Producers Of That Wheel Of Time TV Pilot Are Suing Robert Jordan's Widow

A week ago, a pilot episode for a Wheel of Time TV show aired at 1:30 in the morning on the cable channel FXX. And its producers, Red Eagle Entertainment, explained it was basically to hold onto the rights past their Feb. 11 expiration date. But now, they've sued Harriet McDougal, the widow of author Robert Jordan. »2/16/15 2:00pm2/16/15 2:00pm

The Real Story About That Wheel Of Time Pilot That Aired Last Night

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is one of the most popular book series of all time. So you'd think the first episode of a TV version would air with massive fanfare... so why did the pilot air in the middle of the night instead? We reached out to the producers and found out why. Now updated with more info! »2/09/15 4:51pm2/09/15 4:51pm

10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. »4/29/14 3:00pm4/29/14 3:00pm

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… »2/14/14 3:00pm2/14/14 3:00pm

A Memory of Light delivers a better ending than Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series probably deserves

Let's start with a spoiler-free review, shall we? A Memory of Light is an incredibly fitting end to Robert Jordan's sprawling, immersive and often aggravating Wheel of Time saga. It's both epic and weirdly perfunctory, as Brandon Sanderson — who of course took over for Robert Jordan when he died in 2007 — manages to… »1/14/13 4:00pm1/14/13 4:00pm

Paul Krugman explains what Asimov's Foundation and Jordan's Wheel of Time have in common

Even if you're not a huge fan of Paul Krugman, the trouble-making economist and New York Times columnist, you should check out his introduction to a new edition of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy (PDF). He explains pretty succinctly just why these novels are great, and why they had such a huge impact on the young… »10/22/12 7:30pm10/22/12 7:30pm