Andrew Sean Greer's new novel is a jolt of pure heartbreak

The last time Andrew Sean Greer tackled a protagonist with a unique relationship to time, we got the magical love story Confessions of Max Tivoli, the masterpiece Benjamin Button only wished it was. But his new book The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells substitutes grief for romance, and the results are achingly sad. » 7/12/13 5:27pm 7/12/13 5:27pm

"Kicking And Screaming For Science Fiction" Did No Good, On Publishers…

What do women authors and science-fiction writers have in common? A notable absence on Publishers Weekly's list of the ten best books of the year. PW apologized proactively for the omission, saying "We wanted the list to reflect what we thought were the top 10 books of the year with no other consideration....We… » 11/13/09 6:30am 11/13/09 6:30am

Where Do Scifi Fads In Mainstream Lit Come From?

Dale Peck and Tim Kring's alternate-history novel is just the latest in a long history of mainstream authors lifting ideas from science fiction. But what sci-fi concepts have been most in vogue with literary publishers — and when did those fads peak? We decided to look at the biggest novels by literary authors that… » 4/18/08 5:06pm 4/18/08 5:06pm