Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

Top 10 YA Books That Should Be Adapted for Film

Column by Sarah Pitre May 31, 2012
These literary candidates are primed and ready to follow in the cinematic footsteps of the Hunger Games... and maybe even outshine it completely.

Six Tough Truths About Self-Publishing (That The Advocates Never Seem To Talk About)

Column by Rob Hart May 31, 2012
Self-publishing advocates like to sing about the advantages of putting out your own work, without going to a publisher. And there are advantages. But it's not as easy as they make it sound.

Gear Up! It's The Top Ten Technologies in Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn May 25, 2012
From superintelligent spaceships to existential spray cans, Sci-Fi is all about the gear. Jon Korn geeks out over his favorites.

Ten Authors Who Write Great Dialogue

Column by Meredith Borders May 25, 2012
A list of some of the best conversation-creating writers out there.

LURID: It's Alive! The Top 10 Mad Scientists of Literature!

Column by Karina Wilson May 18, 2012
From Prometheus (Aeschylus) to Prometheus (Scott): Top ten pick of the most enduringly mad scientists in horror fiction, both before and after the reality of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Me, Myself, and I: First Person Narratives in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna May 16, 2012
A look at some examples of first person narratives in fantasy fiction and what makes them work.

The Top 10 Best Books... With The Worst Amazon Customer Reviews

Column by Meredith Borders May 11, 2012
Even the most critically acclaimed novels of all time aren't safe from a scathing Amazon customer review!

YA Gateway Books: A Primer

Column by Sarah Pitre May 11, 2012
They say you can't get addicted after just one time. But with this list of books, you'll be hooked on young adult literature immediately.

Ten Gay Men’s Novels You Should Already Have Read If You Consider Yourself Even Semi-Literate

Column by Ed Sikov May 10, 2012
One pissed-off gay man's challenge to his straight peers: read some of our stuff for a change. Or are you scared you might get turned on?

You’ll Never Write In This Town (Or Any Other Town) Again! 5 Ways To Survive and Overcome Creative Burnout.

Column by Keith Rawson May 10, 2012
Keith Rawson details his long stint of creative burnout and how he managed to work past it.

Bangs, Whimpers, and Apes: The Top 10 World-Ending Events In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn April 27, 2012
Armageddon time! Just in time for 2012, Jon Korn chooses his favorite apocalypses from science fiction.

Fallen Idols: Disappointing Truths About Five Famous Authors

Column by Cath Murphy April 25, 2012
Like most readers, I want authors to 'fit' the fiction they create, and when they fail to live up to my myths about them, I get fractious.

The Top 10 Royal Historical Novels

Column by Meredith Borders April 24, 2012
It's a very specific genre, and one that Meredith just happens to love. She's read most of them, so what are her favorites?

Honey, I Shrunk the MFA Application Pile: Crafting Your Statement of Purpose

Column by Stephen Graham Jones April 17, 2012
Forget GPA, GRE, and letters of recommendation. Your Statement of Purpose is where you either get into your chosen MFA program or not.

10 Hysterical, Sexy, Awesome, Ridiculous, Scary Book Trailers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky April 13, 2012
Book trailers are the new movie trailers. Almost. Here are some of the best of the best and the best of the worst.

Interdimensional Hit Parade: Sci-Fi Influenced Pop Music

Column by Jon Korn April 12, 2012
There are good songs, there are great songs, and then there are songs that reference Kurt Vonnegut. Jon Korn explores science fiction influenced music.

Great Book, Crap Film: 5 Adaptations That Truly Suck

Column by Cath Murphy April 9, 2012
Great books don't always make great films. Here are five key examples of good books that attempted the jump to the big screen and fell flat on their faces.

A What-to-Do and What-Not-To-Do List for Agents

Column by Erin Reel March 28, 2012
Writers have had an earful of advice about how to lure an agent. But what about advice for literary agents? Former agent Erin Reel shares six ways agents can present their best selves to writers.

Ten Lighter-Raising, Horn-Throwing, Can't-Miss Rock Biographies

Column by Joe Daly March 23, 2012
A classic rock biography is fueled by more than just wild tales of epic hedonism. It takes exhaustive research, keen insight and rich, engaging prose. Of course, sex, drugs and rock and roll help too.

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid, Revisited

Column by Rob Hart March 19, 2012
Back in November, when the mid-season finale aired, I suggested 10 ways the writers of The Walking Dead could make the show less stupid. Did anything change between now and then? Kinda...

Top 5 Mysterious Authors

Column by Jack Joslin March 7, 2012
Not every writer turns up smiling for the book signing. Here are five of the most bizarre and mysterious.

Top 10 YA Books That Adults Will Love

Column by Meredith Borders March 2, 2012
It's not all TWILIGHT up in here. Some young adult novels are brilliant and engaging. Read on for ten of the best.

10 Graphic Novels for the Literary Minded

Column by Kelly Thompson February 27, 2012
Comic books aren't just for geeks and kids anymore. We humbly present these 10 titles as evidence.

Top 10 Words That Need To Die, Immediately

Column by Rob Hart February 24, 2012
The English language is full of beautiful words--and also some blights that should never be uttered, for they do nothing but make us sound dumb. Here are 10 of the worst offenders.

LURID: My Top 10 Bloody Valentines

Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2012
Happy ever after? How dull can you get?! Lurid's Top Ten pick of the bloodiest, most doomed, destructive and messed up relationships in literature. Happy Valentine's Day!