Summer is almost here, and that means one thing: Escape! Everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, humans will be fleeing their buildings and shedding their protective outer garments, even as the sun grows hotter and more intense. But for some of us, simply fleeing to large bodies of water isn't enough — we need to escape … »
There's a long and proud tradition in science fiction of fire-breathing takedowns of book awards. A few years ago, it was Adam Roberts, launching a stinging critique of the Hugo shortlist.
Congratulations to Genevieve Valentine, who won the 2012 William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for her novel Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti. This award celebrates the best debut fantasy novel published in the previous year, and the runners up were Erin Morgenstern for The Night Circus, Téa Obreht for The Tiger's … »
The five books chosen for the 2009 Hugo Awards shortlist are largely mediocre, insists up-and-coming author Adam Roberts. But the interesting part isn't his critiques of Gaiman, Doctorow, Stross, and Scalzi, it's his ideas of what make a great novel. »
Right after I got done reading the A.I. anthology We Think Therefore We Are
A new anthology gives some hints at the cutting edge of storytelling about artificial intelligences. We Think Therefore We Are, just out from Daw, includes a number of brilliant concepts amidst mostly lukewarm writing. »