Neil Gaiman

Google Play Now Offering Audiobooks

Variety announced that as of today, Google Play is offering audiobooks in nine languages across 45 countries. Using a pay-per-book pricing structure …

Google

Logan is the first Oscar-nominated screenplay based on superhero comics

It’s a good time for genre films. The Oscar nominations, released Tuesday, were kind to horror movie <i>Get Out</i> and monster fantasy <i>The Shape of Water</i> …

Books

Portland science-fiction great Ursula K. Le Guin mourned in the Northwest and beyond

Science fiction and fantasy writers around the Pacific Northwest and around the world are paying tribute to award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin, …

Science Fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin on the books that meant the most to her

Ursula K. Le Guin died Monday afternoon at the age of 88, in her home in Portland, Oregon. The author of popular science fiction and fantasy broke …

Literature

Oculus VR spinoff Fable Studio makes big debut at Sundance

Fable Studio debuted its new virtual reality experience <i>Wolves in the Walls</i> this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, and it also took the lid off its other projects that combine interactivity, VR, and cinema.<p>Fable Studio was born after Facebook closed its Oculus Story Studio in May 2017, and it …

Business

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for January 21st, 2018

Our <b>New Release Index</b> is a fantastically functional way to keep track of your most anticipated new releases. It’s available exclusively to Book Riot …

Books

Oculus Sends 5 VR Experiences to Sundance 2018

The Sundance Film Festival just kicked off in Park City, Utah, and Oculus announced in a blogpost they’re debuting five experiences at the New …

Virtual Reality

5 Books I'm Still Waiting to See Become Movies or Series

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>Soon, I will finally get to see one of my favorite books, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s <i>Good Omens</i>, become a televisions …

Books

“Her Infernal Descent” Modernizes Dante’s Inferno, Kicks Off AfterShock’s First Long-term Book Deal

AfterShock has announced a new five-part mini-series, “Her Infernal Descent,” the first project of a multi-year book deal recently signed with …

Agatha Christie

It's Poe's birthday, so here's Neil Gaiman reading The Raven

Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video of him reading "The Raven" in 2016 as part of Pat …

Culture

Objects in Space 1/19/18: The trolley problem, nevermore

Happy Friday, everyone!<p>We're nearly to the weekend, but I'm still an emotional wreck over this week's episode of <i>The Good Place</i> (which, once again, …

Edgar Allan Poe

Virtual Reality Has Its Pixar Moment With Adaptation Of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Wolves In The Walls’

Virtual reality, an emerging medium that has taken viewers on virtual excursions to The International Space Station, the Great Barrier Reef and the …

Entertainment Industry

VR Review: ‘Wolves in the Walls’

Fable Studio is having its coming-out at Sundance with “Wolves in the Walls,” a VR adaptation of the Neil Gaiman children’s book by the same name. …

Virtual Reality

The Sandman's DCU Return Could Affect The Green Lantern Corps' Future

One of the biggest surprises of last year was the return of Neil Gaiman’s The Biggest Mysteries Dark Nights: Metal Still Needs to Answer<p>However, with …

Comics

A young girl challenges reality in a magical VR short

Neil Gaiman’s story comes to life<p><i>The Wolves in the Walls</i> is a story told through VR that begins with a little girl drawing your eyes. Once your eyes have been drawn properly, you can see the world around you. That’s before she realizes you’re a bit on the tall side and draws your eyes lower so …

Virtual Reality

25 Book Quotes On Love To Share With All Your Galentines And Valentines This Year

With Valentine’s Day (or its far superior sister holiday, Galentine’s Day) just around the corner and the world in dire need of more words of …

Love

Wolves in the Walls is a virtual friendship wrapped in a detective story

What does it mean to befriend a fictional character? How should you be able to interact with them, and how should they respond to you? And can virtual reality help the process, by immersing you in their world?<p>These are a few of the questions nascent VR studio Fable began asking when developing</i> …

Bioshock

12 Things Librarians Won’t Tell You (but Every Reader Needs to Know)

No, I haven’t read every bookSometimes I recommend 
books I haven’t read. I don’t have as much time to read as you might think, and there are some …

Nonprofits

Have fun and learn this summer

There’s a common misconception ‘education’ is something that only happens at school — but the evidence tells us families are one of the most powerful …

Kids

So You Want to Read Anthologies: Here’s Where to Start

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But …

Culture

10 Short, Scary Stories You Can Finish In A Single Sitting — If You're Brave Enough

Short, scary reads are deceptive. Sure, you can read through them in just one sitting. Yes, most of these stories and novellas can be finished in …

Books

Oculus shows how much VR has evolved at Sundance

Two years into the rise of modern virtual reality, following the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, the medium might seem seem as if it's losing a bit of its luster. Headsets are cheaper and easier to use, especially with new Windows Mixed Reality devices, yet VR experiences …

Virtual Reality

Scott Hawkins’ Debut Fantasy Novel Is a Perfect Fit for the Big Screen

Fantasy may well be one of literature’s most malleable genres. With its seemingly endless parade of subgenres and niches, there really is something for virtually every reader. From thrilling adventures to grim thrillers to high human drama, anything can all be found in the pages of great fantasy – …

Culture

With ‘Wolves in the Walls,’ the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut

<i>Wolves in the Walls,</i> directed by Pete Billington and premiering today at Sundance, is the unique product of a a tight scrappy team of pioneering creatives that all share one thing in common, they were all laid off from Facebook last year when the company’s VR original content arm Oculus Story …

Technology

Why Do Millennials Love Horoscopes? (Hint: It’s Not Only Because They’re Free)

Diamonds, home ownership, beer: “things that millennials are killing” was easily the most tedious meme of 2017. Luckily, we can begin the new year …

Long-form Journalism

‘Grace And Frankie,’ ‘The Stowaway’ And More To Read, Watch And Do This Weekend

It’s frigid out; the flu is frightful; the government might shut down; hey, at least books still exist. So too, thankfully, does solidarity: This …

Jewish Culture

Oculus Story Studio alum return with a new cinematic VR company

Last year, Oculus shut down its award-winning Story Studio, which was dedicated to creating bold new cinematic VR experiences. Rather than drifting apart, though, members of the team stuck together, and today they're announcing their new outfit, Fable Studio. It'll be making its debut at the …

Virtual Reality

New & Noteworthy

<b>New this week:</b><p><b>SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE</b> By Ijeoma Oluo. (Seal Press, $27.) Oluo takes on the thorniest questions surrounding race, from police brutality to who can use the “N” word. One chapter even has this intriguing heading: “I Just Got Called a Racist, What Do I Do Now?” <b>ANGELITOS</b> By Ilan …

Books

Fable Studio Announces New Neil Gaiman VR Project At Sundance

Some cool video game news coming out of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City as Fable Studio unveiled a brand new VR project centered around a …

Virtual Reality

Titan and Statix Press release trailer and preview of new gothic horror series Alisik

Titan and Statix Press has announced the upcoming launch of the gothic horror series <b>Alisik</b> from writer Hubertus Rufledt and artist Helge Vogt, which …