Alaya Dawn Johnson is here answering your questions from 1-2 PM PST

This month, the io9 Book Club read Alaya Dawn Johnson's incredible book The Summer Prince. Johnson will be here today, from 2-3 PM PST, to answer any questions you have about that novel, about her 1920s vampire novels, about YA fiction, or about fantasy and science fiction writing in general. » 5/10/13 12:12pm 5/10/13 12:12pm

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about The Summer Prince

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In April, we read The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! » 5/07/13 10:55am 5/07/13 10:55am

The Summer Prince takes us to a future Brazil with human sacrifice

Alaya Dawn Johnson’s The Summer Prince takes place in Palmeres Tres, a far-future Brazilian city ruled by women, where every five years a Summer King is elected to help rule for a year. Feted like a rock star, at the end of the year the Summer King selects a new Queen and is killed to guarantee his selection is… » 4/15/13 1:22pm 4/15/13 1:22pm

Celebrate the work of Octavia Butler — and win an e-reader packed with…

Want to help make the future of science fiction more diverse — and possibly win an e-book reader full of amazing writing by writers of color? Enter the Carl Brandon Society's drawing to support the Octavia Butler Memorial Scholarship fund. » 11/08/10 11:40am 11/08/10 11:40am