Want to add some fresh excitement to your reading list? Over on Twitter, people are tweeting lists of amazing science fiction and fantasy authors (who happen to be women and people of color) under the #YouDon’tKnowSFF hashtag. As in, you don’t know the whole genre unless you’re reading these folks.
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.
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin was one of our favorite books of the past few years. And apparently a lot of influential people agree—it’s being read by President Obama on his vacation.
The blue light that emanates from your phone’s screen is known to disrupt your sleep. So it’s good news that Google has added a light filter to its Play Books app, which gradually tapers the amount of blue light used by your display as you inch closer to bedtime. Now all apps need it.
This month, the io9 Book Club is reading Dragon Heart by Cecelia Holland. We’ll meet on Dec. 8 to discuss it. Join us!
With the end of the year coming up fast, two awards have started up their annual ‘recommended reading lists’ to look back on the year’s released works.
There’s always been some level of tension between genre and literary fiction, but according to novelist David Mitchell, avoiding genre is a “bizarre act of self-mutilation”.
This story is completely true. It happened right here on the internet, on a night just like this.
When you think about reading science fiction, you often look towards the latest novel. The book is a reasonably recent development in the science fiction world, and over on Kirkus Reviews, John DeNardo of SF Signal charts the history of serialized SF.
It’s good to know that people are focusing on what’s really important. Local governments in a few different U.S. cities and towns have looked past the problems of homelessness, crumbling city services and displacement, to tackle the real crisis: people are putting up tiny “take a book, leave a book” libraries.
In the past day you may have seen the internet lighting up with appreciations for the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. He died yesterday at age 82, leaving behind a lifetime of illuminating writing that helped us to understand our own brains as beautiful, imperfect machines. Here are a few of our favorite books…
The internet’s a big place and growing all the time—it’s no surprise that many of us rely on a read-it-later tool to stockpile articles and posts we just don’t have time to get to immediately. That’s fine, to a point, but these reading lists can quickly spiral out of control to daunting lengths.
What happens when you throw the typical author reading on its head? A couple of weeks ago in Vermont, Phoenix Books of Burlington and Geek Mountain State put together a reading event called an Author Duel, and hilarity ensued. No authors were harmed in the course of this event.
The summer is almost over—but the beach reads keep on coming. Including brand new series by N.K. Jemisin and David Drake. A brand new Christopher Moore book, plus tons more of your favorite authors. Here are the books you must read in August.
Stop making us covertly peer over your shoulder and just tell us already: What books are you reading this summer?
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.
This ad for Gandhi Bookstores in Mexico is a stunning work of animation and 3D art and splendid visual effects. The tagline is simple, “One book leads to another”, and you see characters you recognize from the most famous of books battle each other for your attention. It’s a commercial meant to take your money but…
When you start a book or movie, you commit to following a character (or maybe even a few) for the length of the story. But do you ever get the feeling that maybe, just maybe, you’ve picked the wrong ones?
Look up from between your pages of your book just long enough to tell us, what have you been reading lately?