Robot Separatists: The Best Stories About A.I.s Leaving Humanity Behind

When we finally create artificial intelligences and supersmart robots, everybody expects the very next thing they'll try and do is wipe out humanity. Right? Maybe not. Some artificial creations just want to be left alone, to do their own thing. Here's our semi-complete list of stories about robot separatists. » 10/01/13 2:34pm 10/01/13 2:34pm

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

Amazing fiction mag Strange Horizons is this month's worthiest cause

Every month, you're asked to contribute to tons of worthy causes and crowdfunding projects. But this month's most worthy call for crowdfunding support isn't a new project — it's the longest running non-profit science fiction magazine on the Web, Strange Horizons, which is having its annual fundraising drive. If you… » 9/19/13 11:20am 9/19/13 11:20am

How to Turn Real Science Into Great Science Fiction

Science fiction is the literature of discovery — and there are tons of great ways to come up with stories worth telling. But a lot of the most compelling stories are based on actual cutting-edge science. But how do you turn real science into science fiction? To find out, we asked hard SF writers and scientists. » 9/18/13 11:03am 9/18/13 11:03am

All The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in September!

September's bookshelves strain under the weight of so much awesome. There are long-awaited sequels by Stephen King and Margaret Atwood. New Alastair Reynolds and Kim Stanley Robinson! Plus much, much more. Here are all the books you absolutely should not sleep on in September! » 9/10/13 1:40pm 9/10/13 1:40pm

Alastair Reynolds takes on Doctor Who, and the result is quite strange

Hard to believe, but yes — Alastair Reynolds, author of Revelation Space and House of Suns, has written a Doctor Who novel. And it's really quite good. Harvest of Time starts out feeling like a straight-up tribute to the early 1970s era of Jon Pertwee, but slowly develops into something a good deal stranger. » 7/02/13 1:51pm 7/02/13 1:51pm

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in…

November's books are bursting with excitement! There's futuristic pulp fiction, swashbuckling excitement, reimagined fairytales... and the return of Miles Vorkosigan. Wild adventures and amazing cleverness await, and you don't want to miss out on all the conversations the cool people will be having about these shiny… » 11/13/12 2:21pm 11/13/12 2:21pm

It's up to you to keep short fiction righteous on the internet

Two of the internet's coolest fiction magazines need your support right now. Strange Horizons is having its annual fund drive, with tons of prizes for donors — but the main prize is satisfaction that you're helping to support one of the most important magazines in the field, whose unpaid staff works tirelessly to keep… » 10/18/12 1:39pm 10/18/12 1:39pm

Some of the Coolest Space War Stories You've Ever Seen

War and Space: Recent Combat, from editors Rich Horton and Sean Wallace is possibly one of the finest anthologies that I've ever come across. This anthology looks at the nature of war, and how it might impact our future civilizations in space. Fans of high-octane stories with lots of action might be let down by the… » 7/25/12 8:00am 7/25/12 8:00am

Get caught up on the Sidewise nominees for best alternate history…

The finalists for the 2009 Sidewise Awards, honoring the best in alternate history, have been announced. And just in case the version of you in this universe hasn't already read the novel and five short stories, here's your primer. » 6/08/10 2:15pm 6/08/10 2:15pm