12 Sequels That Completely Change How You View The Original Story

Most of the time, sequels are at best entertaining, and at worst an affront to the memory of the original. But once in a great while, a sequel comes along that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the original story. Here are 12 sequels that pull back and show you the bigger picture. » 7/31/14 10:00am 7/31/14 10:00am

Don't expect to figure out Gene Wolfe's new novel on a first reading

You sort of expect Gene Wolfe's new novel The Land Across to be a pomo magical realist-y novel, with tinges of Kafka. After all, it's about a man who travels to a fictional country only to be ensnared in bureaucracy and weird magic. But The Land Across is something far more difficult to explain. » 12/16/13 3:27pm 12/16/13 3:27pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in August!

Summer movie season is pretty much over — but books are just getting started. This month's books include bracing space opera, poignant magical realism, dark subversive futures, epic fantasy. And most of all, lots and lots of mind-blowing action. Here are all the books you can't afford to sleep on in August. » 8/01/13 1:36pm 8/01/13 1:36pm

Why Publishers Are Always Looking For The Next Old Man's War

Many of us have been reading science fiction for years, and we bring all of that weight of experience and knowledge to every new book we read. But to keep growing, science fiction has to reach readers who know nothing about the genre — so publishers need to find good "entry level" books, says Tor editor Patrick… » 5/24/13 11:30am 5/24/13 11:30am

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to… » 1/02/13 10:20am 1/02/13 10:20am

Gene Wolfe's Out of Print Classics Now Available as e-Books

Gene Wolfe was just named the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. But that's not the only excellent news — Tor Books is reissuing 19 of Wolfe's classic books, which were out of print, in e-book formats. Including The Urth of the New Sun. And Peace, which has a brand new afterword by Neil Gaiman. Details,… » 12/13/12 4:26pm 12/13/12 4:26pm

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