The Simple Technology That Could Make Heinlein's Classic Novel Into A…

At 220,000 words, Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land is one of the most famous doorstoppers in science-fiction history. (There's an edited version, which loses about 60,000 words.) Now a biologist has explained it could be much shorter. » 7/29/09 10:45am 7/29/09 10:45am

7 Reasons Why Scifi Book Series Outstay Their Welcomes

Click to viewWhy do so many amazing novels sprawl into so-so trilogies? Let alone blah tetralogies, or dull ten-book series? Blame "Herbert's Syndrome," in which a great writer gets tempted to keep writing about a popular universe, like Frank Herbert's Dune, long after its expiration date. (The Fantasy Review coined… » 5/14/08 4:30pm 5/14/08 4:30pm