Joe Johnston’s Hollywood resume is almost unfathomably impressive. He worked in the art departments on the original Star Wars trilogy and the first Indiana Jones films, directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, took over Jurassic Park from Steven Spielberg, and did Captain America: The First Avenger, just to…
It’s only been six years since Voyage of the Dawn Treader limped into theaters and then dragged itself back out again, so of course now’s exactly the right time to finally make that Silver Chair movie!
C.S. Lewis is best known for his Narnia books, and also as one of the most powerful writers of Christian commentary of the 20th century. But he also wrote a beloved space-opera trilogy, beginning with Out of the Silent Planet. And one author argues that this book deserves to be mentioned among the great SF novels.
Not one but two movies are being made about the true Lord of the Rings, author J.R.R. Tolkien. Fox Searchlight announced one last year, expansively titled Tolkien; now a smaller independent company is making Tolkien & Lewis, about his relationship with his friend and fellow author C.S. Lewis.
If you're the sort of person who likes to wear your literary tastes on your sleeve—or your lapel—these brooches might be for you. Each one is made from the pages of a classic book—Moby Dick, Watership Down, the tales of Sherlock Holmes—highlighting not just the stories, but also the words themselves.
Japanese-American animator Jimmy Teruaki Murakami was known as the Father of Irish Animation. He directed the films The Snowman and When The Wind Blows, and also worked on Narnia and Christmas Carol movies. And he directed the live-action Battle Beyond the Stars. He died the other day, aged 80.
If you switch the genders of characters around while reading to your kids, do they get confused? Or do they just take it for granted that Tolkien was writing The Hobbit about a girl named Bilbo?
Have they cast the not-Lex Luthor villain for Man of Steel 2? Katee Sackhoff is insistent about not being in Star Wars. Go behind the scenes of The Hobbit with three new videos. There's Warcraft casting, and Orphan Black hints. Plus, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast breaks down the trailer. Spoilers now!
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…
One of the most common tropes in all fiction is that cats are evil. Throughout books, television, movies and comics, when they're not just pretending to be the monster, cats are attacking people, serving witches and bringing the scares. Here's our ultimate guide to evil cats, so you can recognize them before they…
Billy Moon, the first novel by famed zinester, short story writer and podcaster Douglas Lain, is an exceedingly weird tale about Christopher Milne — the guy whose father A.A. Milne immortalized him as Christopher Robin, the boy companion of Winnie the Pooh.
Medicine is hard. You have to diagnose people's illnesses, run tests, and prescribe treatments. But what if you could just give out a one-size-fits-all treatment? There are lots of miraculous panaceas in science fiction and fantasy, which can fix any problem. Here are the five types of fictional miracle cures.
Over at Genreville, Rose Fox makes a connection I've never seen anyone make before, which instantly feels to have a lot of truth to it. On the one hand, the whole publishing industry has decided that it will no longer welcome "portal fantasy," like Narnia or Alice in Wonderland — stories where someone goes through a…
On June 26, 1956, author C.S. Lewis responded to a fan letter from Joan Lancaster, a young Chronicles of Narnia enthusiast.
Magic is mysterious and ancient, and its workings are often beyond the understanding of mere mortals. But that doesn't mean that magic doesn't have rules.
C.S. Lewis told his attorney he needn't bother bequeathing his literary earnings in his will, because "After I've been dead five years, nobody will read anything I've written." Instead, he's become the "Elvis Presley of Christian publishing," says CNN.
David Foster Wallace wrote one of our favorite science fiction-tinged literary novels, Infinite Jest, so his suicide was a huge loss. Now his papers are on display, and you can read some of his scribbled notes on two genre classics.