10 Flashbacks That Totally Changed Our Favorite Stories

A great story has lots of layers, and a rich backstory. When you only see part of the picture, you might reach a snap judgment about what's going on — but then you see events from years ago, that make you rethink everything. Here are 10 flashbacks that turn your understanding of a story upside-down. » 12/29/14 4:15pm 12/29/14 4:15pm

10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. » 12/24/14 1:12pm 12/24/14 1:12pm

Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers

Earlier this month, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling released a short piece of prose that offered a quick look at Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates as adults. The response indicated that fans are still hungry for stories of the wizarding world—and perhaps it's time for someone other than Rowling to give it to… » 7/18/14 3:27pm 7/18/14 3:27pm

​10 Villains And Evil Organizations That Badly Need P.R. Makeovers

It's never been a better time to evil. But there's one cardinal rule to being a successful bad guy and that's to pretend you aren't evil. No one is going to support a group named the Murder Society, but if you call yourselves the Action Society? Then you're in business! Here are 10 villains who need P.R. help badly. » 7/07/14 2:00pm 7/07/14 2:00pm

The Most Disappointing Final Battles in All Science Fiction and Fantasy

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It's all been leading up to this. Hundreds of pages, or hours, of buildup, leading up to the final confrontation between the forces of excellent and the forces of not-excellent. And then... it's kind of a bust. The bad guys kind of fold. Or the fight lasts 30 seconds. Or it's just thumb-wrestling. Here are the most… » 2/27/14 3:35pm 2/27/14 3:35pm

12 Most Codependent Supervillains of All Time

Some villains strive for wealth and power. Some villains strive for glory. But a surprising number of villains are motivated solely by their tangled relationships with the hero. These are love-hate relationships, in which the villain just wants to impress the hero or spend quality time together. Here are the 12 most… » 2/26/14 1:21pm 2/26/14 1:21pm

The Best Part Of Harry Potter 7 Begins Infinity Blade III

As a more casual Harry Potter enthusiast, the best moment in the entire movie series was The Tale of the Three Brothers, an animated aside from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Chair creative director Donald Mustard liked it as well, so he hired the animation company that made it to summarize the series… » 9/13/13 2:35pm 9/13/13 2:35pm

We've Got A Wild Theory About The New Harry Potter Movie

Today, JK Rowling revealed that she's going to be writing the screenplay for some new movies set in the Harry Potter universe. They'll star a gentleman named Newt Scamander, author of the Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Well, we've got a theory about this Scamander fellow. » 9/12/13 5:00pm 9/12/13 5:00pm