A Great Video That Reminds Us Short Fiction is SF's Life Blood

It's national short story month — and to celebrate, here are acclaimed writers Elizabeth Hand and Timothy Zahn, plus editor Ellen Datlow, to explain why short fiction keeps science fiction awesome. Zahn's description of the role of editors in shaping his early work is particularly lovely. » 5/03/13 11:40am 5/03/13 11:40am

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

November's books are bursting with excitement! There's futuristic pulp fiction, swashbuckling excitement, reimagined fairytales... and the return of Miles Vorkosigan. Wild adventures and amazing cleverness await, and you don't want to miss out on all the conversations the cool people will be having about these shiny… » 11/13/12 2:21pm 11/13/12 2:21pm

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 1:57pm 8/23/12 1:57pm

The Most Fantastical Cities On Earth, As Chosen By Ursula K. Le Guin…

Their books take you to strange cities from other planets, alternate histories and mythical realms. But what real-life cities inspire Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, Nalo Hopkinson and China Miéville? The SharedWorlds project found out, with fascinating results. » 6/17/09 12:00pm 6/17/09 12:00pm

Joyce Carol Oates And Jeff Vandermeer, Together At Last

Back in 2002, superstar literary journal Conjunctions redefined the intersection of science fiction and lit with its "New Wave Fabulists" issue. Now they're trying to do the same for urban fantasy. » 5/19/09 1:30pm 5/19/09 1:30pm