What will a future look like with an inhabited moon? That’s the focus of Ian McDonald’s latest novel, Luna: New Moon, and we recently had the chance to chat with him about how the story developed.
Science Fiction authors have made the Moon a popular destination for centuries now: our closest celestial neighbor is home to hundreds of stories. Ian McDonald’s latest novel, Luna: New Moon, is probably one of the best set there.
This has been a really great year for science fiction, fantasy and horror books, taking us to fabulous worlds and opening our minds to new ideas and brilliant new characters. Here’s our list of the most amazing books we read this year.
MIT’s Technology Review has a bit of a secret: just about every year, they put together a science fiction edition titled Twelve Tomorrows. It’s one of the best collections of short science fiction out there, and you can now preorder the upcoming issue.
Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Ian McDonald’s forthcoming novel, Luna: New Moon, has been optioned for television. It joins the growing bookshelf of books that have been picked up to be developed into a television show, and it looks like a fantastic candidate.
If a computer could pair you up with a perfect mate, would you want its advice? If an artificial intelligence could train you to woo the partner of your dreams, would you seek its wisdom? What if technologies were better at finding and attracting the object of your ideal romance than you were? What if they already are?
Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language…
In August, the io9 Book Club read Ian McDonald's The Dervish House. Now McDonald is coming to answer your questions about the book on Monday, August 29.
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In August we read Ian McDonald's novel The Dervish House. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!
Here's your weekend book deal: Pyr Books is making ebooks of Ian McDonald's Hugo-nominated novel The Dervish House available for $1.99 for a limited time. Snap this one up, because (spoilers!) it's going to be io9's August book club pick. Grab it cheap at Amazon.
Now that science fiction and fantasy are accounting for a bigger share of young adult titles, it's only natural that SF publishers would want to move into publishing YA themselves. Pyr Books will publish some titles aimed at younger readers.
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…
Warp Films has just bought the rights to Ian McDonald's Hugo-nominated novel The Dervish House. Though often these kinds of deals don't lead to anything - several of Charles Stross' novels, for example, have been optioned and never been adapted. But Warp Films executive producer Peter Carlson seems pretty serious. In…
Ian McDonald's River of Gods imagines a future, high-tech version of India — so it's not surprising that Indian movie-makers are interested in putting it on film. Jai Khanna, an executive with Los Angeles production company Brillstein Partners, tells Bollyspice that a River of Gods movie is "on the fast track."…
A new anthology of Mars stories, coming from Viking next April, includes just about everybody you'd want to see in its table of contents. Kim Stanley Robinson, Kage Baker, Alastair Reynolds, and more. And the cover looks stunning.
Summer is the most escapist time of year, with vacations and long voyages. And no escapist jaunt is complete without a visit to other worlds. Here are the best science fiction and fantasy books for this summer's beach reading.
We've officially entered the lazy days of summer. So spice up your weekend with a vicarious apocalypse, or venture to near-future Turkey with Ian McDonald. Here are the coolest new books of July.
At long last available stateside, Ian McDonald's Ares Express is a phantasmagoria of nuclear locomotives and wild Martian awesomeness. It's a definite must-read.
April's new science fiction books take you on a trip across a transformed Mars, and to the heart of a British battle against mutant Nazi orphans. Also, a couple of steampunk adventures jostle for a space in your to-be-read pile.
Cyberabad Days, a new story collection by Ian McDonald, takes us deep into the world of a twenty-second-century India that's riven by water wars, blooming with glittering, high-tech cities, and shaped by ancient tradition.