Fabulous New Illustrations for a Steampunk Homage to Jules Verne

Mahendra Singh is an illustrator best known for work that is meticulously researched, intelligent to the point of phosphorescence and executed with obsessive craftsmanship. It should go without saying, then, that his illustrations for steampunk Jules Verne tribute 20 Trillion Leagues Under the Sea are nothing short of… » 4/26/14 5:40pm 4/26/14 5:40pm

Your Summer Beach Reading List for 2012

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… » 4/25/12 4:11pm 4/25/12 4:11pm

The Prestige author Christopher Priest calls out the Clarke Awards

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. And now, The Prestige author Christopher Priest has crafted a particularly scorching rebuke to the Clarke Awards shortlist, one… » 3/29/12 11:20am 3/29/12 11:20am

Best British SF Books, and Best Debut Fantasy Novel, Announced

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… » 1/24/12 2:30pm 1/24/12 2:30pm

Discover The King Of High-Concept Science Fiction Storytelling

Right after I got done reading the A.I. anthology We Think Therefore We Are, and appreciating Adam Roberts' Garden-Of-Eden story "Adam Robots" as one of the collection's most thought-provoking stories, Pyr Books' Lou Anders posted a rundown of all of Roberts' novels and an explanation of why he deserves more literary… » 2/05/09 11:39am 2/05/09 11:39am