Jeff VanderMeer's Next Book Will Explore The Strange History Of SF

Jeff VanderMeer's done a couple of big nonfiction books about genre storytelling lately: Wonderbook and The Steampunk User's Manual. But his next project sounds like the most ambitious yet. Space Oddities & Super Freaks: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy sounds like it could be a mind-warping read. » 12/04/14 2:50pm 12/04/14 2:50pm

My novel about a mad scientist and a witch is becoming a real book!

When a young mad scientist meets a witch in junior high school, they form an unusual bond — even though he's building a supercomputer and she's talking to animals. That's what happens in my novel All the Birds in the Sky, which Tor Books has just agreed to publish next year. I am way over the moon about this! » 3/11/14 1:50pm 3/11/14 1:50pm

At Long Last, a Full-Length Novel from Award-Winning Writer Ken Liu

We've marveled at Ken Liu's short fiction — especially "Paper Menagerie," the story that won an astonishing three major awards. But also a number of other great tales. Now at last, he's sold a novel — the first in a brand new fantasy series featuring gods, politics and war. We've got the exclusive announcement! » 11/25/13 4:01pm 11/25/13 4:01pm

You've never seen the Wizard of Oz like this before

There are a lot of new takes on L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz coming up, including Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful, and a new animated film featuring Patrick Stewart and Lea Michele. But the most unique takes might come from a new anthology, edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen. Oz Reimagined: New Tales… » 10/22/12 6:30am 10/22/12 6:30am

Seanan McGuire Branching Out into Medical Thrillers About Parasites…

She's tackled urban fantasy with the October Daye novels and zombies with the Newsflesh books, and cryptozoologists with the Incryptid books. And now Seanan McGuire, aka Mira Grant, is moving into the medical thriller genre. The good news is, it sounds like she's got a really fresh spin on the "medical science gone… » 4/05/12 4:30pm 4/05/12 4:30pm

Greet our new robot overlords with an anthology co-edited by Daniel H.…

Still need more hints about surviving that inevitable robot uprising? Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson is here to help — he is putting out an anthology called Robot Uprisings, full of short stories that illustrate just what it'll take to remain in one piece after our robot overlords have taken over. His co-editor… » 3/14/12 2:36pm 3/14/12 2:36pm

Young Adult Novels That Aren't The Same Old Dystopias

Angry Robot Books just announced its young adult imprint, Strange Chemistry, last November — but they're already off to a thrilling start. The first three Strange Chemistry titles have been announced, and they're nothing like the usual rash of paranormal love triangles and Hunger Games-inspired dystopias we've been… » 1/30/12 12:20pm 1/30/12 12:20pm

H.P. Lovecraft's leading scholar prepares his ultimate look at the…

There have been biographies of H.P. Lovecraft before, including Michel Houellebecq's Against the World, Against Life. But the most complete and fascinating look at the creator of Cthulhu may be yet to come. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft, just sold his… » 12/08/11 11:44am 12/08/11 11:44am

New Christian inspirational novel pitched as "Gone With The Wind Meets …

What if Confederates, fleeing after the Civil War, ran to the shores of Brazil, and encountered... something? We were intrigued when a new novel trilogy sold to Christian publisher Barbour Books in a "nice deal," and it was pitched as "Gone With The Wind meets Lost." Does somebody say "Frankly, my dear Smoke Monster,… » 10/07/11 8:30am 10/07/11 8:30am

New book will illuminate the endless wonders of fake science for you

The latest Tumblr to get a book deal is Fake Science, the site "for when the facts are too confusing." "Senior Fake Scientist" Phil Edwards will turn his amazing site into Fake Science 101, a textbook for Adams Media. The blurb at Publishers Marketplace describes the book as "a humorous tour of all the subjects you… » 3/29/11 12:00pm 3/29/11 12:00pm