After last year’s incredible, explosive, monumental season finale, last night’s quiet season seven premiere almost seems like a PG fantasy film... even despite it beginning with bit of mass murder. But watching it closely, you can see the new problems that will plague the characters this season, and will likely lead…
Disney has announced a slew of new details about its forthcoming spin on The Nutcracker, called The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The trailer for indie fantasy comedy Dave Made a Maze invokes the old Doctor Who TARDIS joke about being bigger on the inside. But the real appeal is in all the handmade environments and peril that the film’s characters will encounter.
This is not an exaggeration. These are not the whining words of a nerd who hated the year-plus wait between seasons six and seven of Game of Thrones. I have literally waited 20 years for Daenerys to get her Targaryen ass to Westeros and for the final battles of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy to begin.
In early 2015, 33-year-old Chris Herron was declared legally blind, and was told he had an 80-percent chance of losing his sight entirely in three months. Now, he’s almost fully recovered, and has launched an audiobook channel that helps scifi and fantasy authors... just like how they once helped him.
The title character in Gino Imagino’s animated short Mr. Blue Footed Booby is an easygoing fellow. The weird gravity of his home doesn’t bother him, and he livens up his late-night snack with jaunty aplomb, snatching a little celestial accompaniment through his window.
From Argentinian filmmaker Cristian Ponce comes an intriguing new animated web series, Ghost Radio, about a midnight-hour talk show broadcasting from the very mysterious and apparently monster-infested city of Kirlian. Here’s the first episode, followed by a trailer for the series.
In Alan Miller’s Garbage Man, a grouchy sanitation worker makes the grave mistake of pissing off the wrong “trash panda.” He’s soon afflicted with a peculiar curse that turns him into the literal personification of the film’s title—and his crummy day on the job gets way stinkier before taking a surreal, weirdly…
So, MGM has this teen romance called Fairy Godmother that’s about to go into production. You’re bored already. But! What sounds like a sappy fantasy suddenly got extremely interesting, because the studio just made an unexpectedly awesome choice when it hired a director: Carrie Brownstein.
The first official trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja has everything. A superhippo, an evil corporation fronted by Tilda Swinton, and an important message about the power of love.
The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’ll run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets.
Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a tradition practically since film noir came into fashion, and the combination has resulted in some truly great films. Here are our favorites.
May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as The Girl With All the Gifts, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki Murakami, a posthumous novel about dinosaurs from Michael Crichton—and many more. Dig in!
The final book in Marie Brennan’s epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we’ve got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood’s gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... dragons!)
S.A. Chakraborty’s debut fantasy novel, The City of Brass, isn’t out until November, but we have a sneak peek at the first chapter, as well as insight from the author about the magical world she created. It begins in 18th century Cairo, and follows a con artist who realizes her true powers after a mysterious encounter.
Melissa Ng is the creator of this outfit, which is called “Sovereign Armor”, the result of a quest to “create a practical and versatile Medieval-inspired fantasy armor for a woman.”
SFF Net, the online community where authors, publishers, editors, and fans shared their love of science fiction and fantasy for two decades, officially shuttered its doors on Friday.
Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of amazing new scifi and fantasy books on the way, including a dystopian tale from Cory Doctorow and a very highly anticipated Star Wars novel.
A protective mother frets about her teen daughter’s social life—until she realizes the girl isn’t slipping out to hang with her loser boyfriend, but rather to lead a parallel-dimension kingdom into battle. Reed Shusterman’s short Goblin Queen is funny and touching, with some impressive special effects make-up to boot.
Hello, my admirable addressees! Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will prevent me from fulfilling my duty, which is non-existent, because I am a fake mailman. This week: Should Captain America be considered a supervillain? How does Batman do anything if he never eats? And how do you teach someone all…