Words to live by: advice from 34 science fiction/fantasy authors

Great science fiction and fantasy novels don't just expose us to other worlds and alternate timelines — they expand our minds and give us compass to steer by. Here are our favorite bits of advice and maxims from SF books. » 7/22/10 8:30am 7/22/10 8:30am

Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels Of All Time

China Miéville's detective story The City And The City is well on its way to being the award-winningest novel of the year. But it's not the only great novel about science fiction/fantasy sleuths. Here are 10 other SF detective classics. » 4/29/10 12:15pm 4/29/10 12:15pm

23rd Century Muslim Cyborgs in "Budayeen Nights"

"Blade Runner meets Casablanca written by Nelson Algren" would be the Hollywood pitch for Budayeen Nights, a collection of stories by the late George Alec Effinger. But there's much more to these hard-boiled, lemon-scented tales. » 2/27/09 9:00am 2/27/09 9:00am