Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awards Snafu

This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So here are eight books that can help you understand the Hugo mess. » 6/30/15 10:05am 6/30/15 10:05am

Here's how artificial intelligence might really see the world

I've heard it said that one of the important functions of science fiction is to comment on the implications of new technology and what it might do to society. But sometimes you run up against a science fictional technology that has really obviously staggering implications — and yet the work doesn't seem to… » 10/21/13 4:37pm 10/21/13 4:37pm

Ancillary Justice is the mind-blowing space opera you've been needing

First-time novelist Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice is a tale of war crimes whose astropolitical scope is stunning. It's a military thriller, a mystery, and a very complicated love story about sentient starships and hive minds in an alien civilization that looks a lot like something out of Earth's history. » 9/30/13 3:43pm 9/30/13 3:43pm