Selina Kyle is a Brilliantly Complex Character When She's Not Catwoman

When Catwoman #35 kicked off a new story arc for Selina Kyle—written by frequent io9 contributor Genevieve Valentine—many fans bristled at the thought of taking Selina Kyle and placing her as role of a mob boss. But not only does it work, it turns Selina, and eventually Catwoman, into one of DC’s best current… »7/31/15 5:10pm7/31/15 5:10pm

Global Politics Are A Deadly Game In Genevieve Valentine's Persona

In Genevieve’ Valentine’s novel Persona, international politics are a sort of game played on an international level: diplomats are carefully chosen for their charisma, and follow a detailed script. When a C-level diplomat, Suyana Sapaki is almost killed, she finds herself involved in a desperate chase for survival. »7/05/15 6:31pm7/05/15 6:31pm

First Details On DC’s Klarion The Witch Boy Comic And All-New Catwoman

There's a shake-up coming to the DC universe. io9 can exclusively reveal that Catwoman writer Ann Nocenti will helm a new comic starring Klarion the Witch Boy in October — while author/io9's own Genevieve Valentine takes over Catwoman! We were able to talk to both writers about their series and what's in store. »7/08/14 11:20am7/08/14 11:20am

The Best of January's Short Stories (That You Can Read For Free Online)

Short stories have always been the lifeblood of the science fiction and fantasy genres, even though novels get the lion's share of the attention. There are hundreds of great stories published every year — and a large portion of them are available for free online — but many people only read the shorts in one of the… »2/01/13 1:20pm2/01/13 1:20pm

We don't talk about the woman with no arms in the woods

The latest issue of Apex Magazine is out, and it includes Genevieve Valentine's fantastic story "Armless Maidens of the American West." Valentine's story takes place in a small town, with a diner and a golf course... and a mysterious woman with no arms, out in the woods. Valentine shows us how the presence of the… »8/09/12 1:09pm8/09/12 1:09pm

Best British SF Books, and Best Debut Fantasy Novel, Announced

Congratulations to Genevieve Valentine, who won the 2012 William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for her novel Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti. This award celebrates the best debut fantasy novel published in the previous year, and the runners up were Erin Morgenstern for The Night Circus, Téa Obreht for The… »1/24/12 5:30pm1/24/12 5:30pm