In Elysium, Two People's Love Lasts Forever... But The Details Are Gone

Is love universal, or are there different types of love depending on the sort of people involved? Is brother-sister love different than mother-daughter love, or romantic love? Those are the sort of questions that come up in Jennifer Marie Brissett's ambitious new novel Elysium. Minor spoilers ahead... » 12/15/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

Here's One Genre That Could Replace Post-Apocalyptic Stories

We're in the middle of a huge boom in post-apocalyptic storytelling, including some of the most acclaimed novels and some of the biggest media properties. Will the apocalypse ever stop? What could replace it? Here's one idea: Instead of the apocalypse, maybe we can start writing about colonizing other worlds, which… » 12/04/14 6:00pm 12/04/14 6:00pm

Survivors Of A Nuclear War Find A Secret Bunker—But There's A Catch

Phoenix 9 is an impressive post-apocalyptic short film set after a nuclear war has devastated the world. A ragtag group of survivors are seeking sanctuary, and they've become a family in the process. But things get complicated when they come across a secret military installation that may be too good to be true. » 11/18/14 4:40pm 11/18/14 4:40pm

Read A Totally Addictive Excerpt From The New YA Novel Stranger

Lately, the best young-adult novels have felt like perfect action-adventure stories, with characters who run from danger... into even greater danger. Case in point: Here's the first chapter of Stranger by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown, which hits the ground running, and just keeps getting more exciting. » 11/13/14 9:30am 11/13/14 9:30am

First Amazing Look At Scott Westerfeld's Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novel

Scott Westerfeld has written some pretty harsh dystopian futures in the past, including the Uglies series. But now, he's written a graphic novel that takes place after an apocalypse. The Spill Zone features art by Alex Puvilland, and we're happy to bring you the announcement and the exclusive first look! » 11/11/14 9:30am 11/11/14 9:30am

Why Are Many Of Today's Hottest Authors Writing Post-Apocalyptic Books?

If there was any doubt that post-apocalyptic fiction rules the book world, it was probably erased when Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven became a National Book Award finalist. But why do today's hottest writers write stories set after the end? We talked to Mandel and four other post-apocalyptic authors, to find… » 10/21/14 12:21pm 10/21/14 12:21pm

Young Ones Is A Bleak, Lovely Movie About A Terribly Plausible Future

We're used to seeing dark, depressing visions of the world after the collapse of civilization. But few recent post-apocalyptic visions have been as disturbing, and as beautifully filmed, as the new movie Young Ones, in select theaters and on demand today. Very minor spoilers ahead… » 10/17/14 12:44pm 10/17/14 12:44pm

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

How To Make A Science Fiction TV Show Part 1: Getting The Greenlight

I'm a former Syfy exec who left the network to co-create and write a new TV show called Z Nation, which debuts on Syfy and Space Channel this Friday, Sept. 12, at 10/9c. So how does a genre TV show get on the air? Here's what I've learned from this process, starting with how you get your show greenlit. » 9/09/14 10:40am 9/09/14 10:40am