Books You Just Want to Savor

I'm sure we've all been there. There are just some books that you want to savor, sipping them, because you don't want them to end. On the flip side, I've devoured books like a good meal in one sitting. Both types of books (when they are good) can leave you with an empty, sad feeling because they are over. Wanting more. » 8/16/14 7:22pm Saturday 7:22pm

Who's The Most Versatile Creator In Science Fiction And Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy are huge, diverse genres. They include a million different styles, tones and types of storytelling. And a few especially talented or adventurous individuals have managed to explore a lot of different approaches to science fiction and fantasy in their careers. But who's the most versatile… » 8/15/14 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 11 - 16

One of my favorite ways to consume short stories (besides toasting them lightly in the oven) is via podcast. I can listen to a story when reading is impossible or not advisable. I'm not brave enough to bring my Nook into the bath, but I love to hear a great voice talent spin the story out for me, the speaker safely… » 8/15/14 7:20am Friday 7:20am

Under The Dome Recap: Even A Dome Needs An Outlet Sometimes

What is Under The Dome, the TV show, about? I wonder this a lot. On the one hand, there's the ongoing political storyline about who's going to run the town of Chester's Mill. And then there's the mystical storyline involving dayglo eggs, resurrections, prophetic paintings, etc. Where do these storylines intersect? » 8/14/14 2:40pm Thursday 2:40pm

Who's Your Favorite Character Who Went To Insane Lengths For Revenge?

Some great science fiction and fantasy characters are motivated by love, or greed, or a thirst for justice... but a lot of the most unforgettable characters are motivated by a desire for vengeance. What's your favorite story about a character who paid a high price to punish those who had wronged him or her? » 8/14/14 2:00pm Thursday 2:00pm

George R.R. Martin Explains Why There's No Gay Sex In His Novels

One of the most noticeable differences between George R.R. Martin's books and the Game of Thrones television adaptation was the fact that the latter features fairly explicit homosexuality, especially between Loras and Renly. Talking to the Edinburgh Book Festival, Martin explained why he left that out of the books. » 8/12/14 4:00pm 8/12/14 4:00pm

Fool's Assassin Is A Triumphant Return To Robin Hobb's Farseer Realm

Any fan of high fantasy who has yet to read Robin Hobb is missing out. Fool's Assassin, which comes out today, returns readers to the world of the Farseers, where royal bastards may be trained to become assassins for the throne. And while the latest book isn't epic in scope, it's a reminder that there is room for… » 8/12/14 2:34pm 8/12/14 2:34pm