Crosstalk, the latest book from multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear, Doomsday Book) takes a futuristic look at a very contemporary topic: finding true love in the era of social media, oversharing, and being instantly available every second of the day. And io9 has the first…
2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as incredible, including titles from some of our favorite authors. Here are the must-read science fiction and fantasy books of 2016.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are doing a 50th anniversary cookbook... and as this image from the interior illustrations shows, there are much worse cookbooks you could have out there in the world. Plus all the proceeds go to fund the SFWA Legal fund!
Time travel is huge at the movies right now. This Friday sees Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Terminator 5 is coming soon. But as Predestination recently proved, the smartest movies about time warps are often based on literary sources. So here are 10 time-travel books that would make bloody amazing movies.
Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of the best science fiction features scientists who solve problems and make breakthroughs. Here are 10 great novels that will inspire you with a new love of science.
Science fiction history is full of strange occurrences, and it's easy to imagine some wild alternate histories of the genre. And without some bolts from the blue, science fiction could have turned into something way less interesting. Here are 12 happy accidents that helped save science fiction.
Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another…
It’s not every author who could put together an entire book of Hugo and Nebula award-winning short stories, but Connie Willis can and does in her fantastic story collection, The Best of Connie Willis.
Yes, we don't care who you are. If you're not completely dead inside, like some freeze-dried husk, then there are certain moments from science fiction and fantasy that will make you break down. Here are 20 of the most tear-jerking moments from science fiction and fantasy stories. (Update: Added 5 more!)
July is ablaze with great stories. There's a ton of awesome books hitting the shelves this month, many of which make the greatest possible reads for your roadtrip to San Diego Comic-Con (or Worldcon.) Here are a dozen must-read books coming out this month!
It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that cineplex excitement alive when you're at home on the couch? With books! Here are 10 science fiction novels that pack more non-stop thrills than Fast & Furious 6. Really.
Any time you read a terrific science fiction or fantasy novel, you're witnessing a great victory. Every writer faces armies of doubts and difficulties. We're at WorldCon, where many of science fiction's greatest authors gather to share ideas and war stories. So we asked some of our favorite writers what their biggest…
Connie Willis has joined the illustrious company of Ursula K. LeGuin and Isaac Asimov — she's the author is the 2011 winner of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presents this honor annually for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy, at the…
The verdict is in, and we watched it happen. The World Fantasy Awards at yesterday's World Fantasy Convention in San Diego were a star-studded celebration of fantasy writers, publishers and readers. Connie Willis riffed and joked about her love of Starbucks and the TV show Primeval, Neil Gaiman talked about the…
The 2011 Hugo Award winners were just announced, and it's a good year for time-travel stories, including Connie Willis' Blackout/All Clear and Doctor Who's fifth season finale. Plus it's an excellent night for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Yesterday Locus magazine announced the 2011 Locus Award Winners. Here's the full list, and congrats to all the winners and nominees.
The Locus Awards announced their 2011 finalists, and the slate is pretty similar to the Hugo Awards finalists — except noticeably a bit less female-dominated. In particular, the "best novel" nominees are the same except that Mira Grant and N.K. Jemisin are replaced by William Gibson and Iain M. Banks. Here's the full…
We've been talking about Connie Willis's books Blackout and All Clear over at the io9 Book Club, and now Willis is going to drop in to answer your questions. Post them in comments below!
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. This month we read Connie Willis' linked novels, Blackout and All Clear. Jump into comments to get started talking about them!