Read A Brand-New Short Story By Stephen King

As the big-screen adaptation of It rumbles into existence with Cary Fukunaga at the helm, Stephen King's been keeping busy. A new story by the author appears in the March 9th issue of The New Yorker. It's a Western, and it's all about justice (or injustice?), and you can read it here. » 3/02/15 10:25am 3/02/15 10:25am

Plan 9's Ed Wood Wrote This Horror Tale From The Mummy's Perspective

Low-brow director Ed Wood is best known for his films like Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, and, most notoriously, Plan 9 from Outer Space. But he also wrote prose fiction, including a tale of Egyptian archaeological horror written from the mummy's point of view. » 9/17/14 2:04pm 9/17/14 2:04pm

Now THIS Is How You Tell A Disney Villain's Side Of The Story

Maleficent had its misses as a recontextualizing of one of Disney's greatest villains, but fortunately, we also have this short story from Digger creator Ursula Vernon, explaining why the sea witch Ursula really took the Little Mermaid's voice—to prevent human colonization under the sea. » 5/30/14 4:40pm 5/30/14 4:40pm

Little-Known Stephen King Book Gets A Movie Deal

It's good to be the King. Back in March, horror author Stephen King released a little ebook titled Bad Little Kid, specifically for his German and French fans. So it was, naturally, released in German and French. But clearly someone translated it, because Bad Little Kid is getting a movie deal. » 5/05/14 5:39pm 5/05/14 5:39pm

A short story about 2023 London, where temps bid on hourly jobs

Nicki is an unskilled worker in 2023 London, and spends her days hopping from hourly job to hourly job after underbidding the competition. Spend a day with Nicki as she tries to work the future employment system. » 9/21/13 10:30am 9/21/13 10:30am

Graffiti is a profound artistic act in a future ruled by ads

Author Tim Maughan has remade his cyberpunk short story "Paintwork" as an experimental film. In a future where we're constantly bombarded by high-tech advertising, one street artist decides to take back control of one public space by turning a classic billboard into art. » 4/21/13 11:00am 4/21/13 11:00am

Read a new Doctor Who story starring Harry Houdini and a race of Space…

If you can't wait until Christmas for your next Doctor Who fix, the BBC is running a new illustrated Doctor Who short story, Houdini and The Space Cuckoos, in which the Eleventh Doctor enlists the famed escape artist's help in defeating a race of giant, body-possessing birds. » 12/23/12 10:30am 12/23/12 10:30am

Stephen King's witchy short story "Gramma" heads to the big screen

We've got another low budget horror movie for everyone to get excited about. News has it that Stephen King's short story "Gramma" (which you may remember from the Skeleton Crew collection, or its brief appearance on The New Twilight Zone in 1986) is getting its own movie. » 10/26/12 12:40pm 10/26/12 12:40pm

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Skeleton of the Cyborg Astronaut

After last week's Comic-Con-induced hiatus, we're back this week with a new Concept Art Writing Prompt! Something unpleasant may have befallen this technologically integrated astronaut, leaving behind only an intriguing skeleton. What happened? Come up with a story and post it in the comments. » 7/21/12 12:00pm 7/21/12 12:00pm

Before the aliens arrive, we'll have to clean up the bachelor pad Earth

It would be kind of embarrassing if aliens from a more advanced civilization showed up tomorrow and found the mess of disease, war, and poverty we still haven't gotten around to cleaning up. Zach Weiner's illustrated short story "The Bachelor" describes humanity's frantic effort to make the planet presentable before… » 5/19/12 2:30pm 5/19/12 2:30pm

Read Alien, retold from the cat's perspective

Only one character in Alien has the wits and wherewithal to survive to the end of the movie at Ripley's side: Jones the cat. While everyone else on Nostromo was screaming like chickens with their chests ripped open, Jones exhibited the cool becoming a cat. Now Jones finally gets to tell his side of the story, one… » 1/28/12 10:30am 1/28/12 10:30am

Cloverfield director is adapting the original paranoid "aliens among…

Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is adapting Ray Nelson's short story 8 O'Clock in the Morning for film, read it now! » 4/11/11 1:50pm 4/11/11 1:50pm

How you can help Neil Gaiman's "The Price" get made into CG movie

An unknown filmmaker is attempting to bring his eerie vision of Neil Gaiman's short story "The Price" to life, with Gaiman's blessing. But this project needs your help — here's how. » 11/08/10 10:40am 11/08/10 10:40am

Charles Yu shops with zombies at Wal-Mart

The author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe shares a surprising zombie story for Halloween. A pair of big box store employees find a zombie in their midst, but the encounter doesn't go as expected. » 10/31/10 1:00pm 10/31/10 1:00pm

New Zombie Romance Will Rip The Guts Out Of Your Crappy Romantic…

Isaac Marion's zombie love story is set to be made into a film by The Wackness director Jonathan Levine. Check out the short melodramtic love story that sparked Marion's novel, along with the original book trailer. » 1/20/10 6:30am 1/20/10 6:30am

Neil Gaiman's Interview with the Eldritch Horror

Rarely does the Great Old One Cthulhu get to speak on his own behalf, but in Neil Gaiman's story I, Cthulhu, the cosmic horror gives us a unusual peek into his life, straight from his own tentacled mouth. [Tor] » 12/28/09 3:40pm 12/28/09 3:40pm

It's a Wonderful Life Takes a Trip Through the Multiverse

If you've grown bored of watching It's a Wonderful Life for the hundredth time, then perhaps it's time to read Robert Reed's twist on the classic film. In "A Woman's Best Friend," Clarence isn't an angel but a dimension-hopping hoaxster. » 12/23/09 1:10pm 12/23/09 1:10pm

Children Can Build Their Mechanical Parents, But Can't Put Them Back…

Rob Davis' illustrated short "How I Built My Father (And Where I Went Wrong)" is a beautiful and sad bit of magical realism, set in a world where children build their parents from scratch, but still can't always fix them. » 11/30/09 3:45pm 11/30/09 3:45pm

Did James Cameron Rip Off Poul Anderson's Novella?

James Cameron's Avatar has been championed as an attempt at original science fiction storytelling in film amongst a sea of remakes and adaptations. But Cameron may have borrowed some of the key aspects of his tale from author Poul Anderson. » 10/26/09 12:00pm 10/26/09 12:00pm

Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman

Ever dreamed of collaborating on a story with Neil Gaiman? Today, you'll get your chance as Gaiman launches an experiment to create an original story using the collaborative power of Twitter. » 10/13/09 8:20am 10/13/09 8:20am