The last time Andrew Sean Greer tackled a protagonist with a unique relationship to time, we got the magical love story Confessions of Max Tivoli, the masterpiece Benjamin Button only wished it was. But his new book The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells substitutes grief for romance, and the results are achingly sad.
The Brontë sisters are best known as the authors of literary gothic tales like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, but in their childhood, they worked with their brother to invent the made-up realm of the Glass Town Federation.
Can you name the 10 greatest science fiction novels by women authors published in the past decade? That's a meme that's been making the rounds, in response to a perceived increase in the marginalization of women in SF.
If you're looking for an awesome gift for the uber-geeks in your life, then nothing is better than a book. We've collected a gift guide, covering everything from SF classics to Star Wars to astronaut lore, for your favorite nerds.
What do women authors and science-fiction writers have in common? A notable absence on Publishers Weekly's list of the ten best books of the year. PW apologized proactively for the omission, saying "We wanted the list to reflect what we thought were the top 10 books of the year with no other consideration....We…
One of the frustrating things about science fiction is that everyone's seen the year's biggest movies: Even films like Transformers 2, which most people seemed to dislike. But how many books are there that everyone you know has read?
The Time Traveler's Wife is a story about deja vu. Everything that happens has already happened, and will happen again, thanks to the story's endless time loops. So maybe that's why everything in the movie feels so tiresomely familiar. Spoilers...
One way in which SF writers who also create visual art have a huge advantage over everyone else is in the all-important area of world-building. If you're creating an alien world, or a futuristic setting, from scratch, the ability to visualize it beforehand is crucial.
Dale Peck and Tim Kring's alternate-history novel is just the latest in a long history of mainstream authors lifting ideas from science fiction. But what sci-fi concepts have been most in vogue with literary publishers — and when did those fads peak? We decided to look at the biggest novels by literary authors that…