That's the question that author (and io9 commenter!) Greg Cox faced, as he wrote the novelization of the new Godzilla movie, out tomorrow. In this essay, Cox explains how he coped with getting inside Godzilla's head — and why he avoided doing so as much as possible. Plus read the first chapter!
People sometimes look down on Marvel Comics' line of Star Wars comics from the late 1970s and early 1980s, because of the random green rabbit character and other stuff. But LucasFilm's Jennifer Heddle has a great article on the official Star Wars blog, explaining why they were essential.
A new app lets you turn your iPhone (or other i-device) into an old-school Super 8 camera. And it's chock full of hints for J.J. Abrams new movie Super 8. It's part tie-in app, part viral marketing, part movie-making tool.
Some of science-fiction's greatest writers have stepped into ready-made universes and created media tie-in novels. From small beginnings some forty years ago, media tie-in books have become a huge part of our publishing universe. Here are some of the highlights.
Terminator Salvation felt more like a weak music video than a movie, with a story that was hard to piece together. So it's a good thing the novelization is written by super-prolific author Alan Dean Foster, right? Spoilers ahead...
We're finally going to learn more about Halo's mysterious Forerunners, at the hands of a master. Hugo- and Nebula-winning author Greg Bear is writing a new Halo trilogy.
Can you believe the Star Trek: New Frontier book series has already been going for 20+ books? It's hard to imagine. The longer Peter David's little corner of the Trek universe has gone on, the more soap-operatic it's gotten. And the trend looks set to continue with the forthcoming Treason, which just announced a pub…