Essential Short Story Anthologies That Every Writer Should Read

Short stories are the lifeblood of science fiction and fantasy — novels get all the buzz and the parties, but short fiction is where the wildest ideas and coolest characters come out. And here are 15 or so anthologies that will show you just how superb science fiction and fantasy storytelling can get. » 5/20/14 3:11pm 5/20/14 3:11pm

R.I.P. Leo Dillon, Award-Winning Artist Who Brought Your Favorite Books…

Whether you know it or not, you've admired the work of Leo Dillon and his wife Diane, whose artworks adorned many of science fiction and fantasy's most famous books. Leo Dillon, who died of cancer the other day, was the first African American artist to win a Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration — and then… » 6/01/12 5:00pm 6/01/12 5:00pm

Harlan Ellison sues yet another science fiction movie for copyright…

Harlan Ellison famously sued James Cameron over The Terminator and won — and now he's going after Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's new film In Time. Ellison claims In Time is too similar to his story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman." And he's not just seeking a payout — he's trying to stop the October 28 release… » 9/15/11 1:30pm 9/15/11 1:30pm

Harlan Ellison, Samuel R. Delany receive lifetime achievement awards

Two of the field's most respected authors will receive recognition for the ways in which they transformed science fiction. Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison will receive, respectively, the 2010 and 2011 Eaton Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction from the University of California, Riverside. Ellison… » 7/22/10 9:30am 7/22/10 9:30am