Let’s face it, when the apocalypse comes it’s going to be chaos. Better your chances by having these eleven items at the ready. Remember, the key to survival is preparedness.
"Write a fantasy novel," they said. "It'll be fun," they said. No one ever talks about the nitty-gritty of the business. Until now, that is! Fantasy author Sam Sykes shares ten tips to becoming a successful author...sort of.
Writer's block got you down? Never fear! Inspiration is all around you! See the world with fantasy author Glenda Larke. These eight destinations are so incredible, they're practically out of this world!
The holiday season is here so we asked ten science fiction and fantasy authors what presents they would give to the main characters of their novels.
David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series, has some advice for authors. You definitely shouldn't listen to him (unless you want your editor to kill you).
Who loves a good epidemic? Not…not anyone. Like the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, only kind of more disgusting. Mira Grant, author of Parasite, Symbiont, and the bestselling Newsflesh trilogy, presents the Top 10 Future Epidemic Countdown! Remember, good hygiene and vaccination can protect you from many potential illnesses, as can adherence to basic quarantine procedures. Don’t panic, plan. And don’t use an outbreak as an excuse to be an asshole.
In recognition of Banned Books Week, we looked at what a few of the most frequently challenged science fiction and fantasy books had to say about the tyranny of censorship and the importance of literature. Here are some of our favorite quotes! If you feel so inclined, please seek out one of these challenged books or explore other works by these authors. The choice is yours after-all!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that everyone has at some time or another thought about their Zombie Preparedness Plan. But guess what? That finely crafted contingency plan of yours is ultimately DOOMED to fail. In the event of the actual zombie apocalypse, 90% of us are screwed and here’s why.
A cautionary tale of one author's attempts to use Dungeons & Dragons as a creative tool and the friends who completely ruined everything. This is world-building with friends and David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance novels!
Jaye Wells, author of DIRTY MAGIC and the USA Today bestselling Sabina Kane series, presents the nine best crime shows that would have been better with magic.
From photo-shoot to the finished product, watch A DANCE OF CLOAKS come to life in ninety glorious seconds of high-flying action.
It's time for a parasitism party! Like the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, only kind of more disgusting. Mira Grant, author of Parasite and the bestselling Newsflesh trilogy, presents the Top 10 Parasite Countdown! Remember, parasites are a vital part of the ecosystem, and should be treated with respect...generally from a safe distance. Some parasites have no effect on humans. Others can kill you. With AWESOME.
A machinima inspired trailer for Greg Bear's new novel, HULL ZERO THREE. Game engine, textures, design by the Quake 2 World Project:
After the Rising, when zombies threatened to destroy humanity, people took to the web to commiserate, to communicate, to share information on how to survive when the undead wanted to infect you. And the advertising followed.
Watch a steampunky SF novel cover get designed in under 2 minutes.