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Our crowdsourced sci-fi novel is halfway done, and tackling the afterlife

The world is helping CNET write an original science fiction book in just 30 days. Our story of conflict and discovery between future universes has taken off, but there's still time to help wrap it all up.

By November 16, 2015


Three chapters in, CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is coming to life

CNET's Crave blog has asked the world to help write a sci-fi novel, and the world has responded. Here's an update on our first week creating an alternate multiverse.

By November 7, 2015


The BlackBerry Priv bets on Android and a novel, slide-out keyboard

BlackBerry's first Android phone champions productivity and security, but the real star is the slide-out keyboard.

By November 5, 2015


CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is being written right now

CNET's Eric Mack has started writing his first sci-fi novel for National Novel Writing Month, but he doesn't want to do it alone. Contribute now to this crowdsourced online story about the multiverse.

By November 3, 2015


Help CNET write a sci-fi novel

November is National Novel Writing month, when aspiring scribes commit to drafting a new novel. CNET's Eric Mack plans to write his first sci-fi book, and he wants the world to join in the process.

By October 27, 2015


Mad Max's George Miller on the graphic novel approach to 'Fury Road'

Before the explosions, the flaming guitars and the special effects, "Mad Max: Fury Road" was conceived in 3,500 graphic novel-style story boards. CNET speaks to the film's director George Miller about the long road towards creating the road warrior.

By October 8, 2015


​Visual music: The graphic novel roots of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

For all its explosive energy, "Mad Max: Fury Road" found its genesis on the page as something quite different. The film's director George Miller tells how the road warrior journeyed from graphic novel to celluloid, and what lies beneath the bluster.

By October 8, 2015


In a novel sales tactic, you need an invitation to buy the new Ubuntu phone

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition goes on sale this week in a lottery-style sale.

By June 24, 2015


App's novel approach to mood disorders: Real-world rewards

A computer consultant with bipolar disorder helps develop a free app that lets others with similar conditions track their mood and behavior -- and earn rewards like gift cards for doing it.

By November 4, 2014


A horror novel hidden in an IKEA-like catalog

Horrorstör doesn't look like a traditional horror novel, but it promises a chilling look at what it's like to be a modern worker.

By September 5, 2014