I’ve been a huge fan of Will McIntosh’s since I picked up his debut, Soft Apocalypse, and since then, he’s turned out fantastic novel after fantastic novel. In his latest, he turns a bizarre situation into a fast-paced YA adventure that doesn’t disappoint.
What will a future look like with an inhabited moon? That’s the focus of Ian McDonald’s latest novel, Luna: New Moon, and we recently had the chance to chat with him about how the story developed.
2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as incredible, including titles from some of our favorite authors. Here are the must-read science fiction and fantasy books of 2016.
This has been a really great year for science fiction, fantasy and horror books, taking us to fabulous worlds and opening our minds to new ideas and brilliant new characters. Here’s our list of the most amazing books we read this year.
Next week, Cheeky Frawg Publishing will release a collection of stories and novels from Finnish author Leena Krohn. The collection is a major translation for the author, and we’ve interviewed editor Jeff Vandermeer about the project.
This is a pretty incredible find: a map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, which sheds some light on some of the inspiration behind it.
Interactive fiction writing is a pretty niche market, but it’s one that we can’t seem to get enough of. Imagine how many more hours of Choose Your Own Adventure-style entertainment our kids could get lost in, if we could just build robots to write these stories. Guess what? We can.
It’s pretty safe to say that John Scalzi’s career will be defined by his Old Man’s War series. The novels have consistently been his strongest novels, and with his latest entry in the series, The End Of All Things, he’s demonstrated that they’ve become more nuanced and interesting as time goes on.
It’s 55 years since To Kill a Mockingbird was published, but Harper Lee’s second book, Go Set A Watchman, is about to be released. Now you can read the first chapter online.
P.W. Singer and August Cole’s debut novel Ghost Fleet isn’t like any other Future War novel out there. One, they’re not your typical novelists, and two, it’s a novel that’s more realistic than anything else that typically has the ‘Military Science Fiction’ moniker attached to it.
Here’s the just the place to pen your first/next noir masterpiece: James Ellroy’s Hollywood Hills home. The author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia is selling his three-bedroom 1920s abode for just under $1.4 million. Not included: multiple bookshelves filled with his own works.
Sioux Falls resident Allen Lewis has been a science fiction reader all his life, and he’s now donating his 18,000 volume-strong library to the University of Iowa.
Fans of true crime books know the Edgar Awards offer great inspiration for one’s reading list, and this year’s crop of “Best Fact Crime” nominees was particularly robust. The winner, announced yesterday, takes on the still-unsolved 1922 murder of director William Desmond Taylor.
Fight Club is a work of fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, a famous author who once described his life as "very blue-collar." Fight Club is also a (fantastic) movie, directed by David Fincher, that hit theaters exactly 15 years ago today. Watch it again tonight, but with an extra little piece of knowledge: Fight Club is not…
Last month, we asked you to name your favorite book about space travel and explain why. Hundreds of you replied with awesome, succinct, and sometimes very funny explanations of your favorites.
Harper Lee has finally okayed a digital version of To Kill a Mockingbird. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will be available as an e-book from July 8th, to coincide with the 54th anniversary of the book's original publication.
The emoticon might be older than we thought. This passage of text, which includes a cheeky smiley, is taken from Robert Herrick's 1648 poem To Fortune—and it might be the first ever use of an emoticon.
Touring around California, you could be forgiven for thinking you're living in the future, and not just because of the Silicon Valley wizardry that surrounds us all. We also have to thank Hollywood's movie magic, which has turned the state into a backdrop for countless science fiction films presenting futures both…