An Exclusive Glimpse Of Jim Butcher's Next Book, Aeronaut's Windlass!

For 15 years, Jim Butcher has been keeping us guessing with his twisty urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files. But now, he's changing gears and launching a Horatio Hornblower-esque new series, The Cinder Spires. Check out the cover of the first book, The Aeronaut's Windlass, and an excerpt, exclusively at io9! » 3/03/15 8:00am 3/03/15 8:00am

Read A Great Apocalyptic Story That's Already Been Proved Wrong!

The Apocalypse Triptych covers a lot of apocalyptic scenarios in three books. But Jake Kerr has the unusual distinction of A) writing about a really cool asteroid impact scenario B) hinging his storyline on a future scenario that we already know won't happen. Read Kerr's essay about being wrong, and then read the… » 2/27/15 4:00pm 2/27/15 4:00pm

Introducing Jews Vs. Zombies And Jews Vs. Aliens, Two Very Strange Books

The chosen people are going where they've never gone before. Two new anthologies, Jews Vs. Zombiesand Jews Vs. Aliens, feature an all-star group of writers, explaining just what happens when Judaism confronts the unimaginable. To celebrate, we've got an exclusive excerpt: A brand new story by Naomi Alderman! » 2/24/15 10:20am 2/24/15 10:20am

Read An Exclusive Excerpt From Joe Abercrombie's Half The World

In Joe Abercrombie's spellbinding Half a King, Yarvi gets raised to a throne, only to be cast down into slavery and exile. But what's Yarvi up to in the sequel, Half the World? Find out, in our excerpt from the new book, on sale Feb. 17. » 2/10/15 11:00am 2/10/15 11:00am

Read An Exclusive Chapter Of Catherynne M. Valente's New Fairyland Book!

Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy. » 1/26/15 10:43am 1/26/15 10:43am

Scott McCloud's Graphic Novel The Sculptor Is Amazing. See For Yourself!

Scott McCloud is a legend in comics, both for his series like Zot! and for his books like Understanding Comics. And now, his long-awaited graphic novel, The Sculptor, comes out on Feb. 3. We've got some exclusive preview pages — you're going to want to click the little magnifying glass to enlarge these. » 1/26/15 8:30am 1/26/15 8:30am

Exclusive Holly Black Excerpt Reveals Why Changelings Are Always Hungry

A new Holly Black book is always cause for raucous celebration. And today sees the publication of her book The Darkest Part of the Forest, about a haunted forest, a boy in a glass coffin, and a monster that sounds like a woman weeping. And we've got an exclusive excerpt for you, right here! » 1/13/15 11:30am 1/13/15 11:30am

Find Out How Spademan Gets In Over His Head In The Shovel Ready Sequel

In Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready, we met Spademan, an assassin in a toxic New York who takes out the trash, if the price is right. In Sterbergh's dystopian future, the rich hide out in a virtual-reality paradise, the Limn, while everyone else is trapped in Hell. Here's a first look at the sequel, Near Enemy. » 1/12/15 2:43pm 1/12/15 2:43pm

How Much Money Would an Earth-Like Exoplanet Really Be Worth to Us?

The prospect of finding another planet like Earth is exciting from the perspective of exploration — and our future as a species. But let's consider the bottom line. What would such a discovery really be worth for us in terms of money? Astronomy journalist Lee Billings breaks it down for you. » 12/23/14 2:00pm 12/23/14 2:00pm

Listen to an Excerpt from Brandon Sanderson's Legion: Skin Deep

Stephen Leeds, the man with a thousand (superpowered) personalities, is back in this sequel to Brandon Sanderson's novel Legion. Now he's up against new bad guys — and has a creepy new mystery to solve. You can listen to an excerpt now! » 11/20/14 10:18am 11/20/14 10:18am

Read A Totally Addictive Excerpt From The New YA Novel Stranger

Lately, the best young-adult novels have felt like perfect action-adventure stories, with characters who run from danger... into even greater danger. Case in point: Here's the first chapter of Stranger by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown, which hits the ground running, and just keeps getting more exciting. » 11/13/14 9:30am 11/13/14 9:30am

The True Story of the Computer Worm that Took Down a Nuclear Facility

The Stuxnet worm was the first known example of a digital weapon developed by the U.S. government — and it actually worked. Discovered in 2010, it had already destroyed several nuclear centrifuges in Iran. Now, veteran computer security reporter Kim Zetter has an action-packed book about it. We've got an excerpt. » 11/07/14 2:36pm 11/07/14 2:36pm

Here Is What Real Online Civil Disobedience Looks Like

Internet politics aren't just about trolling and doxxing. In new book The Coming Swarm, internet researcher Molly Sauter takes us into the secret history of civil disobedience online, and reveals a world where people fight for justice, without hashtags or personal glory. These activists do it because they believe in… » 11/04/14 12:55pm 11/04/14 12:55pm

Harry Potter's Dragons And Other Beasts, As You've Never Seen Them

A new book collects some of the most breathtaking concept art we've seen in ages of dragons and other magnificent creatures, from the Harry Potter movies. And we're lucky enough to bring you an exclusive sneak peek. » 10/29/14 4:00pm 10/29/14 4:00pm

Read Our Exclusive Excerpt from Gail Carriger's Waistcoats & Weaponry

Gail Carriger has been burning up the bestseller lists with her Finishing School series, and now you can read an exciting excerpt from book three, Waistcoats & Weaponry. Warning: Bladed fans ahead! » 10/22/14 1:30pm 10/22/14 1:30pm

These Star Wars Propaganda Posters Make Us Want To Join The Empire

Star Wars' Rebel Alliance may have had justice on its side, but the Empire had some of the coolest-looking ships and designs overall. And now, a new book called Star Wars: Imperial Handbook includes some great-looking Imperial propaganda. We've got an exclusive sneak peek. » 10/13/14 4:00pm 10/13/14 4:00pm

New Comic About 17th Century Slave Trade Brings a Samurai to Mexico

Cimarronin is about silver, sword-fighting and slavery in 17th-century Mexico. The comic grew out of an all-star collaboration between scifi writers Neal Stephenson and Mark Teppo, science writer Charles C. Mann (1491), and artist Robert Sammelin. We've got a sumptuous preview. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm

Warning: These Adventure Time Art Books Are The Ultimate Time Sink!

There's so much beautiful weirdness packed into every 11-minute episode of Adventure Time, it's hard to appreciate it all. Which is where two new books come in. Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo and The Title Cards give you a closer look at the show's creativity. We've got some never-seen artwork from both books. » 9/30/14 4:00pm 9/30/14 4:00pm

The Real-Life Letter Of Apology Written By The Salem Witch Trial Jury

It's almost October, which means Halloween is just around the corner — the witching hour to end all witching hours is almost upon us. But about the real-life stories of witches who were burned and celebrated? A new book, The Penguin Book of Witches, provides actual documents. And we've got a doozy of an excerpt. » 9/30/14 10:50am 9/30/14 10:50am

An Amazing Excerpt from Ancillary Sword, Sequel to Ancillary Justice

This year Ann Leckie's debut novel Ancillary Justice swept the science fiction awards, taking home Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel. Now the sequel, Ancillary Sword, is about to hit bookstores, and we've got an exclusive excerpt for you! » 9/25/14 11:00am 9/25/14 11:00am