How Patrick Ness got started, and why he's finishing another writer's…

There's an absolutely fantastic profile of Patrick Ness, author of The Knife Of Never Letting Go, over at Publishers Weekly. Find out how he sold Knife based on just a 40-page excerpt, and how he's finishing another author's book. » 7/19/10 3:30pm 7/19/10 3:30pm

Why are young people so obsessed with violent dystopias?

The publishing industry is rushing to put out as many dystopian novels for teenagers as possible. Why is this? These grim survival-of-the-fittest worlds reflect teenagers' real lives, argues Laura Miller in a must-read New Yorker essay. » 6/07/10 1:20pm 6/07/10 1:20pm

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

Top 10 Most Corrupt Mayors From Science Fiction

You think your city's leadership is bad? Just look at these 10 stand-out examples of terrible mayors and awful city leaders from science fiction and urban fantasy. They steal, they kill, they won't give the people air! » 9/16/09 12:42pm 9/16/09 12:42pm

Telepathic Coming-Of-Age Novel Wins Major Prize

More proof that the young-adult post-apocalyptic novel is where it's at: The Knife Of Never Letting Go » 11/19/08 1:00pm 11/19/08 1:00pm by Patrick Ness has picked up the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize. Like , and countless others, follows a teenage boy and girl on a quest to survive and transform a ruined world. But this time, there's a twist: all…