Kazuo Ishiguro Has a Brilliant Response to People Who Think Genre Fiction Doesn’t Matter

If a primary task of fiction is to explore the human experience—who we are and what we mean to each other—then the fantastic and unreal must surely be key elements in that exploration. But plenty of people still claim that fantasy and other genres are less “real” than purely mimetic fiction. And Kazuo Ishiguro has the…

10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break

Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen — as long as the author can make it seem plausible, and as long as it’s part of a good story. But that doesn’t mean there are no rules. If anything, the fact that these genres are so wide open mean that there are tons of rules out there, some…

Will we ever get to see any of Junot DĂ­az's unfinished science fiction novels?

You probably knew that literary superstar Junot Díaz is a big fan of science fiction and fantasy, but did you know he's written a couple of science fiction novels that never saw the light of day? Talking to Geeks' Guide to the Galaxy, Díaz explains that he wrote a far-future novel in the vein of Gene Wolfe, called …