- 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books
- Community / Mass Effect Mash-Up
- For his graduation thesis, Istanbul artist Murat Paltat mixed classic motifs from 16th-century Ottoman miniatures with 11 famous scenes from Western cinema, including Alien, Star Wars, and Terminator.
- Lego-built Portal Gun
- Marvel Comics college apparel.
- New Elysium concept art shows off Matt Damon’s perfect space station
- Tyrael cosplay from Diablo 3
- News: Neil Gaiman Is Doing A Sandman Prequel. On Twitter, one of Gaiman’s followers likened this prequel tale to the uber-controversial Before Watchmen project from DC. What did he have to say to that? “Nope. The story in Sandman stretches back a long way. I’m writing DURING SANDMAN,” he tweeted.
- Bizarro world! Print comics boom as digital sales rise
- An emotional goodbye to Comic Book Ink
- Madefire demonstrates why digital comic books should move at Comic-Con
- First Image Of Skyfall’s new, younger Q
- ‘The Hobbit’ at Comic-Con: Peter Jackson’s San Diego plan
- March 21, 1927, Marble Arch Pavilion, London. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis receives its British premiere, and the audience was handed programs on their way into the auditorium. Today, only three copies are known to survive. Fortunately for us, the entire program is available to read online.
- Spoiler Alert! The End of Film Endings
- Interview: John Scalzi, author of Redshirts and Old Man’s War, joins us to discuss his new Star Trek parody, how Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy killed humorous science fiction, and why he needs to chain his laptop to his wrist.
- News: Gaiman Signs Multi-Book Deal with HarperCollins
- 17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else
- 100 Best Blogs for School Librarians
- A Brief History of American Bookmobiles… in Pictures
- Great Opening Sentences from Classic Fantasy Novels
- Should You Feel Bad About Reading Stephen King?
- Terry Goodkind Smites an eBook Pirate
- What 10 Classic Books Were Almost Called
- 10 Weird Rules That Control How We Name the Planets
- Biologists resurrect a 500 million-year-old gene by splicing it with bacteria in a scenario eerily similar to Jurassic Park.
- How Actual Science Can Make Science Fiction Stories Cooler
- 10 Robots With Good Reasons to Rise Up Against Humanity
- In 1992, renowned sci-fi author and futurist William Gibson (Neuromancer, Virtual Light) released Agrippa (A Book of the Dead), a self-playing poem contained on a floppy disk for old Macintosh computers that, once its text had scrolled up the screen one time, would be rendered unreadable on purpose. Now, 20 years later, a PhD student at the University of Toronto is enlisting the aid of cryptographers in hopes of figuring out how the program works.
- “Since I bought an iPad primarily for reading A Song of Ice and Fire, I thought it would be appropriate to put this skin on it.”
- Interview: Firefly cast and Joss Whedon reunite 10 years later at Comic-Con [The same story was also carried both here and here]
- Interview: Liam McIntyre gets us psyched for the final season of Spartacus.
- News: AMC to stream ‘Breaking Bad’ online for Dish Network subscribers
- News: Falling Skies renewed for season 3
- News: Former Time Lord Tom Baker to return to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th.
- News: Game of Thrones casts Diana Rigg, confirms season three premiere date
- News: STARFLEET Sponsors Restoration of Original Ship from Star Trek Series: Galileo Shuttlecraft Will Be Preserved As A Piece of Television History [More]
- Check out some images of Joss Whedon at the Firefly Reunion: “These are the best meat puppets I’ve ever controlled”
- Interview: ‘Halo 4′ Web series director Stewart Hendler
- News: Man Stabbed During Heated World of Warcraft Argument
- Break common writing rules, Lee Child says. The author of the Jack Reacher thrillers tells us to ignore that advice about “Show, don’t tell.”
- The WritersDiet Test, created by Dr. Helen Sword, allows you to enter a writing sample of 100 to 1000 words and have it graded from “lean” to “heart attack” on its level of excess verbiage.