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Author Lev Grossman Opens Up About SyFy's Adaptation of His Magicians Novels

By Ryan BrittFebruary 3, 2016
Back in 2009, fans of magical schools, Harry Potter, and fantasy genre mash-ups were introduced to the world of Brakebills and Fillory via Lev Grossman's novel The Magicians. Seven years and two books later, this world and its characters have hit the SyFy channel in an all-new ... More  →
Author Lev Grossman Opens Up About SyFy's Adaptation of His <em>Magicians</em> Novels

7 Things in The Force Awakens We're STILL Not Over

By Ryan BrittJanuary 27, 2016
Even the most avid Star Wars person, fan-girling over everything great in The Force Awakens-- from the pure, mainline awesomeness of Rey to the adorable overload of BB-8, to Poe Dameron biting his lower lip--still probably had a few things that were haunting them like the ghost ... More  →
7 Things in <em>The Force Awakens</em> We're STILL Not Over

All the Deep-Cut References in Sherlock's "The Abominable Bride" That You Never Knew You Needed

By Ryan BrittJanuary 4, 2016
Whether you thought “The Abominable Bride” was a satisfying Victorian jaunt or a confusing journey into a certain consulting detective’s mind palace, Sherlock’s recent New Year’s Day special “The Abominable Bride,” certainly wasn’t short on bookish references. Here’s a handy guide to all the specific shout-outs ... More  →
All the Deep-Cut References in Sherlock's "The Abominable Bride" That You Never Knew You Needed

If You Don't Enter the Halloween Short Fiction Contest, We Will Haunt You!

By Ryan BrittOctober 14, 2015
If you want to enter our fiction contest, your day of reckoning is coming! You might think these days will never end, but the fact is, you will soon be starring into the abyss. And that abyss is the deadline for The Halloween Short Fiction ... More  →
If You Don't Enter the Halloween Short Fiction Contest, We Will Haunt You!

We Want to Scare You Into Writing for the Mindhut Halloween Short Fiction Contest

By Ryan BrittOctober 5, 2015
Unless you’ve been sleeping in your vampire coffin for the past month, then you’re probably already aware that The Mindhut Halloween Short Fiction Contest is well underway! If you’re a ghoulish writer from 13 to 18 years old, we want you to send us frightening ... More  →
We Want to Scare You Into Writing for the Mindhut Halloween Short Fiction Contest
Announcing The MindHut Halloween Fiction Contest! Enter For a Chance to WIN MONEY and GET PUBLISHED!

Announcing The MindHut Halloween Fiction Contest! Enter For a Chance to WIN MONEY and GET PUBLISHED!

By Ryan BrittSeptember 10, 2015
If you’re sick and tired of being spooked, frightened or freaked out by all those haunted houses every October, maybe it’s time you made your own! And by “make your own haunted house,” what we mean is this: WRITE YOUR OWN HAUNTED HOUSE STORY. And ... More  →

The Mindhut's Massive Fall Movie Roundup

By Ryan BrittSeptember 4, 2015
Geeks have had really only one major problem in 2015: figuring out what to do with ourselves while waiting for various movies and TV shows to come out. The beginning of the year was all about waiting for The Avengers, then it was all about ... More  →
The Mindhut's Massive Fall Movie Roundup

A Few New Outrageous Predictions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Ryan BrittAugust 13, 2015
As some already know, I’m up all night (and all day) to get your Star Wars news. So, like many of you I got super-pumped yesterday when Entertainment Weekly posted 12 new photos from The Force Awakens and ALSO dropped some tidbits about the freaking ... More  →
A Few New Outrageous Predictions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
About the Author
Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths, forthcoming from Plume (Penguin) Books on 11.24.15. He's written for The New York Times, Electric Literature, Tor.com. The Awl, VICE Motherboard, Clarkesworld Magazine, and is a consulting editor for Story Magazine. He lives in New York City.

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