All The April Science Fiction and Books That Will Rock Your Universe!

April is the coolest month — at least, judging from the stacks of astonishing science fiction and fantasy books being published right about now. There's tons of space opera, alternate history, crazy apocalypses, and much more. Here are 20 novels you can't afford to miss out on in April! » 4/08/14 12:56pm 4/08/14 12:56pm

An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Christopher Priest's Next Mind-Bending Novel

He brought us The Prestige and The Separation — but Christopher Priest isn't done beguiling us. Priest's new novel The Adjacent includes stage magicians, weird physics, near-future super-weapons and tons more. And we've got an exclusive preview chapter! » 4/03/14 12:20pm 4/03/14 12:20pm

British science fiction book awards lurch towards gender parity

The past few years, there's been a running dialogue in the U.K. over the fact that major awards, like the BSFA Awards and the Clarke Awards, tend to feature way more male authors on their shortlists. This year, both awards are trying to address that in different ways. » 1/29/14 3:28pm 1/29/14 3:28pm

The second funniest superhero comic of the 1990s is back... but will it…

The funniest superhero comic of the 1990s was probably 1963, the period spoof created by Alan Moore and a host of co-conspirators. But for my money the second funniest was the buddy comedy Quantum and Woody, which deconstructed race alongside superhero tropes. And now, it's back. » 3/26/13 11:29am 3/26/13 11:29am

Can Marvel really make a big-screen Black Panther movie?

Besides the inevitable Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Avengers sequels, what movies is Marvel working on now? A new rumor claims that our favorite Wakandan chieftain, Black Panther, could be starring in his own big-screen venture very soon. » 6/05/12 4:55pm 6/05/12 4:55pm

The Prestige author Christopher Priest calls out the Clarke Awards

There's a long and proud tradition in science fiction of fire-breathing takedowns of book awards. A few years ago, it was Adam Roberts, launching a stinging critique of the Hugo shortlist. And now, The Prestige author Christopher Priest has crafted a particularly scorching rebuke to the Clarke Awards shortlist, one… » 3/29/12 11:20am 3/29/12 11:20am

Best British SF Books, and Best Debut Fantasy Novel, Announced

Congratulations to Genevieve Valentine, who won the 2012 William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for her novel Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti. This award celebrates the best debut fantasy novel published in the previous year, and the runners up were Erin Morgenstern for The Night Circus, Téa Obreht for The… » 1/24/12 2:30pm 1/24/12 2:30pm

10 Classic SF and Fantasy Books That Were Originally Considered Failures

Some of science fiction/fantasy's classic books failed to win over readers at first. And the publishers of some of SF's most beloved works were convinced they had a disaster on their hands. Here are 10 masterpieces that were deemed failures. » 7/05/11 10:00am 7/05/11 10:00am

10 classic SF books that were originally considered failures

Some of science fiction/fantasy's classic books failed to win over readers at first. And the publishers of some of SF's most beloved works were convinced they had a disaster on their hands. Here are 10 masterpieces that were deemed failures. » 10/13/10 2:19pm 10/13/10 2:19pm

Your Personality Is Being Rewritten On The Fly

Terri Schiavo was "the first celebrity posthuman," but posthumanism is coming for all of us, according to a group of science fiction writers who met to discuss the future of identity and media. » 3/26/09 11:42am 3/26/09 11:42am

Hard Science Fiction Isn't About Science After All

I've always thought the term "hard science fiction" referred to stories or novels where the science was important to the story, and which strove for absolute scientific and technical accuracy. But now it turns out I was wrong, and actually "hard SF" refers to stories about personal growth, along the lines of the… » 5/06/08 11:05am 5/06/08 11:05am