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Neil Gaiman's Interworld Potentially Rescued From Development Hell By Hamilton Producers

The producers of Broadway’s insanely successful (and oh-so-good) musical Hamilton have decided to turn a YA novel from Neil Gaiman into a TV series — a novel which was optioned by Dreamworks Animation as a movie way back in 2007, and then essentially disappeared.


Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men Is Coming To The Big Screen

Terry Pratchett’s young adult Discworld novel is getting adapted by the Jim Henson Company, which means we’ll finally see young witch Tiffany Aching in action.


The 8 Worst Kinds Of Fictional Romances

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances, too. But sometimes a romance feels less like something that’s true to the characters and more like a plot device the writers threw in at the last moment. Here are eight kinds of romance that we don’t ever need to see again.


All The Secrets Of The Star Wars Galaxy Revealed In Aftermath: Life Debt

Another major Star Wars novel is out, and that means even more revelations about the nascent Star Wars canon that Disney is building for the galaxy far, far away. We’ve read Life Debt, Chuck Wendig’s sequel to Aftermath, and broken down what it means for the state of the Star Wars galaxy.


The Gizmodo Guide To Discworld

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld might look intimidating — there are 40 books, and they’re humorous fantasy, which seems like it could be an acquired taste. But everybody should read at least one Discworld book, because they’re wonderful, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s our complete guide to Pratchett’s masterwork.


Darksaber Teaches Many Lessons About What Not To Do In Star Wars

Yes, the book is over 20 years old. But someone somewhere still might want to experience it fresh. I don’t recommend this, since I still have some sort of empathy for people, but still. What makes Darksaber so bad? The answer to this question is complicated, mainly because there are so many reasons.


10 Obvious Superhero Weaknesses (That Supervillains Hardly Ever Exploit)

We think of superhero weaknesses as being fancy or complicated — radioactive fragments of their old home planets, or the people they love. And that’s why superheroes win. In fact, most superheroes have super-obvious weak points. Here are 10 obvious superhero weakness that villains almost never attack.


10 Most Messed-Up Versions Of The Hero's Journey

Everybody knows the hero’s journey by heart at this point. The chosen one gets called to adventure, refuses, accepts, goes on trials, loses a mentor, faces darkness, defeats evil. But sometimes the hero’s journey takes a major detour. Here are 10 hero’s journeys go went to a dark, terrible place.


Algorithm Predicts Dystopian Book About Technology Should Be Massive Bestseller

An algorithm that predicts bestselling books has awarded a perfect score to The Circle by Dave Eggers, a book that just so happens to be a dystopian satire of life in Silicon Valley. Hmm.


Ilvermorny Was Founded By Voldemort's Relatives, And Other Secrets Of America's Wizarding School

Today, J.K. Rowling released what is definitely her best work of the recent spate of stories related the wizarding world of the United States. Possibly because it has so many familiar Harry Potter elements: Orphans, purebloodism, the power of love and so on.


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