The Fourteenth Goldfish Is A Children's Book You Can Argue About

The Fourteenth Goldfish is a rare children's book. It presents a message that plenty of people will disagree with - and argues that they should be free to disagree with it. Get ready to argue with your kids about what they're reading. » 9/01/14 2:30pm 9/01/14 2:30pm

Classic Science Fiction Novels, Reviewed by Nudists

There are tons of sites out there with reviews of science fiction books — but what if you want the nudist perspective? The site Yarns Without Threads has you (metaphorically) covered. » 3/01/12 11:56am 3/01/12 11:56am

The New York Times gets a new science fiction book review column

It's been a while since the New York Times Sunday Book Review had a regular science fiction book column. So it's great news that The Third Bear author (and io9 contributor) Jeff VanderMeer has launched a new, semi-regular book column called "Science Fiction Chronicle." The first outing covers a nicely diverse bunch of… » 9/09/10 9:00am 9/09/10 9:00am

"Lonely Werewolf Girl" is a bittersweet tale of friendship and werewolf…

Internecine politics, clan rivalries, and werewolf-posturing serve as the backdrop for World Fantasy Award winner Martin Millar's novel Lonely Werewolf Girl, a story about anxiety and the slow agony of making friends. » 7/21/10 2:00pm 7/21/10 2:00pm

The Complete Guide To Understanding SF Book Reviews

Publishers Weekly's Genreville blog is posting a hilarious set of tweets for would-be "lazy book critics," under the hashtag #lazycriticslexicon, and other writers and critics have joined in. If you've ever wanted to know what book critics are really saying when they call books esoteric or controversial, or you're… » 1/05/10 2:20pm 1/05/10 2:20pm

Why Is Space Opera Unsung?

The New Space Opera, a recent anthology edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, was supposed to testify to the resurgent vitality of the space-opera sub-genre. Instead, it showcases a new space-opera canon that's listless and cut off from the mainstream, argues reviewer Alan DeNiro in Rain Taxi. Find out why… » 4/08/08 12:00pm 4/08/08 12:00pm