There’s a new start-up company out there that’s looking to reinvent how stories are told on the web: by publishing high-quality fiction serially. From all indications, Serial Box has a pretty incredible lineup of stories coming in the next couple of months.
In August, the io9 book club read Mur Lafferty's hilarious fantasy novel The Shambling Guide to New York City. Since then, she's won the coveted Campbell Award for best new author. Now, Lafferty is here today from 12:30-1:30 PDT to chat with you!
In August, the io9 Book Club is reading Mur Lafferty's goofy-smart urban fantasy novel, The Shambling Guide to New York City. We'll meet August 27 to discuss it, and we hope Lafferty will join us later that week for a chat!
The hero of Mur Lafferty's Shambling Guide to New York doesn't wear tight pants, tote a crossbow, or have the most special power ever. She doesn't fall in love with any magical creatures, or have everybody smitten with her. She's just a travel book editor trying to finish her supernatural guidebook on time, and we…
One of the most venerable science fiction podcasts is raising its game. For a six-month trial period, Escape Pod will be paying five cents a word for previously unpublished stories, and three cents (with a minimum of $100) for reprints.
Reading isn't just for your eyes any more. Many authors are podcasting their stories long before they ever go to print. If you want to hear what you've been missing, we have a few recommendations to get your ears started.
Science fiction is destroying your children, warns a frothy right-wing blog. We can't decide if Shelley The Republian is a real right-wing blog or a satire. Shelley seems obsessed with Mur Lafferty and Steve Eley, two excellent but not terribly famous podcaster/writers. But he/she also thinks sci-fi is pronounced "see…