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io9 Book Club reminder: Meeting 10/30 to discuss Carolyn Ives Gilman's …

The io9 Book Club meets every month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. This month, we're reading Carolyn Ives Gilman's fantasy epic Isles of the Forsaken (we reviewed it here). We'll meet October 30 to discuss the book. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into… » 10/26/12 5:11pm 10/26/12 5:11pm

Now this is how you write a fantasy novel about the British Empire

We're still living in the shadow of the British Empire, at least as far as a lot of science fiction and fantasy novels go. From Steampunk reimaginings of British explorers to magical versions of nineteenth century England, the sun pretty much never sets on books about the British Empire. But it's rare to see a book… » 8/27/12 4:34pm 8/27/12 4:34pm

An art colony in Montana that's haunted by aliens

Lightspeed recently republished a classic story by Carolyn Ives Gilman, "Frost Painting," about a mysterious art colony in Montana that the locals say is inhabited by aliens — or maybe humans who have become alien. It's also the tragic, wistful story of an art critic who falls in love with an artist whose greatest… » 6/17/11 2:41pm 6/17/11 2:41pm