We Really Need This LEGO Set Of Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching

We have boundless love for Tiffany Aching, the teenage witch who stars in her own series set in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. So while we’re all waiting for the final Tiffany book, The Shepherd’s Crown, let’s all vote for this lovely LEGO project paying tribute to her. And the Wee Free Men! » 4/24/15 12:08pm Friday 12:08pm

Castle Hangnail Is A Perfectly Wicked Bedtime Story For Kids Of All Ages

Ursula Vernon’s latest book, Castle Hangnail, may be aimed at middle-schoolers, but it’s a delightful story for anyone who has wondered about the practicalities of running an evil castle. In this case, a young wicked witch must protect her new home from real estate developers, magical bureaucracy, and a truly evil… » 4/23/15 11:45am Thursday 11:45am

Which TV Or Movie Adaptation Made You Ashamed To Be A Fan Of Something?

We all know that movie and TV versions of books, comics and games don’t always capture what’s truly great about them. But sometimes, they do something far worse. Which movie or TV version of a beloved story was so awful, it actually made you embarrassed to admit in public you were a fan? » 4/22/15 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

Top 10 Most Horribly Mistreated First Wives In Gothic Fiction

In Gothic fiction, it never pays to be the first wife. The things these women go through are awful, and are made worse by the fact they usually end up as the backdrop of someone else’s story. Here’s our ranking of the 10 Gothic first wives who suffered the most — and what you can learn from them. » 4/22/15 10:17am Wednesday 10:17am

Stop Using These Overused Short Story Titles!

Clarkesworld Magazine has received 50,000 short fiction submissions. To celebrate, editor Neil Clarke posted a list of the most common short story titles, based on analyzing his submissions. Including “Dust,” “Home,” “The Gift,” “Hunger,” and “Monsters.” And he also put all 50,000 titles into Wordle, resulting in the… » 4/21/15 10:00pm Tuesday 10:00pm

Which Science Fiction Story Could Have Gone In A Much Darker Direction?

Lots of science fiction and fantasy stories like to flirt with real darkness — showing heroes who cross the line occasionally, or situations that have no right or wrong answer. But then they usually return to the path of lightness. Which story missed out on the potential to go to a really dark place? » 4/21/15 3:00pm Tuesday 3:00pm

From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 1:15pm Tuesday 1:15pm

The Most Incredible Cosplay From This Weekend's Star Wars Celebration!

Star Wars Celebration is more than just a convention — it’s a rare chance to live in a world of nothing but Star Wars for a few days. And the love of Star Wars comes across beautifully in some of the photos from the event. Photographer Davann Srey was in Anaheim all weekend, and here’s the best costumes he saw. » 4/20/15 1:00pm Monday 1:00pm