The great science fiction magazine Strange Horizons is having its annual fundraising drive, and to help raise money, Kelly Link has written them a brand new story. One which will only be released if Strange Horizons raises at least $17,000. And we’ve got an exclusive excerpt!
Most people have marveled at the fiction of Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman at some point. But it's often hard to describe what makes both their work so terrifically great. Over in Barnes & Noble's The Speculator, writer Paul Di Filippo really pinpoints why they are both so indispensible.
It's been an eternity since we had a book of Kelly Link stories for adults. And Get in Trouble is somewhat different than I was expecting. Less dreamlike and strange than I remember her work being, more snarky and comedic, with lots of pop culture humor. But it's also some of her darkest, most indelible stories.
2015 is already off to a crazy start, as far as science fiction and fantasy books are concerned. And your to-read pile is about to get much bigger. February brings new Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Claire North and Joe Abercrombie. Plus tons more. Here are 23 books you can't afford to miss in February!
Remember Slipstream? It was a huge catchphrase among science fiction authors and readers back in the 1990s, denoting strange works of fiction that blend realism and fantastical elements. And now, thanks to authors like Kelly Link and David Mitchell, it may finally be going mainstream, a new Wall Street Journal article…
Science fiction and fantasy books are full of amazing female characters, who live on in your mind after you finish reading. And now, a new pin-up calendar celebrates some of the greatest heroines — like this Cory Doctorow-inspired image. Check out more below!
Is the publishing industry trying to kill us all? There are so many must-read books coming in February that you may not have time to sleep, or socialize, or possibly go to your job to afford more books. This month's haul includes Kelly Link and Peter Beagle writing superhero tales, Neal Asher's brand new dystopian…
Looks like it's only been something like six hours since the Humble Bundle of "name your own price" e-books was rolled out, and already some $224,000 has been spent, some of which will go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The authors in the bundle include…
Last week, as part of their month-long celebration of Ursula K. LeGuin's Wizard of Earthsea, Manhattan's Center for Fiction gathered four fantasists, including Naomi Novik and Lev Grossman, to explain why fantasy matters.
If you're lucky enough to be in New York, then October is going to be a brilliant month for you — the Center for Fiction is putting on a whole month of science fiction and fantasy discussions, in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. It's all part of "The Big Read," a month-long program focusing on a…
Kelly Link's latest short story sneaks up on you — at first you think it's just a concentrated dose of weirdness, a jarring head-trip like being suspended by your ankles over the ocean. But then her strange world-building starts to make sense, and you think the whole thing is becoming a demented thought experiment.
Want to write something that's both weird and gorgeous? That pushes the boundaries of storytelling and includes moving, relatable characters? Then you should read the masters of this odd not-quite-genre.
In an era where small publishers are struggling and take fewer chances, Small Beer Press is a marvel, putting out strange stories that other publishers rejected. In a new article, Small Beer's Kelly Link and Jedediah Berry explain their philosophy.
Kelly Link has carved out a unique place at the intersection of magic realism and literary fantasy. Her short stories leave many questions unanswered, but stick in your mind for weeks afterwards. Now she explains where her ideas come from.
Genre publishing has taken some hard hits in recent years — but a slew of independent publishers is still out there, charting the unknown regions of book publishing and keeping your reading lists weird. Here are our favorite indy presses.
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet impressarios Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have signed up to publish a new anthology of young-adult steampunk stories, featuring well-known authors, comics creators and YA authors. We asked Grant why people — especially young people — are so fascinated with steampunk.
October 2 was a red-letter day for anyone who reads. After all, it's not every day that a high-quality, groundbreaking SF publisher offers up a totally affordable package of their entire collection — but on Thursday, Small Beer Press announced that they are doing just that. And their purpose isn't just to clean out…