Forget why fantasy matters. Why does realism matter?

Last week, as part of their month-long celebration of Ursula K. LeGuin's Wizard of Earthsea, Manhattan's Center for Fiction gathered four fantasists, including Naomi Novik and Lev Grossman, to explain why fantasy matters. » 10/15/11 1:00pm 10/15/11 1:00pm

10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Make Great Gifts

Give someone a whole new world for the holidays this year! Here are 10 recent science fiction books that'll make terrific gifts — each with a wildly different take on the genre, so there's something for everyone. » 12/03/10 11:52am 12/03/10 11:52am

Felix Gilman's Wild West is the cure for your genre blahs

Sick of predictable books that fill your subgenre bingo card with the same subgenre elements over and over? With The Half-Made World, Felix Gilman has blended elements from alternate history, Steampunk, Westerns, and epic fantasy to create something truly original. » 11/09/10 1:07pm 11/09/10 1:07pm

The 10 best SF/fantasy books of the year, according to

Amazon has published its list of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year, and chances are you've got some catching up to do. There's a nice mix of books you've heard of and some you definitely haven't. » 11/04/10 1:21pm 11/04/10 1:21pm

Time-Traveling Historians and Resurrected Concubines in October's books!

October brings several long-awaited treats to your bookshelf, including a new Culture novel, the sequel to Connie Willis' Blackout, and Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth. Plus spying Victorian streetwalkers and Miles Vorkosigan! Here are the October releases you can't skip. » 10/05/10 11:43am 10/05/10 11:43am

"Gears of the City" Wanders a Fantastical, Godless Urban Landscape

M. John Harrison's Viriconium has inspired a fantasy tradition of strange, shifting cities, and his influence pervades the first two Ararat novels by Felix Gilman, tales of internecine warfare in a vast urban landscape. » 2/20/09 10:30am 2/20/09 10:30am

GEARS OF THE CITY by Felix Gilman

Following his acclaimed novel, Thunderer, Felix Gilman returns to the once-great city of Ararat: a magical landscape where time is meaningless, reality precarious, and the citizens are ghosts in the shadows of the unreachable Mountain. » 12/16/08 1:00pm 12/16/08 1:00pm