The next book from the author of Ready Player One already has a movie…

Ernie Cline (author of Ready Player One and screenwriter of Fanboys) has scored another movie deal for his second book — before it has even hit the shelves. The feature rights for Cline's next novel Armada has been purchased by Universal. What's it about? Absolutely no idea, but the press release says it has a "high… » 12/07/12 11:12am 12/07/12 11:12am

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up

Even starship captains get the blues sometimes. And when you get depressed, or when you're stuck in bed with a nasty case of black plague, you need something to cheer you the frak up. Luckily, there are tons of science fiction and fantasy books with proven restorative properties. » 10/10/12 1:00pm 10/10/12 1:00pm

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes,…

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… » 6/27/12 11:15am 6/27/12 11:15am

Will our popular culture survive into the future?

Many works of science fiction agree that we'll all be reading Shakespeare until the heat death of the universe. But what about the works of Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, JK Rowling, and Steven Moffat? What, if any, cultural legacy will we leave to people the who come after us, and will we like the way that legacy looks? » 1/14/12 2:00pm 1/14/12 2:00pm

Read the first two chapters of Ernest Cline's new novel, Ready Player…

We're excited about Ernest Cline's first novel, Ready Player One, which is about a dystopian future where gamers fight to control the future of their virtual world, the OASIS. Will it fall into the hands of the IOI Corporation, which wants to make the OASIS pay-per-access and to prevent people from using anonymous… » 8/16/11 2:54pm 8/16/11 2:54pm

Ready Player One is a dystopian gamer novel that's as addictive as a…

In the 2040s, energy resources and the economy in America have collapsed. The poor live in "stacks," vertical trailer parks outside cities where old mobile homes are piled on top of each other. A few lucky kids get to attend school online, in a virtual world called the OASIS that has replaced the Web with an ultra-fast, … » 8/11/11 3:07pm 8/11/11 3:07pm

The Biggest Winners and Losers of Comic-Con 2011

San Diego Comic Con is a mosh pit of tastemakers. A good showing at Comic Con can generate unstoppable buzz for a project, that can last for months. A weak showing can deal a devastating setback to a creator's dreams. » 7/25/11 1:31pm 7/25/11 1:31pm