Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

20 Science Fiction Moments That Will Make Absolutely Anyone Cry

Yes, we don't care who you are. If you're not completely dead inside, like some freeze-dried husk, then there are certain moments from science fiction and fantasy that will make you break down. Here are 20 of the most tear-jerking moments from science fiction and fantasy stories. (Update: Added 5 more!) » 8/07/13 10:00am 8/07/13 10:00am

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in July

July is ablaze with great stories. There's a ton of awesome books hitting the shelves this month, many of which make the greatest possible reads for your roadtrip to San Diego Comic-Con (or Worldcon.) Here are a dozen must-read books coming out this month! » 7/15/13 4:09pm 7/15/13 4:09pm

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that cineplex excitement alive when you're at home on the couch? With books! Here are 10 science fiction novels that pack more non-stop thrills than Fast & Furious 6. Really. » 5/21/13 10:00am 5/21/13 10:00am

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

All Hail Your 2011 Nebula Awards Grand Master: Connie Willis!

Connie Willis has joined the illustrious company of Ursula K. LeGuin and Isaac Asimov — she's the author is the 2011 winner of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presents this honor annually for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy, at the… » 1/18/12 7:50am 1/18/12 7:50am

The Best Fantasy Books and Stories of the Year, according to the World …

The verdict is in, and we watched it happen. The World Fantasy Awards at yesterday's World Fantasy Convention in San Diego were a star-studded celebration of fantasy writers, publishers and readers. Connie Willis riffed and joked about her love of Starbucks and the TV show Primeval, Neil Gaiman talked about the… » 10/31/11 3:39pm 10/31/11 3:39pm

Locus Award Finalists Announced

The Locus Awards announced their 2011 finalists, and the slate is pretty similar to the Hugo Awards finalists — except noticeably a bit less female-dominated. In particular, the "best novel" nominees are the same except that Mira Grant and N.K. Jemisin are replaced by William Gibson and Iain M. Banks. Here's the full… » 5/11/11 2:30pm 5/11/11 2:30pm

Book Club Reminder: Read Connie Willis' "Blackout" and "All Clear" for 1/25

We took a hiatus for the holidays, so we're doing a mega-read for late January: We'll be tackling Connie Willis' Blackout and All Clear (her two-book time travel novel). What is this io9 book club, you ask? » 1/12/11 2:40pm 1/12/11 2:40pm