You think Game of Thrones is taking liberties with George R.R. Martin’s books? That’s nothing. All too often, when people adapt books for television, they basically treat the source material as a series of suggestions. Here are the 10 science fiction and fantasy shows that veered farthest from their book origins.
This is excellent. They're doing audio versions of three of the Earthsea books, along with The Left Hand of Darkness. Plus a new radio documentary, Ursula Le Guin at 85.
When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy. So here are 10 other authors who were doing "gritty" fantasy before Martin.
Every month the Wall Street Journal's Book Club features a famous author leading its readers through a discussion of a book of their choice. This month, it's Margaret Atwood, and she's chosen Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea.
The National Book Foundation's announced that this year's recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters is Ursula K. Le Guin. In an added bit of joy to an already excellent piece of news, Neil Gaiman will present her with the award.
We live in a time of riches, as far as fantasy book series go — tons of sprawling sagas are being told, by authors with a huge diversity of styles. But if you want a life-changing visit to a fantasy world, you can't do any better than Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea. Here are ten reasons Le Guin's fantasy series still…
Star Wars isn't the only universe that started out as a tight little trilogy and then expanded to include more installments and added adventures. Plenty of authors start out intending to write just three books... and then wind up with a sprawling 12-book series, with no end in sight.
If you're lucky enough to be in New York, then October is going to be a brilliant month for you — the Center for Fiction is putting on a whole month of science fiction and fantasy discussions, in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. It's all part of "The Big Read," a month-long program focusing on a…
The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments.
Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and this week's Doctor Who crossover both served up poignant meditations on death. But fantastic stories often explore the darkest frontier of them all: Here are 12 other great stories to help you to cope with mortality.
On Sunday, you'll have your last visit to Lost's mysterious island, so what fictional islands should you visit next? Luckily, science fiction is full of weird islands full of secrets, so call your metafictional travel agent today!