10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to. » 9/15/14 10:11am Yesterday 10:11am

Must Watch: John Brunner Breaks Down The Silliness Of Genre Categories

Back in (I'm guessing) the early 1970s, Hugo Award-winning John Brunner already understood that the division between "science fiction" and "mainstream fiction" was largely meaningless. In this must-watch video, the eloquent writer explains why science fiction is the mainstream literature of our technological world. » 9/12/14 3:19pm Friday 3:19pm

Don't Miss the Gothic Internet Horror of Broken Monsters

Lauren Beukes' new novel Broken Monsters is about the dark forces that awaken in abandoned places — and abandoned people — when they yearn for the kind of attention they once had. Set in the back alleys and art warehouses of Detroit, it's a supernatural thriller that will disturb you in all the right ways. » 9/12/14 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

Alan Moore Just Wrote A Novel So Enormous People Can't Pick It Up

The acclaimed author of Watchmen has recently finished his second novel, Jerusalem. Two interesting facts about it: 1) it's not set in Jerusalem, but Northampton, England, and 2) at over one million words, it's almost twice the size of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Moore has said he doubts people will even be able to … » 9/11/14 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm

This collection of Doctor Who short stories has some gorgeous covers

Penguin Books is releasing an updated anthology of their Doctor Who short stories written by famous children's authors to include a new story for Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor - but the real star of the collection has to be these amazing new minimalist covers for each book. » 9/11/14 5:12pm Thursday 5:12pm

Time Capsule of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until the Year 2114

Sadly, you won't be able to read Margaret Atwood's new book. When it's finally published you'll be dead. Well, you'll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won't be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn't the only book. » 9/10/14 3:35pm Wednesday 3:35pm

Which Story Really Convinces You The Fate Of The World Is At Stake?

Sometimes it feels like we're overloaded with massive stories about saving the world, or maybe the galaxy. But there's nothing wrong with high stakes, as long as they're convincing and grounded in the characters. Which book, movie, TV show or comic made you believe the world really was at stake? » 9/09/14 2:14pm 9/09/14 2:14pm

We've Lost One Of The Great Fantasy Writers: R.I.P. Graham Joyce

Graham Joyce was a monumental writer in the fantasy genre. His humane, intense writing was like a masterclass in how to put story first, and he knew how to write people, with all our blind spots and our hopeful mistakes. He died today of lymphatic cancer, and it's a huge loss to fantasy literature. » 9/09/14 1:40pm 9/09/14 1:40pm

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy-Themed Art Explosions of "Alphabet Attack!"

Dave Crosland, aka King Gum, finished the fourth iteration of his daily art project "Alphabet Attack!" in July. Each time he does this, he goes in alphabetical order for his inspirations, covering everything from single words like "Yonder" to fanciful takes on pop culture like "Ewok Engineering." » 9/08/14 11:03pm 9/08/14 11:03pm