Sometimes, to achieve true greatness, you have to give something up. Many of fantasy and science fiction's greatest heroes have lost a hand along the way, but it just makes them more awesome. Here are the greatest severed hands, ever!
The trend of literary authors veering into science fiction shows no sign of slowing down, as science fiction remains the best way to talk about our weird era. Ian McEwan and Rick Moody both have SF books in the pipeline.