Hollywood heard you! Ruairí Robinson's proof-of-concept film The Leviathan is on track to become a full-length feature. X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg has signed onto the project as producer with Neill Blomkamp onboard as executive producer. Let's hope something great comes out of this.
Ruairí Robinson directed the critically panned Last Days of Mars and was once attached to direct the live-action Akira movie, but he's best known for his short films. Still, after seeing jaw-dropping this proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan, we want a feature-length version of Robinson's monster-hunting film.
The first tentative trips outwards or life under the heel of an entire sweeping galactic empire are both popular starting points in epic space exploration fiction, but what about the middle stories that fill in the tales between those two?
Every year, Ricky would grump when his brother hauled him out of bed at dawn to watch the annual migration of the Pynock Angel, but whenever the morning light hit the creature's rainbow skin, he felt lucky to witness the beaming halos that gave the Angel its name. A work in progress by Dave Melvin.
Hot damn. Author Scott Westerfeld and illustrator Keith Thompson are releasing a guide to their Leviathan series today, and it's chock full of concept art, technical drawings and just amazing prettiness. The ideal gift for any aspiring aviators in your life. We've got a sneak peek from The Manual of Aeronautics right…
Today sees the release of Scott Westerfeld's and Keith Thompson's long-awaited third book in the Leviathan trilogy, Goliath. And we can't wait for a third dose of alternate-history World War I, with all the mechs and genetically engineered airships. (And to celebrate, here's a lovely new piece of artwork. Check out…
The next chapter of Scott Westerfeld's alternate World War I series comes out next month, and we've got an exclusive piece of amazing artwork from illustrator Keith Thompson. Plus an essay from Westerfeld, explaining how this artwork came to be.
One of our favorite series of 2010 gets the axe this week. Boo! But to ease our pain, there's a ton of new comics, some 2000 AD trades, and a fun-looking series about parallel universe body-swapping.
Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan saga has many elements dear to our hearts, including alternate-history, plucky heroes of both genders, and strange inventions. But after reading the second book, Behemoth, we realized we really love these books for the pure escapist rush.
What manner of beast is this? Here's an exclusive look at Keith Thompson's art from Behemoth, the sequel to Scott Westerfeld's acclaimed book Leviathan. Check out another picture below, plus a video of Westerfeld talking to audiobook reader Alan Cumming.
Now that Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan has won a Locus Award, we're even more excited to read the next chapter in the alternate-universe World War I saga. Here's your exclusive first look at the cover of book two, Behemoth. Spoilers below.
Imagine a creature as big as a sperm whale, with the instincts of a predator. That's what scientists believe they've found, and they're calling it "Leviathan."
If I've learned anything from Alternate History fiction, it's that in 90% of all alternate universes are timelines where A.) Hitler won WWII; or B.) people fly zeppelins instead of planes. Today we'll explore the latter.
Clash of the Titans brought the kraken back into popular consciousness, but a ship-eating leviathan doesn't have the same zing in 2010. No, we need a real-life marine horror to keep us off the beach. Here are our candidates.
Ever wondered the geographical origins of such dissimilar stories as Doctor Faustus and Jaws? This map charts the evolution of four classic tales as they traversed continents, centuries, and cultures.
Plenty of young-adult novels feature teens reaching adulthood in a world that adults have royally buggered. And there's no shortage of books about a British Empire with improbably high technology. But Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan makes both of those themes epic.
Yap Kun Rong's incredible "Lord Of Yamamoto" adds some much-needed color to steampunk. It's just one of our collection of concept art images which might make you see steampunk a whole new way. Banish those boring goggles and waistcoasts!
Imagine this walking machine chasing you across the battlezone, gears baying for your blood. Here's an exclusive look at this chilling contraption from Scott Westerfeld's alternate history Leviathan. See the whole thing, plus the real-life prototype it's based on, below.
Pretties/Uglies author Scott Westerfeld has released some art from his upcoming alternate history novel Leviathan, in which the Great Powers fight World War I with diesel-powered "walkers," zeppelins, and "Darwinist monsters." And you can read the first chapter online. Spoilers...