A New Day at F&SF Charles Coleman Finlay became editor of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, after guest-editing a couple of issues over the past year. He's the ninth editor of the magazine since 1949, and his tenure begins with the March-April issue. » 1/15/15 2:45pm 1/15/15 2:45pm

The Real Reason Readers Might Love a Book that You Find Fatally Flawed

Apocalypse Ocean author Tobias Buckell has a great blog post about the problem with book bloggers and reviewers who've read too much of a single genre, to the point where they see nothing but cliches and flaws. Including this amazing quote about remembering why readers actually love books, which is making the rounds… » 5/06/13 12:22pm 5/06/13 12:22pm

12 science fiction and fantasy novels and stories that are uniquely…

For many of us, it's still Independence Day weekend, and we're still grilling hamburgers and celebrating our country's freedoms. To commemorate the occasion, John T. Ottinger looks at a dozen science fiction books and stories that are uniquely American. » 7/05/10 1:00pm 7/05/10 1:00pm

Final Hugo Awards Ballot Full Of Writing, Publishing Goodness

The list of Hugo Award finalists, announced yesterday, is a bit less mystifying than the Nebula finalists, which came out a while back - especially in the novel category. All five of the novel finalists are books we enjoyed, and would be delighted to see win. Meanwhile, it's good to see Charles Coleman Finlay's "The… » 3/20/09 9:30am 3/20/09 9:30am

Post-Apocalyptic Bake Sales And A Pornographic Multiverse, In February…

The latest Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction features stories from two of their most interesting contributors. And they're serving up political, trippy and unsettling tales. » 1/26/09 2:27pm 1/26/09 2:27pm

Terraforming A Barren Planet — With Your Bare Hands

Once again, the best thing in the current Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is a very political novella about spying during wartime. Like Robert Reed's "Five Thrillers," which we praised a few months ago, "The Political Prisoner" by Charles Coleman Finlay features spies, political turmoil and genetically altered… » 7/21/08 11:40am 7/21/08 11:40am