Ursula Le Guin is one of the most prolific and well-spoken science fiction writers ever. So why would one of our most seminal authors be told she needs to start writing like J.K. Rowling?
Hey, remember that episode of Doctor Who where the Doctor carried the Olympic torch after triumphantly defeating a pencil scribble? Well, the actual opening ceremony for the London Olympics is going to be even weirder.
Comics legend Alan Moore just loves to stir up trouble. His latest graphic novel features a character that's said to be the Antichrist, but bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain boy wizard beloved by millions.
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Even before the Harry Potter novels were finished, J. K. Rowling was teasing us with the idea of an encyclopedia detailing all the magical ins and outs of the Wizarding World. She always said the book would take a while, but now it seems she could be abandoning the idea entirely. Why?
I'm sure if you look back through pop-culture history and cross-referenced it with pet purchases, you'll find that lots of kids bought turtles during the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles craze, people got tabbys like Garfield to share Mondays with and, yes, owl ownership boomed during Potter's reign. But now it's not so cute anymore.
If a young adult book series gets popular enough, it usually earns a lot more than just a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Namely: Some kind of controversy. Now, at least according to one researcher, hit series like Harry Potter and Twilight may be encouraging the kiddos out there to curse.
Sure, we love sci-fi and fantasy for all the spaceships and wizards and trolls and giant robots, but there's a cuter side to our favorite genre stories, too. Science fiction is filled with awesome pets, whether they're magical regenerative birds or robot dogs that follow time travelers throughout the galaxy.
This weekend, those of us lucky enough to have our mothers in our lives will celebrate Mother's Day ... but there are a whole mess of beloved genre characters who'll never get to do so (provided they live in a story universe where Mother's Day is a thing). So here are some heroes who could probably use a cuddle this coming Sunday.
We are smack dab in the middle of National Nurses Week (which ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday), so we figured how better to pay tribute to these healers than to list some of their most noteworthy pop-cultural counterparts.