This Fall's Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

What do science fiction and fantasy books have in store for you this fall? There are new fantasy series by Tad Williams and Jacqueline Carey. A brand new Culture novel by Iain M. Banks. Collaborations between Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, and Larry Niven and Gregory Benford. A classic Gene Wolfe novel. A massive… »8/23/12 4:57pm8/23/12 4:57pm


io9 Book Club reminder: Meeting 11/29 to discuss Ekaterina Sedia's Heart of Iron

The io9 Book Club meets once per month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. In November, we're meeting on the 29th to discuss Ekaterina Sedia's Heart of Iron. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into comments for discussion! There's still time to read the book,… »11/16/11 6:33pm11/16/11 6:33pm

Were-Monkeys? Were-Fish? Were-Ferrets? New Anthology Is Open To Going Any-Were.

If you've got a fantastic story idea about a were-creature, now's your time to try your hand at it. Ekaterina Sedia, author of the fantastic Alchemy Of Stone and editor of a few anthologies including the werewolf-themed Running With The Pack, put out a call for submissions for a new anthology of were-creature stories.… »4/28/10 12:30pm4/28/10 12:30pm

io9 Talks to Ekaterina Sedia About Female Robots and Chemical Prejudice

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a haunting new novel from Ekaterina Sedia »8/04/08 8:01pm8/04/08 8:01pm called . It's the tale of a female robot named Mattie who works as a chemist on an alternate world where the industrial revolution is in full swing. Though the engineer who made Mattie has set her free, he refuses to give her the key…

A Living Doll Tries to Survive a Workers' Revolution in "The Alchemy of Stone"

With a face made of porcelain, a wind-up heart, and a talent for alchemy, Mattie is hardly a typical science fictional robot. While most novels about robots focus on how these humanoid machines are stronger and smarter than humans, Ekaterina Sedia's The Alchemy of Stone (in bookstores this month) explores the… »7/21/08 6:42pm7/21/08 6:42pm