Annihilation is out now, season two of The Handmaid’s Tale is coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either already making a huge impact (Game of Thrones) or arriving soon with much fanfare (Ready Player One). So what should lure Hollywood’s genre-obsessed gaze next? We’ve got…
Author Terry Goodkind—best known for the Sword of Truth series—recently came out with some harsh criticism of the cover for his latest fantasy novel, Shroud of Eternity, resulting in backlash from the artist and others in the scifi and fantasy communities. Now, Goodkind is saying that his problem with the cover was…
Terry Goodkind—best known for The Sword of Truth series—has publicly apologized after posting scathing criticism of the cover art for his latest book, Shroud of Eternity. The author eventually laid the blame on his publisher, Tor Books, but the artist who created the cover says it’s not good enough.
Somedays you’re driving around Los Angeles and suddenly find yourself on the Shattered Plains of Roshar, using stormlight to fight off Parshendi warriors.
Parental scare tactics come true in Luke Taylor and Chris Barrett’s fable Cautionary Tales, about a lonely young man who made a stupendously goofy face as a kid... and then, just as his mother warned him, was forced to live with that expression forever when it froze into place. But all is not lost.
Few creative mediums let you explore stories like video games. Players don’t just watch a story—they participate in it, sometimes steering narratives to wildly divergent endings. But in order for an interactive experience to truly transport players, it needs to have a well-built world for them to live in. Here are…
Science fiction and fantasy fans were shocked Tuesday when it was announced that Ursula K. Le Guin, the iconic author of science fiction and fantasy works like The Left Hand of Darkness, had passed away at 88 years old. Authors, artists, and filmmakers alike flocked to Twitter to share memories of the acclaimed writer…
Like everyone in her village, young Heloise fears devils, agents of destruction summoned by the blink of a wizard’s eye. But in truth, she’s actually more scared of the Order—the vicious sect that wanders the country slaughtering anyone who even breathes the word “wizard” or “devil.”
A reluctant hero, a frantic wizard, and a hodgepodge of fantasy tropes (including a damsel in distress) make for what may be the fastest-paced adventure tale ever. It’s called Short and Sweet and you might forget to take a breath while you’re watching it, at least until it makes you chuckle.
The holiday season is upon us once before. As we all slip away to our families, friends, and nutrient-filled gel-tubes to celebrate the brief break in the dystopic darkness of our futurepresent, it’s a good time to reflect on the bright, fun parts of our regular holiday rituals.
David Ayer’s Bright is incredibly ambitious. Too ambitious, in fact. It’s an avalanche of conflicting movie ideas all jammed into one. Some of them are fascinating, others familiar, and a few are downright awful. The result is a off-putting hodgepodge that never comes together, but isn’t wholly without its merits.
The newest installment of Brandon Sanderson’s excellent The Stormlight Archives, Oathbringer, is arriving next week. I can personally attest it’s a great fantasy series, so I’m delighted that io9 has an exclusive preview of the new novel—although it’s one you have to listen to, not read.
In “Back to Cool,” the 20th episode of The Cleveland Show’s second season, there is what may be the only casual joke about director Kasi Lemmons’ film Eve’s Bayou that’s ever been made in television history. The joke’s about how often the movie airs on TV and the thing that makes it funny is how accurate it is.
Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, the moon-heist thriller Artemis, is finally here, but that’s just one of dozens of new scifi and fantasy books out this month. The days are shorter, it’s cold and rainy outside, and there’s no better time to pick out a new book or five to stay home and read. We’ve got you covered.
October is here, and our list of new scifi and fantasy books is as overstuffed as a trick-or-treat bag carried by a kid who walked the same candy-rich route three times in three different costumes. In honor of the season, there’s even some horror on this month’s round-up.
Short fantasy film Imaginapped is set in a world where every kid has a superpowered imaginary friend—which sounds totally awesome, until you realize that not everybody is in it for fun. There are some little villains out there who are willing to use dark magic to get as much power as possible.
Fallow Time is a small story about the moments in an adventurer’s life that don’t often get commented on. The moments right before and right after a quest, when the adrenaline stops flowing and the monsters stop coming. When collects themselves, and just... rests.
When it comes to fantasy, mythical creatures are a given. Specifically, dragons are a given. Sometimes, a unicorn or two will pop up, but fantasy has a real thing for dragons. And while giant flying lizards are great and all, the focus on dragons has meant we have not given other creatures their proper pop culture due.
Later this week, genre-focused streaming network Shudder will be releasing all four chapters of Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories, short-film adaptations of strange and twisted tales by the author of American Gods and Coraline.