Director J.A. Bayona isn’t yet a household name, but don’t expect that to last much longer. He was the first person to cast Tom Holland, our new Spider-Man, in a leading role. His next film is the sequel to Jurassic World. And his new movie, A Monster Calls, opens wide on Friday.
With the holidays right around the corner, odds are you are feeling a bit stressed out. Maybe you’re busy at work, or worried about shopping, travel, world events, and a million other things. Well, let the sweet, soothing sounds of Liam Neeson make it all better.
Though A Monster Calls is about a child and a talking tree, it’s more layered, emotional, and powerful than most movies starring adults. The film is a tale of loss, filled with life lessons anyone, children included, will find challenging and heartbreaking.
We didn’t really expect Class to have the same type of tone as the former Doctor Who spinoff anyway, but it’s kind of weird just how close the premise for Patrick Ness’ show actually is to the former adventures of Captain Jack and friends.
She’s got years to go before she stops playing Rey, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley also has time for outside projects—like an adaptation of the first book in Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking YA series, from Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. It’s set in a world where every creature can read the…
Well, this is surprising. With Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures long over, Doctor Who has been a standalone show for a while... until now. Next year, the series is getting a brand new spinoff: and it’s all about the kids at Clara’s school, Coal Hill.
Patrick Ness' The Knife of Never Letting Go became an instant classic — and apparently it's still in development at Lionsgate as a film, with Charlie Kaufman writing the script. And now, he's got a new novel out, in which a boy dies in America and wakes up in England.
With the Hunger Games premiere date just around the corner, Lionsgate is already searching for the next big teen blockbuster. And they've chosen Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy. But will this dystopian society rival the blood splattered world of Katniss and friends?
There's an absolutely fantastic profile of Patrick Ness, author of The Knife Of Never Letting Go, over at Publishers Weekly. Find out how he sold Knife based on just a 40-page excerpt, and how he's finishing another author's book.
The publishing industry is rushing to put out as many dystopian novels for teenagers as possible. Why is this? These grim survival-of-the-fittest worlds reflect teenagers' real lives, argues Laura Miller in a must-read New Yorker essay.
You think your city's leadership is bad? Just look at these 10 stand-out examples of terrible mayors and awful city leaders from science fiction and urban fantasy. They steal, they kill, they won't give the people air!
Le Guin has already won Nebula Awards for The Left Hand Of Darkness, The Dispossessed, Tehanu, a story called "The Day Before The Revolution," and a story called "Solitude." (At least, that's according to Wikipedia.) Her latest Nebula comes for Powers, which came out in 2007. Here's the full list of Nebula winners, …
Britain's prestigious Arthur C. Clarke awards took the unusual step of announcing a "longlist" of 46 books published in 2008 that are seriously in the running. And the biggest surprise, according to the Guardian, is the inclusion of weird literary author Paul Auster, whose new novel Man In The Dark takes place in an…