Crowdfund fan films to continue the stories of Star Trek and Fray

One team of fan filmmakers is looking to continue the original Star Trek series' five-year mission, while another team wants to bring Joss Whedon's Fray to vampire-slaying life. Plus, the creator of Billy & Mandy has a new post-apocalyptic project in the works, and an upcoming anthology promises to bring military… »10/27/13 3:00pm10/27/13 3:00pm

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in 2013

This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Plus brand new books from Austin Grossman, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Priest, Diana Gabaldon, Robert J. Sawyer, Joe… »1/09/13 5:40pm1/09/13 5:40pm

The Finishing School on the Airship, Where They Teach Young Ladies to Kill

Gail Carriger has won a huge following for her Parasol Protectorate novels — and now she's venturing into young adult fiction, with the highly amusing Finishing School series. Check out an exclusive excerpt from the first book, Etiquette & Espionage, in which young Sophronia learns that her finishing school is… »1/03/13 7:23pm1/03/13 7:23pm

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 1/8 to Discuss Gail Carriger's Soulless

The io9 Book Club meets every month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. This month, we're reading Gail Carriger's Soulless, the first book in her popular Parasol Protectorate series. The fifth book, Timeless, came out this year — but we figured it would be best to start with the first… »12/19/12 3:20pm12/19/12 3:20pm

2009's Best SF Novelists: Kage Baker, Nancy Kress, Cherie Priest, Robert Charles Wilson And Kim Stanley Robinson

Locus Magazine announced the finalists for its reader-selected Locus Awards — and the five best science fiction novels of 2009 include three female authors. The winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, and tickets are still available. Here are the finalists: »4/19/10 6:21pm4/19/10 6:21pm

The Future Of Short Fiction Publishing: Pay Per Story?

The iPad and other devices may have revolutionized the short story publishing market, judging from a new announcement by Orbit Books. The genre publisher, whose authors include Iain M. Banks and Gail Carriger, is going to start publishing its authors's short fiction electronically — but Orbit's not going the Tor… »4/15/10 8:00pm4/15/10 8:00pm