Science Fiction Authors Who Could be Hollywood's Next Philip K. Dick

When Hollywood wants a futuristic, paranoid thriller where nothing is what it seems, the studios reach for the work of one man. This week, Philip K. Dick continues his reign as Hollywood's idea spigot, with a remake of Total Recall. More PKD films are in the works, and there's no shortage of material out there. »7/30/12 5:01pm7/30/12 5:01pm

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad

Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language… »6/21/12 6:23pm6/21/12 6:23pm

How does 1Q84 stack up to Haruki Murakami's classic novels?

For the past few months, everywhere I go in San Francisco, I see young people in cool outfits all reading the same book: Haruki Murakami's long-awaited 1Q84. Not long ago, I was in a café where three out of the dozen patrons all had identical hardcovers, with the same blank stare gazing upwards from their dense pages. »3/22/12 12:00pm3/22/12 12:00pm

Transplanted cities and post-apocalyptic weirdness: a book description so strange, we had to ask the author about it

Someone builds a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound. A mysterious organization plots to use humanity's brightest minds to shape the future. And in the distant future, humanity rebuilds after the apocalypse. Ryan Boudinot's next novel sounds trippily awesome. »8/11/10 5:00pm8/11/10 5:00pm

Science Fiction Novelists Reveal Their Daily Writing Routines

Isaac Asimov awoke each morning 6 AM and worked well into the night, sometimes churning out entire books in a matter of days. Kingsley Amis’ writing binges were fueled by nicotine, alcohol, and numerous cups of tea, while surrealist Haruki Murakami claims to work himself into a routine-induced trance. Take a gander at… »12/10/08 11:30am12/10/08 11:30am

We're Living In The Dark Place Beyond Reality, Says Murakami

The master of frantic surrealism, Haruki Murakami, joins the chorus of authors saying that we're living in a science fictional era now. The Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World »10/29/08 4:05pm10/29/08 4:05pm author told the San Francisco Chronicle, "We are living in the future now, in a kind of science fiction — 9/11 itself was kind of…