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

12 Sequels That Completely Change How You View The Original Story

Most of the time, sequels are at best entertaining, and at worst an affront to the memory of the original. But once in a great while, a sequel comes along that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the original story. Here are 12 sequels that pull back and show you the bigger picture. » 7/31/14 10:00am 7/31/14 10:00am

Precise measurements reveal that this is the world's fluffiest bunny

OK, so we didn't do a scientific study or anything, but this Angora rabbit is one of the fluffiest creatures you'll ever see. It's also been bred by humans for its long fur for a really long time. » 10/17/13 2:40pm 10/17/13 2:40pm

The line between fiction and fic has never been blurrier

Hugh Howey's Silo saga has taken the bestseller lists by storm — but before Wool was a worldwide sensation, it was a humble series on Amazon, gaining popularity one online fan at a time. Now, Howey's stories have spawned a new kind of fanfic community that could change the publishing world. » 8/30/13 2:00pm 8/30/13 2:00pm

9 Questions We Have About the Wool Trilogy’s Epic Finale, Dust

If you know Wool, then you’re already counting the days until Saturday. Hugh Howey’s epic about the last remnants of humanity living in massive underground silos — and the horrifying truth of why they’re there — has sold over half million copies online alone. The trilogy finally comes to a close this August 17th, with… » 8/13/13 9:35am 8/13/13 9:35am

10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Are About Big Ideas

Nowadays, everybody says that science fiction has stopped talking about Big Ideas. Science fiction used to be the genre that asked the huge questions, about who we are and where we're going. But somehow, people say, the genre lost its appetite for deep thoughts. » 7/27/12 10:00am 7/27/12 10:00am

Behold Iceland's majestic landscapes recreated in wool

No rocks and no magma were used in the making of this volcanic photograph. Instead, Eszter Burghardt uses wool and clever lighting to evoke Iceland's volcanos, geysers, and fjords. » 7/01/12 1:00pm 7/01/12 1:00pm

Are we living in the Golden Age of Trash Culture right now?

We often tend to think that the best era for trash culture was sometime in the middle of the Twentieth Century. An era where there were a lot of 25 cent paperbacks with gun-toting lesbians on their covers, plus drive-in movies, stag films, cheap comics and weird burlesque shows. And so on. But actually, the pinnacle… » 6/12/12 3:27pm 6/12/12 3:27pm

Which new superhero will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in The Avengers 2

After The Avengers made another $100 million at the box office this weekend, a sequel is simply a matter of time. And it sounds like Joss Whedon has a definite idea about whom he wants to add to the team... and it isn't another dude! » 5/14/12 6:00am 5/14/12 6:00am

The best cashmere comes from adorable clones of Himalayan goats

This is Noori, the first ever clone of the pashmina goats found in the Himalayas. This particular breed's wool is said to make the world's finest cashmere, but their dwindling numbers and high-altitude habitat makes them almost impossible to find. » 3/19/12 4:30pm 3/19/12 4:30pm