All the magical Londons. Over at, there's a great roundup of all the fantasy versions of London that have appeared in books, movies and other media, from Gaiman to Rowling. With a ton more brought up in the comments. » 9/08/14 4:09pm 9/08/14 4:09pm

What Are The Best Examples of Real People Making Fictional Cameos?

The boundary between fact and fiction can be surprisingly permeable, with life sometimes imitating art and art sometimes returning the favor. Here are some of the real people who made that boundary even more fluid, by showing up in fictional settings. » 6/16/14 4:20pm 6/16/14 4:20pm

How I Turned Neil Gaiman Into A Fictional Character For My New Novel

For his new novel The Severed Streets, the second installment of his Shadow Police series, acclaimed writer Paul Cornell decided to include author Neil Gaiman as a significant character. In this essay, Cornell shares why and how he went about making his fictional Gaiman. » 6/16/14 1:20pm 6/16/14 1:20pm

The New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That You Can't Afford To Miss

The best days of science fiction and fantasy books aren't in the past — they're still arriving. Every month, new books come out that pack a hell of a whallop. Just check out our list of the 23 new books that you absolutely must not miss in May. » 5/14/14 5:20pm 5/14/14 5:20pm

Read The First 2 Chapters Of Paul Cornell's Severed Streets Right Here

Paul Cornell's urban fantasy novel London Falling got rave reviews for its story of London police officers who learn to see the uncanny supernatural weirdness in their midst. (And stay profressional in the face of it all.) Now he's back with a sequel, The Severed Streets, and we've got the first two chapters. » 4/24/14 12:17pm 4/24/14 12:17pm

Here's one classic Doctor Who story that's scary AND packed with ideas

Patrick Troughton's second season starring in Doctor Who was the "base under siege" era, where relentless monsters terrorize an embattled crew of humans in story after story. But judging from the newly released "Ice Warriors," it was also an era of good idea-driven science fiction. » 9/20/13 12:20pm 9/20/13 12:20pm

Britpop singer Robbie Williams nearly starred in Doctor Who

Justin Timberlake wants to play the Riddler in the next Batman movie — but he should aim higher. Robbie Williams, lead singer from Take That!, came surprisingly close to playing the Doctor on Doctor Who. In the animated adventure "Scream of the Shalka," that is. » 9/01/13 9:00am 9/01/13 9:00am

Sequence an award-winning science fiction writer's genome, while Neil…

Author Jay Lake, the winner the Campbell Award and numerous other honors, is undergoing his fourth round of chemotherapy right now — and you can help him fight his cancer. Some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors have donated "acts of whimsy," to raise money to sequence Jay Lake's genome and possibly… » 1/10/13 12:24pm 1/10/13 12:24pm

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in…

This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Plus brand new books from Austin Grossman, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Priest, Diana Gabaldon, Robert J. Sawyer, Joe… » 1/09/13 2:40pm 1/09/13 2:40pm

Should scifi convention panels require a 50/50 gender ratio?

Many creators have tried to address the under-representation of women in comics and other corners of speculative fiction media — by publishing female-centric anthologies, by hosting panels for female creators. Comics writer Paul Cornell has decided to use himself as an instrument for gender parity, by refusing to sit… » 2/19/12 12:30pm 2/19/12 12:30pm

Over A Dozen Reasons To Get Excited About Comics This Winter

What science fiction and fantasy funny books will debut during the wee months of 2012? There's new UFO drama from Vertigo, Brian Wood penning Conan The Barbarian, and the X-Men and Avengers gearing up for fisticuffs. Here's a slew of brand new titles coming to comic stores soon. » 1/05/12 12:25pm 1/05/12 12:25pm

In this exclusive preview of Demon Knights, Etrigan and Vandal Savage…

We really dug the first issue of DC Comics' new rough-and-tumble fantasy series Demon Knights. Hence, we're psyched to debut an exclusive sneak peek of the second issue. In this preview, Paul Cornell pens Vandal Savage wrestling with scaly fauna. That's a platform I can get behind. » 10/05/11 2:30pm 10/05/11 2:30pm

An exclusive preview of Strange Adventures, DC Comics' new scifi…

Here's an exclusive first look at "A 'True Story' From Saucer Country" by Action Comics and Doctor Who scribe Paul Cornell and artist Goran Sudzuka. This short story will appear in the resurrection of DC/Vertigo's science fiction anthology Strange Adventures. » 5/23/11 12:40pm 5/23/11 12:40pm

How does one write Lex Luthor? Action Comics writer Paul Cornell gives…

How does one write Superman's greatest nemesis (and noted pastry bandit) Lex Luthor? We asked Action Comics author and Doctor Who screenplay scribe Paul Cornell for some advice on how to write the most diabolical villain with the shiniest head. » 3/30/11 2:30pm 3/30/11 2:30pm

Comic Wednesday brings us Orange Lanterns and an Infinity Gauntlet

Comic book Wednesday always delivers the most prescient fashions. Who wouldn't want to sport a dapper Orange Lantern (your friends will be so envious!) or a gem-encrusted Infinity Gauntlet (that Soul Gem is 24 carat!). Let this week's comic haul teach you that superheroes wear more than spandex. » 2/22/11 9:00am 2/22/11 9:00am

Lessons that 2010 taught the entertainment industry

This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us? » 12/29/10 1:27pm 12/29/10 1:27pm

New comics pit Ed Brubaker's Incognito against Death and Lex Luthor

The media may be in a tizzy about Clark Kent's swank new duds in Superman: Earth One, but there are many reasons to get excited this Wednesday. Death debuts in Action Comics and Ed Brubaker's Incognito is back! » 10/26/10 9:35am 10/26/10 9:35am

Things get very strange in the Marvel Universe this Wednesday

What's up with this week's comic haul? New Batman , Shadowland, and Locke and Key! Also, the second installment of Marvel's Strange Tales anthology is out! This comic features a ton of indie creators reinterpreting merry Marvel weirdness. » 10/12/10 9:15am 10/12/10 9:15am

We ask Paul Cornell about Lex Luthor's "death" in Action Comics and the…

We recently chatted with Doctor Who scribe and DC Comics writer Paul Cornell about his plans for Lex Luthor, London's premiere crimefighting force Knight and Squire, and what it's like to work with Neil Gaiman. » 10/02/10 1:45pm 10/02/10 1:45pm

Why it's good that Death is meeting Lex Luthor

In October's Action Comics 894, the DC Universe's baldest baddie, Lex Luthor, will meet an unlikely guest star...Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman. These characters come from two very different corners of comicdom, but their confluence is a win for readers. » 7/10/10 7:23pm 7/10/10 7:23pm