If you're looking for something fun to put on your Kindle or other e-reading device, Tor.com has just published their annual collection of some of their best stories. You can read them all for free on the web, sure, but now they're in a handy free ebook.
We love Nicola Griffith's writing for its intensity, but also for its realism. And talking to Locus, she explains why she thinks it's important to include real sexuality as well as real violence in her books.
The new story by Nicola Griffith (Hild) gets off to a slow start — but by the end, you'll be swept along by the strange exhilaration. In a lesbian bar, an old, feral presence lays in wait... but is Griffith's main character looking for a lover, or a victim?
Nicola Griffith's latest book Hild has all the ingredients of a fantasy novel, including a medieval setting and a main character with powers that seem supernatural. And yet it's also a brilliantly-researched work of historical fiction. Call it skeptical fantasy, or an epic that treats magic as politically-charged…
Nicola Griffith wrote the classic novels Ammonite and Slow River, so she's uniquely qualified to weigh in on lesbian-themed science fiction books. Someone asked her for some recommendations on her blog, and her list is well worth checking out.
When reprinting visions of the future (or the futuristic present) published in the 1990s, how do you update them? So much has changed, in technology as well as society. Ammonite author Nicola Griffith has some thoughts on this dilemma.
If you believe in reading short fiction for pleasure, you're condemned to frequent disappointment. Most short fiction, even the good stuff, is... laborious. So when reading the anthology Eclipse Three, you may be startled at the unexpected sensation of enjoyment.
This may be the best era for original anthologies since the days of Dangerous Visions. Jonathan Strahan announced the final list of contributors for Eclipse 3, and it's made of want. Other anthologies promise down-and-dirty werewolves, and stellar flash fiction.
A new search engine promises to gather all "computational knowledge" and make you an instant expert on any topic. So why does it have the ominous Joss-Whedon-villain name Wolfram Alpha?
Online books retailer Amazon.com erased untold numbers of books with mature or queer themes from its site, apparently in a drive to remove "adult" material. And some science-fiction authors were hit hard.
The Lambda Literary Awards' science fiction category sometimes comes in for derision (for example, for passing over Octavia Butler's awesome Fledgling in favor of a markedly inferior work a couple years ago.) But this year's Lambda winners, announced last night, do include some great SF writers in non-SF categories.…