This Is One Of The Best Months Ever For Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

No kidding. This month is just crushingly incredible, when it comes to new science fiction and fantasy books. Including a new William Gibson, Ann Leckie's Ancillary sequel, Gillian Anderson's science fiction novel, Ann Rice's new Lestat book, new Chuck Palahniuk, and so much more. Here are 27 must-read titles. » 10/01/14 1:29pm 10/01/14 1:29pm

​David Weber's best-selling Honor Harrington series comes to comics!

Honor Harrington: Officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy of the 401st century, tactical genius, and star of 13 best-selling scifi/military books by David Weber. Now Honor comes to conquer comics with help from Image and Top Cow. (Read our exclusive interview with Weber.) But Honor's tale isn't the only scifi epic in… » 3/04/14 4:40pm 3/04/14 4:40pm

The Legendary Honor Harrington's New Adventure: Movies, Comics and More

Honor Harrington is one of the all-time great heroes of military science fiction. The star of over a dozen novels by David Weber, she's inspired a real-life army of fans who belong to the Royal Manticoran Navy. And now she's coming to comics, games and eventually movies, from Evergreen Studios. We talked to Weber plus… » 2/25/14 8:00am 2/25/14 8:00am

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 Great Stories About Epic Power Struggles

By Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders. This weekend sees the return of Game of Thrones, and once again we'll be watching the nobles of Westeros slaughtering and betraying each other. But George R.R. Martin isn't the only terrific author to capture the huge sweep of battles over power and glory. Here are 10… » 3/29/13 10:00am 3/29/13 10:00am

The Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in…

September's science fiction and fantasy novels are packed with excitement and cool new ideas. Learn how to survive the slow apocalypse and how to prepare for the Singularity! There's space opera, cosmic action, and dark, dirty fantasy. » 9/05/12 8:00am 9/05/12 8:00am

September Books bring vampires, faeries, airships, and hackers!

What does September have in store for you? A new Neal Stephenson novel! Not one, but two new releases from Cherie Priest! Plus faeries, vampires, digital revolutionaries, and a college in outer space. Here are all the new releases your bookshelf needs this month. » 9/06/11 7:00am 9/06/11 7:00am

"Out of the Dark" is a fun alien invasion tale that doesn't make an…

Out of the Dark, David Weber's new tale of alien invasion and human resistance, is a lot of fun, but it's no instant classic. » 10/17/10 9:00am 10/17/10 9:00am

September Books Offer Time Travel, Vampires, and Viral Marketing

September is upon us, bringing new novels from William Gibson, Guillermo del Toro and Cherie Priest. Plus: postmodern time travel, zombie relationship tips, and the ultimate smackdown between vampires and alien invaders! » 9/01/10 12:48pm 9/01/10 12:48pm

Epic Space Heroes Who Gave A Better Apology Than Tiger

Did Tiger Woods' public apology leave you unsatisfied? Maybe the sports legend should have borrowed a bit from Lt. Commander Worf, the Tenth Doctor and other great apologizers from science fiction. » 2/19/10 6:30pm 2/19/10 6:30pm

The Most Badass Female Space Pilots Of All Time

Some of the hottest hot-shot pilots in space opera are women. It's a longstanding tradition in science fiction to show women taking the controls of starships, space fighters and star-cruisers, and here are our favorite badass female cockpit jockeys. » 7/10/09 3:13pm 7/10/09 3:13pm

Preview of Cool New Novel "By Schism Rent Asunder," Free Online

I am excited about David Weber's new space opera By Schism Rent Asunder, despite its slightly silly name. The novel comes out today, and luckily you can preview this tale of a renegade planet of innovators fighting a galaxy-spanning Church for free online before you pick up a copy at your local bookstore. The sequel… » 7/22/08 9:30am 7/22/08 9:30am

The Grimly Grim Hallmark Of Awfully Bad Writing

Classic science fiction novels have many annoying writing tics that make it hard to enjoy them, but the word "grimly" has always seemed the worst. People are always speaking grimly, or staring grimly, or even smiling grimly. Of all the adverbs that attach themselves, like alien facehuggers, to science fiction prose,… » 6/06/08 4:30pm 6/06/08 4:30pm