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Paul Cornell Explains Why Rock Mockumentary Makes a Perfect Comic

On Tuesday, the first issue of This Damned Band, written Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and art by Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation), went on sale. It’s the tale of a famous seventies rock band whose fake Satan worship has very real occult consequences. We talked to Cornell about how he managed to put all of this on… » 8/10/15 3:00am 8/10/15 3:00am

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
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The Future Is Here! First Look At Tor.com's Brand New Novellas!

Tor.com has been publishing short fiction on its website for years, but now Tor’s online publisher is moving into books in a big way, with short novels. And we’ve got the first look at their four launch titles. Nnedi Okorafor goes into space! Paul Cornell writes witches! And more! Check out the covers and synopses… » 6/08/15 11:37am 6/08/15 11:37am

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

Sequence an award-winning science fiction writer's genome, while Neil Gaiman sings to you

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 2013

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

In this exclusive preview of Demon Knights, Etrigan and Vandal Savage slay the heck out of dragons

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