An Exclusive Look at Catherynne M. Valente's Next Fairyland Book

Catherynne M. Valente's "Fairyland" books have captured the imaginations of readers of all ages. And in case you've missed out, we've got the exclusive debut of a book trailer that explains the series. Plus here are the first two chapters of her brand new book, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in… » 9/09/13 10:57am 9/09/13 10:57am

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in October!

October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother » 10/02/12 3:54pm 10/02/12 3:54pm

Great SF authors share their biggest writing setbacks — and how they…

Any time you read a terrific science fiction or fantasy novel, you're witnessing a great victory. Every writer faces armies of doubts and difficulties. We're at WorldCon, where many of science fiction's greatest authors gather to share ideas and war stories. So we asked some of our favorite writers what their biggest… » 8/31/12 12:00pm 8/31/12 12:00pm

Help keep short fiction excellent, by supporting Electric Velocipede

Electric Velocipede, the Hugo Award-winning science fiction magazine, has gone online, so you can read all of its amazing stories for free. And now, editor/publisher John Klima is asking for some support, so the magazine can keep publishing for one more year and bringing you stories by such authors as Ken Liu and… » 8/30/12 7:20am 8/30/12 7:20am

Some of the Coolest Space War Stories You've Ever Seen

War and Space: Recent Combat, from editors Rich Horton and Sean Wallace is possibly one of the finest anthologies that I've ever come across. This anthology looks at the nature of war, and how it might impact our future civilizations in space. Fans of high-octane stories with lots of action might be let down by the… » 7/25/12 8:00am 7/25/12 8:00am

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad

Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language… » 6/21/12 3:23pm 6/21/12 3:23pm

Bordertown has never looked so lovely: Your first look at the Welcome…

We loved the anthology Welcome to Bordertown, featuring authors ranging from Neil Gaiman to Catherynne M. Valente revisiting the ground-breaking urban fantasy setting of the 1990s. And now we're stoked to bring you the first official look at the cover for the paperback edition, featuring a sultry elf and a brick wall… » 3/27/12 2:46pm 3/27/12 2:46pm

New anthology of genderqueer stories includes a story called…

This is the coolest thing we've seen all day: a new anthology called Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction is coming out in May, and editor Brit Mandelo just announced the table of contents. Not only does it include several of our favorite authors, but a few of the story titles are… » 12/08/11 12:30pm 12/08/11 12:30pm

Eastern Europe's Evil Granny Rules Two New Novels, "Deathless" and…

Vampires have stolen the spotlight from their Slavic folklore comrades far too long. Two new novels—Catherynne M. Valente's Deathless and Dubravka Ugersic's Baba Yaga Laid An Egg—ought to remedy that. Wildly divergent in their approaches to their fairy-tale source material, they've each forged something great. » 4/20/11 12:22pm 4/20/11 12:22pm