The final book in Marie Brennan’s epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we’ve got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood’s gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... dragons!)
In an unusual publishing experiment, debut author J.Y. Yang is releasing two “silkpunk” fantasy novellas on the same day: The Red Threads of Fortune and The Black Tides of Heaven. The books aren’t out until September, but holy crap are the covers by illustrator Yuko Shimizu amazing. In fact, they’re so unbelievable we…
This is how sympathetic columnists have characterized questions regarding the ethnic heritage of Canadian writer Joseph Boyden: a “lynching,” a punishment, and a misguided attempt by “activist communities.” For at least a decade, Boyden has claimed that he is of Indigenous descent. He has subsequently built his career …
Will 2017 be the year we finally get our mitts on The Winds of Winter? At this point, even Bran Stark’s third eye couldn’t see if the answer is “hell yes!” or “keep waiting.” But fret not, avid scifi and fantasy readers. The year still holds plenty of promise, as demonstrated by our gargantuan list of most-anticipated…
It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure. After all, who knows what lies ahead for 2017? We certainly don’t, but we highly recommend you have plenty of reading material to…
Jim Henson’s much-loved 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, recently made headlines when an official sequel was announced, in comic book form. But the official prequel novels are already here. The first one, J.M. Lee’s Shadows of the Dark Crystal, came out last summer; the next in the series isn’t out until July, but…
It’s practically winter. Why go outside and trudge through the bitter cold when you can stay in and read? This guide to December’s most exciting book releases proves you have plenty of great options to choose from. And if you’re still looking for a holiday gift for your favorite bookworm (or Archer fiend, or Star Wars…
True to its name, the Syfy channel has made a habit of adapting science fiction and fantasy literature both established (Childhood’s End, Hyperion) and contemporary (The Expanse, The Magicians). Now it seems there’s another much-beloved property on the network’s list: Robert Heinlein’s 1961 Stranger in a Strange Land.
Screenwriter Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) will tackle Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel Don Quixote for Disney, which has pegged it as an adventure tale worthy of a lavish, effects-driven movie on the scale of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
It was tucked into the pages like a bookmark, postmarked Fort Lauderdale, dated December 3, 1979, and addressed to an apartment in Evanston, Ill. There was nothing else in the book—a collection of John Cheever stories I’d just bought at the used bookstore a couple blocks from my Chicago apartment.
Great news for fans of M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts—a book that’s about to enjoy a higher profile once the movie adaptation is out this fall. Carey announced he’ll be writing another tale set in the same world, with the interesting twist that it’ll be a prequel, rather than the expected sequel.
The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, stay-up-all-night-because-you-can’t-put-the-book-down reading. Here are 15 science fiction and fantasy books to add to your shelf (or e-reader) this month, in chronological order.
Though Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein wasn’t published until 1818, the teenage author started penning the story 200 years ago—inspired by a memorable nightmare and the gloomy, volcano-spurred climate event known as “the Year Without a Summer.”
This is pretty interesting: during the latest national congress of the China Association for Science and Technology, chairman Han Qide announced that the country would be setting up a program to promote science fiction and fantasy, including the creation of a new major award.
Earlier this year, John Scalzi announced that his next book would be coming out in 2017, and now we finally know what it is: a brand new space opera called The Collapsing Empire.
The Nebulas weren’t the only major awards handed out last night. In Las Vegas, the Horror Writer’s Association awarded their own major award, The Stoker, to the best horror stories published in 2015.
Sylvain Neuvel’s debut novel, Sleeping Giants has gotten quite a bit of attention since it hit bookstores, and Neuvel tells us how watching robot shows with his son helped get the novel started.
Don DeLillo’s futuristic new novel, Zero K, won’t be released until next month, but it’s already been picked up by FX for a possible TV adaptation. Add that to the book’s glowing review in the New York Times, which compared it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the future is looking pretty good for Zero K.
Octavia Butler might have passed away a decade ago, but she’s still a major influence in the science fiction world. A new interview with Butler has surfaced, covering a whole range of topics, from writing to science fiction, and it’s well worth watching.
Sylvain Neuvel’s upcoming novel The Sleeping Giants doesn’t hit stores until next week, but his unconventionally published novel has already been picked up by Sony Pictures Entertainment for film.