The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards are here. It might have been the first year for Worldcon’s new rules, designed to curb voting slates that haunted previous years, but it didn’t change the actual results. That’s because, for the third year in a row, women dominated the awards—including another Best Novel win for…
It’s news that should come of no surprise to either people who saw Black Panther earlier this year or were aware of the conclusion of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’s run on Jessica Jones, but two beloved Marvel heroines are getting all-new comic series. And you can actually start reading one of them right…
Hugo-winning author Nnedi Okorafor wasn’t inspired to dive into science fiction after reading Jules Verne or Isaac Asimov—in fact, she largely avoided traditional scifi as a kid because she couldn’t relate to the stories, characters, and ethical quandaries. Rather, she said her inspiration came after visiting her…
Author Nnedi Okorafor is having a moment right now. In addition to working on a live-action adaptation of her novel Who Fears Death for HBO, contributing to Marvel’s ongoing Venomverse event, and publishing her twelfth book, Okorafor is also penning a new, series set in Wakanda, Black Panther: Long Live The King.
When news broke yesterday that HBO had optioned Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death as a television series and that George R. R. Martin was set to serve as an executive producer, more than a few eyebrows were raised for a couple of different reasons.
We’ve known for some time that Nnedi Okorafor’s World Fantasy Award-winning novel Who Fears Death was being adapted into a live action project, but the author took to her Facebook page this morning to share news about where we can eventually expect to see it.
Ten years ago, Hugo Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor was getting ready to publish her second novel. She was thrilled to share her latest work with the world, which envisioned an African country after an apocalypse, centered around a black protagonist. Then she saw her book’s cover.
io9 is thrilled to share the exclusive first excerpt from author Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti: Home, the sequel to her coming-of-age tale Binti, which won Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella this year. It picks up a year after the first story ended, and raises the stakes for its two main characters.
Earlier tonight, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America handed out the Nebula Award in Chicago, and this year women have swept one of science fiction’s biggest awards.
The UK’s Arthur C. Clarke Award just announced its six book finalists for 2016—and the result is a combination of books you might not expect, and books you probably haven’t read yet.
Tor.com has been publishing short fiction on its website for years, but now Tor’s online publisher is moving into books in a big way, with short novels. And we’ve got the first look at their four launch titles. Nnedi Okorafor goes into space! Paul Cornell writes witches! And more! Check out the covers and synopses…
The #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag and campaign have sparked some amazing conversations recently. There was a panel at BookCon (which Tor.com summarizes), a roundtable discussion at Book Smugglers, and a BEA Panel (which Cecilia Tan summarizes.) And one participant brings up an excellent question: Diverse from whose…
One of the most annoying fallacies about science fiction and fantasy books is that they're less connected to reality than "realistic" fiction. In fact, SF and fantasy authors draw on real experiences and facts all the time, as some of the top authors told Jeff VanderMeer.
It's the middle of summer — the time of year when wanderlust takes over our brains. You want to leave your home and your job and explore what the world has to offer. But here's the next best thing — 15 books that take place in science fiction and fantasy versions of the most fascinating places on Earth.
Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor's latest novel, is a swirling writhing cross section of life in Lagos, Nigeria as aliens make contact for the first time ever. It doesn't go smoothly — a fact which allows Okorafor to bring to life a fascinating view of Lagos in all its contradictions.
This month, a major fantasy series comes to its long-awaited conclusion. Anne Rice turns her attention to werewolves. Dan Simmons and Dave Eggers meet the Abominable Snowman and Facebook, respectively. Here are all the science fiction and fantasy books you must check out in October!
This is the first piece of concept art for the movie Who Fears Death, based on the award-winning science fiction novel by Nnedi Okorafor, about post-apocalyptic Africa.
What do April's books have in store for you? Naomi Novik's superhero high school, Frederik Pohl's volcanic terrorism plot, and two disturbing looks at a near-future post-apocalyptic world. Plus superpowered parents and the African Harry Potter!
Amazon has published its list of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year, and chances are you've got some catching up to do. There's a nice mix of books you've heard of and some you definitely haven't.
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.