Two of the most celebrated novels of the past few years are getting movie deals, greatly increasing our chances of seeing some quality entertainment on the big screen a few years from now.
Blogger Paul Kincaid compares three of this year's five Hugo finalists, and discovers a theme: They're all about the decline of the United States of America. What causes the U.S. to fall from power in these books? Spoilers ahead.
This month, the io9 book club read Cherie Priest's Hugo-nominated Boneshaker. And today the meeting is in session, so it's time to start discussing!
If I've learned anything from Alternate History fiction, it's that in 90% of all alternate universes are timelines where A.) Hitler won WWII; or B.) people fly zeppelins instead of planes. Today we'll explore the latter.
Next week, we'll be meeting here to discuss our book club selection this month, Cherie Priest's Boneshaker. Don't forget to read it! Priest is going to stop by to chat with us, too.
For the next io9 book club meeting, on 6/21, we will be discussing Cherie Priest's Boneshaker, nominated for both Hugo and Nebula Awards this year. Warren Ellis called this zombie airship adventure his "favourite 'steampunky' novel."
Confederate airships! Mad scientists! Zombies! Goggles! Cherie Priest's Boneshaker is a veritable grab bag of subgenre tropes. But, fortunately, it's far less about clockwork and brass than it is about human adaptability and the shifting nature of the American Dream.