The holiday season has officially begun, and of course the holidays are a time for families. But science fiction and fantasy readers know that families come in all shapes and configurations. Here are 30 of the most wonderfully alternative families in science fiction and fantasy.
io9 is proud to present fiction from Lightspeed Magazine. Once a month, we'll be featuring a story from Lightspeed's current issue. This month's selection is " My Wife Hates Time Travel " by Adam-Troy Castro. Enjoy!
Adam-Troy Castro rocked our world with his Andrea Cort novels and stories (and later today, we're republishing a story of his that just appeared in Lightspeed Magazine.) So we were thrilled to see that he's written a children's book, Gustav Gloom and the People Taker. It's the story of a weird little boy living in a…
War and Space: Recent Combat, from editors Rich Horton and Sean Wallace is possibly one of the finest anthologies that I've ever come across. This anthology looks at the nature of war, and how it might impact our future civilizations in space. Fans of high-octane stories with lots of action might be let down by the…
Do you have what it takes to survive a vampire attack? Twilight hasn't prepared you for the full-on ferocity of these fearsome bloodsuckers. That's why we're sharing some vampire survival basics. Learn the vampire alphabet before you're bitten!
Are you prepared to survive the zombie apocalypse? Almost certainly not. Few of us are. What you need is a handy "A to Z" guide to help you prepare for every undead contingency. Luckily, Adam-Troy Castro, author of the amazing Andrea Cort novels, has your back.
We've been having withdrawal symptoms from Adam-Troy Castro's addictive Andrea Cort novels, so we're thrilled to discover there's a new Andrea Cort story in the April issue of Analog. This time, Andrea faces a murder suspect who has three bodies.
In a society where only unborn fetuses have souls, people who grow up are chattel called "arvies," doomed to be controlled by biotech superfetuses from inside their wombs. But what happens when a fetus wants to have a baby?
The Third Claw Of God, the second novel in Adam-Troy Castro's Andrea Cort novels, confirms this series really is something special: the story of a hard-assed former child war criminal who flies around the galaxy solving crimes committed in exotic megastructures. But it's even better than that sounds. Spoilers ahead!
This year's Philip K. Dick Award goes to Adam-Troy Castro's detective story Emissaries From The Dead and David Walton's Terminal Mind. And meanwhile, Ken McLeod's intricate murder mystery The Night Sessions won the BSFA Award.
I was incredibly excited when I saw that Adam-Troy Castro, one of my favorite short-story writers, had finally published a novel. And Emissaries From The Dead is as great as I'd hoped, a noirish murder mystery set inside an artificial environment created by A.I.s for some unknown purpose. As with the best detective…