The io9 Guide to Discworld

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld might look intimidating — there are 40 books, and they’re humorous fantasy, which seems like it could be an acquired taste. But everybody should read at least one Discworld book, because they’re wonderful, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s our complete guide to Pratchett’s… » 4/28/15 11:00am 4/28/15 11:00am

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 4/24/15 12:08pm

Six Series That Would Make Excellent Animated Films

Live Action adaptations seem to be all the rage these days, with Marvel Cinematic Universe and Cinderella being massive hits both financially and critically. However, let us not forget that animation adaptations can be just as good if not better than their live action counterparts (and if you still believe that… » 4/02/15 12:25am 4/02/15 12:25am

Science Fiction And Fantasy Comedies That Hit Harder Than Most Dramas

A lot of people seem to think "funny" equals "light-weight." Like a comedy can't deal with important issues, or pack a huge emotional punch. But decades of science fiction and fantasy comedy prove otherwise. Which funny story actually hits you where it counts, more than most "serious" dramas do? » 7/15/14 2:40pm 7/15/14 2:40pm

10 Tyrants Who Are a Better Choice Than the Rebels

We never get tired of reading stories about pure-hearted underdogs rebelling against a vast, evil empire. Except when we start to suspect that the rebels are just too dumb and incompetent to let them be in charge. Here are 10 evil tyrants who are actually better rulers than the rebels trying to replace them would be. » 7/30/13 10:08am 7/30/13 10:08am

The Science Behind Discworld's Flat Earth on the Back of a Turtle

The world is flat, and resting on the backs of four elephants who, in turn, stand upon the back of a giant, space-faring turtle. Welcome to Terry Pratchett's Discworld. How does it all work? Pratchett, along with Professors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen, explain it all in The Science of Discworld IV. » 7/16/13 10:45am 7/16/13 10:45am

Independence Days from across the Multiverse

Where there's society, there's a foundation story. And where there's government, there's a holiday to instill patriotism and pride. So here are the ways fiction has commemorated independence from an oppressor, the end of a civil war, or just the day certain documents were signed and the current government came into… » 7/04/13 1:00pm 7/04/13 1:00pm