A Reminder of the Many, Many Stephen King Adaptations That Are Currently in the Works

This week, Media Rights Capital revealed it commissioned a 10-episode adaptation of crime thriller The Outsider by an author who has seemingly become the most desirable man in Hollywood lately: Stephen King. A lot of King’s work is currently in the process of being remade for television and film—so here’s a reminder…

George R.R. Martin Says Three Other Game of Thrones Prequels Are in 'Active Development'

Last week’s news of Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot may not be the end of HBO’s spinoff plans. Of course, we’ve known for some time that HBO was considering five possible prequels to continue, and expand, the Game of Thrones universe—but we still have no idea just how many will pan out. Goldman’s show…

Here's the Trailer for the Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Almost 10 Years in the Making

Earlier this year, the world lost one of its most prolific creators when Ursula K. Le Guin passed away at 88 years old. Now, the universes she created and the people she inspired are here to share her story, in the debut trailer for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a documentary that’s been in the works for nearly a…

These Warhammer Kids' Books Are Both Heretically Weird and Kind of Awesome

Whatever flavor of Warhammer you enjoy, whether it’s the grim scifi future of 40K or the grim fantasy past of Warhammer Fantasy (née Age of Sigmar), there’s one thing that’s consistent: They’re grim. Like, comically, absurdly, violently dark and gory, and that’s part of why they’re so much fun. So kid’s books are a…

A Girl Dreams of Battling Aliens in This Exclusive Excerpt From Brandon Sanderson's New Fantasy Epic, Skyward

Acclaimed epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson is known for the Mistborn series as well as The Stormlight Archive—including last fall’s hugely popular third book in that series, Oathbringer. But the prolific writer has a new YA book on the horizon, called Skyward, and io9 is happy to exclusively share the…

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Is One of the Weirdest Star Wars Stories Ever Told

Back in 1983, when all we knew of Lando Calrissian was The Empire Strikes Back, L. Neil Smith wrote a trio of novels that fleshed out the life of the smooth-talking Baron of Cloud City and took place before we met him in the movies. It was a rare chance to get insight into a time when Lando owned the Falcon—something…

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Guillermo del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Is Creeping Ever-Closer to Your Nightmares

It’s been a few years since we heard anything about the planned big-screen adaptation of legendarily terrifying kid’s book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Since then, the project’s biggest champion, Guillermo del Toro, won a couple of Oscars—which no doubt helped it get a big push forward.