much as possible. Plus read the first chapter! » 5/19/14 11:16am 5/19/14 11:16am

Read An Exclusive Chapter From the Novelization of Aronofsky's Noah

Darren Aronofsky has reimagined one of the most famous stories in the Bible for his new movie Noah. You have to wait until March 28 to see the film for yourself — but you can read the first chapter of the novelization by Mark Morris right now, exclusively at io9! » 3/19/14 2:49pm 3/19/14 2:49pm

Those classic Star Wars comics really did fill the gaps between movies

People sometimes look down on Marvel Comics' line of Star Wars comics from the late 1970s and early 1980s, because of the random green rabbit character and other stuff. But LucasFilm's Jennifer Heddle has a great article on the official Star Wars blog, explaining why they were essential. » 8/15/13 10:30am 8/15/13 10:30am

Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera — and learn secrets of J.J.…

A new app lets you turn your iPhone (or other i-device) into an old-school Super 8 camera. And it's chock full of hints for J.J. Abrams new movie Super 8. It's part tie-in app, part viral marketing, part movie-making tool. » 5/19/11 1:30pm 5/19/11 1:30pm

Terminator Vs. Grizzly Bear: Who Wins? And Can Khan Come Back?

The latest Terminator novel features Terminator-vs-grizzly-bear battles, train robbery, Terminator snowmobiles, a Terminator train, and dogsled chases. We asked writer Greg Cox about who'd win a Terminator/bear fight, novelizing Final Crisis and whether Khan should be in the next Trek. » 12/17/09 2:40pm 12/17/09 2:40pm

Untold Adventures: The Complete History Of Tie-In Novels

Some of science-fiction's greatest writers have stepped into ready-made universes and created media tie-in novels. From small beginnings some forty years ago, media tie-in books have become a huge part of our publishing universe. Here are some of the highlights. » 11/23/09 5:11pm 11/23/09 5:11pm

io9's Hivemind Reviews The Terminator 4 Novelization

Terminator Salvation felt more like a weak music video than a movie, with a story that was hard to piece together. So it's a good thing the novelization is written by super-prolific author Alan Dean Foster, right? Spoilers ahead... » 6/29/09 4:54pm 6/29/09 4:54pm

Greg Bear Solves Halo's Greatest Mystery

We're finally going to learn more about Halo's mysterious Forerunners, at the hands of a master. Hugo- and Nebula-winning author Greg Bear is writing a new Halo trilogy. » 4/07/09 1:00pm 4/07/09 1:00pm

How Vonda McIntyre Overcame The "Star Trek Novelist" Stigma

One of the best reasons to be a Star Trek fan in the 1980s was Vonda McIntyre's tie-in books. She's blogged about her Trek experience - including Wrath Of Khan's original title. » 2/17/09 1:30pm 2/17/09 1:30pm

Peter David's Star Trek Soap Opera Sails Onwards

Can you believe the Star Trek: New Frontier book series has already been going for 20+ books? It's hard to imagine. The longer Peter David's little corner of the Trek universe has gone on, the more soap-operatic it's gotten. And the trend looks set to continue with the forthcoming Treason, which just announced a pub… » 12/02/08 1:00pm 12/02/08 1:00pm