21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books. » 7/25/14 10:00am 7/25/14 10:00am

We Need A New Literary Movement With A Slightly Ludicrous Name

When I first obsessed about the idea of being a science-fiction writer, I was captivated by the Slipstream movement, which aimed to bust genre boundaries and shatter expectations. And reading about 1975's science fiction boom makes you realize how great the New Wave was. So maybe it's time for a new movement with a… » 5/08/14 1:27pm 5/08/14 1:27pm

In 1975, Newsweek Warned that Science Fiction Was Taking Over

These days, we're used to seeing articles about how science fiction has gone mainstream, or how the geeks rule the world. But back in 1975, this was still a relatively new idea — and it kind of terrified Newsweek Magazine. » 5/07/14 11:00am 5/07/14 11:00am

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? Forget television or movies: books are where the really off-kilter stories are told in speculative fiction. » 3/13/12 10:10am 3/13/12 10:10am

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

Will a Nine Inch Nails music video director tackle Samuel Delany's…

io9 received a tip that Eric A. Zimmerman, the director of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole," is looking to create a film based on Samuel Delany's novel Dhalgren, which is about a Midwestern city trapped inside a singularity. » 6/26/10 4:45pm 6/26/10 4:45pm

Samuel Delany's Dhalgren Becomes A Bizarre, Experimental Stage Play

It's a massive behemoth and possibly the closest thing you could imagine to an unfilmable novel. But starting tomorrow, New York City's The Kitchen is doing a stage play of Samuel R. Delany's challenging Dhalgren. Have they gone mad? » 3/31/10 9:30am 3/31/10 9:30am