Two Horror Writers Explain How Co-Authoring Made Their Novel Scarier

Sleeping Policemen seemed, at times, to come too easily. It was a joy to write—much of the seeming effortlessness fueled by the collaboration, that synthesis of friendship and creativity. It began as a notion—"Let's write a novel quick and mean and gritty"—that took shape, dark and dirty, through a string of emails: » 7/24/14 1:34pm Thursday 1:34pm

Science Fiction Authors on Black History Month

"When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren't there. And in Octavia Butler's works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world… » 2/14/14 6:35pm 2/14/14 6:35pm

Jumper: Here's Why You Should Skip the Movie and Just Read the Book

Jumper may have made $30 million at the box office this past weekend, but the original book has been out for more than 16 years, and they don't bear much resemblance to each other except for the main character's name and the teleporting. In fact, once the book was optioned and turned into a movie, author Steven Gould… » 2/21/08 8:40am 2/21/08 8:40am

What's Happening With Neil Gaiman's Interworld?

Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves' Interworld has been optioned by Dreamworks Animation a decade after they first pitched it to Hollywood. The story of a boy who can travel between alternate universes is now in the lovely world of development. Although whether that's development hell or development utopia remains to be… » 2/06/08 10:20am 2/06/08 10:20am