This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland book. Plus alternate histories, fairytales, magical realism, and tons more. These are all the most unmissable science fiction books in March!
This month, io9 read If Then by Matthew De Abaitua. Today, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern time), he’ll be joining us to answer questions about near future science fiction, writing about war, repeating histories, and anything else you want to know.
This month, the io9 Book Club is reading If Then by Matthew De Abaitua. We’ll meet on Nov. 3 to discuss it. Join us!
Angry Robot Books has published some of our favorite books of the past few years, including Ramez Naam's Nexus and Madeline Ashby's vN. But since Angry Robot got bought last fall, a lot of books were delayed, and Ashby ended up taking her next standalone book to Tor. The good news is, Angry Robot's signed some great…
We really liked Matthew De Abaitua's creepy, insane novel Red Men, which was shortlisted for the Clarke Award but otherwise hasn't gotten the attention it deserved. And now, at last, it's become a short film called Dr. Easy, which could lead to a full-length feature.
Science fiction is the literature of the future. So the best SF novels have endings that resolve the story and leave you feeling as though it continues after the last page. Here are our favorite last lines from SF books.
What if your cyber-self was an asswipe? That's the premise of Red Men, the freaktastic new novel by Idler editor Matthew De Abaitua. Red Men has a fresh take on the posthuman dream of uploading your consciousness into cyberspace. Cantor, an artificial intelligence from the future, can scan your brain and create a…