It’s a popular cliché that science fiction is just regular fiction…IN SPACE! It certainly doesn’t help that Star Trek was pitched as “Wagon Train…IN SPACE!” and Star Wars is Akira Kurosawa’s “Hidden Fortress…IN SPACE!,” with a couple of effeminate robots […]
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There’s something magical about retellings, the way they build a brand-new body on old, familiar bones. They can have a change of genre, a change of gender, a change of era, but they always keep a foothold in the source […]
This year, April brings showers, impending flowers, and some young adult fiction so mindblowingly good it’ll spring clean your brain. It’s the best month for YA lit since, well, March. Here are the new must-read teen books we’re finally getting our […]
Did your favorite classic books go into a phone booth, take off their glasses and reemerge as super-stories!? Well, kinda. But more like a bunch of authors paid homage to these well-known tales by updating them or adding zombies! Now […]
Disney’s latest animated hit, Frozen, offers eye-popping animation, but the plot will be familiar to anyone who knows their fairytales—it’s based on Hans Christian Anderson’s 1845 story The Snow Queen (though there’s no pop culture–savvy snowman in the original…sorry). Putting […]
You can keep your haunted mansions, bloody pickaxes, and phone calls coming from inside the house. When I look for creepy October reading, I turn to the OGs of twisted terror: the Grimm Brothers. It’s true that picking messed-up moments […]
I’ve never read Beowulf. But I do know it’s a “tale of high adventure, fights with monsters, and great courage” because I have read Wishbone‘s Beowulf, otherwise known as Be A Wolf! For similar reasons, I still picture Quasimodo as a hunchbacked Jack Russell […]