When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.
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Calling Archer an "animated secret-agent comedy" is accurate, but it leaves out so much. The snarky characters, the esoteric references and the classic art style mean it's a show as unique as it is hilarious. Now you can get a fully illustrated behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show with The Art of Archer.
It's practically summer. Why go outside and sweat through the heat when you can stay in and read? This guide to December's most exciting book releases proves you have plenty of great options to choose from. And if you're still looking for a holiday gift for your favourite bookworm (or Archer fiend, or Star Wars junkie), you'll find some excellent suggestions right here.
When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice's Lestat — gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically defined the creatures in pop culture since Rice wrote Interview With the Vampire in 1976. But in her new book, the unusually titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (out now), Rice has shockingly redefined her own creation — and she told us why.
If you haven't read Prince Lestat, Anne Rice's most recent Vampire Chronicles book, a lot has changed for the tribe of the Undead. The vampires actually came together, entered the modern world and formed a community with Lestat at its head. But with Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Rice is going to change everything people think they know about her world of vampires.
Video: Few have $500-odd to spend on a single book, let alone one containing photos of Apple's products and ultimately destined for a coffee table made of crystallised children's tears. We all had a laugh at Apple's reveal and now comedians are — unsurprisingly — ripping into it.
Can't wait for Rogue One to finally arrive next month? Then you should know Catalyst by James Lucerno, a prequel novel that sets the stage for the events of Rogue One, came out this week. If you've ever had a hankering to know all about how the Death Star was built, this is the book for you. But here's all the info that matters to the movie that's in the book.
Think long enough about the future, where humanity is almost certainly doomed, and you might start going insane with despair. But what happens when your entire job is preparing for that future? In the latest techno-thriller novel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Red, Nextwave) you go to the one place that can help: Normal.
Of the approximately eleventy billion books in the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, there are the hallowed (the Thrawn books by Timothy Zahn), the good (the X-Wing books), the bad (The Jedi Academy) and the mediocre (...most of them). And then there's The Crystal Star, a novel so bad it ruined me. Let this article serve as a warning to the rest of the galaxy.
The thought of an official mashup between Doctor Who and the classic works of Roger Hargreaves was already too cute to bear when it was first announced. But now we have an exclusive look at the first book in the series, Dr First, and it's everything we could've wanted from this crossover.
In Laurie Penny's new novella, Everything Belongs to the Future, a miracle drug can extend the human lifespan by centuries — but only the rich can afford the treatments. It's a science fiction thriller that feels like an only slightly tilted version of our own reality, and we have an exclusive excerpt to share.
The latest Star Wars book is a young adult novel that covers a lot of the period between when we last saw Ahsoka Tano in Clone Wars and when she showed up in Rebels as "Fulcrum". There's a lot going on in the book, and it's worth your time to read the whole thing. But as for the Star Wars universe as a whole, there are a few vital things to know.