10 Great Books You Didn't Know Were Science Fiction or Fantasy

These days, it seems like every other literary novel has speculative fiction ideas buried in it. This isn't a trend that suddenly burst out of nowhere — "literary" writers have been playing with fantastical notions forever. Here are 10 great literary books you didn't know were science fiction or fantasy. » 6/27/13 10:40am 6/27/13 10:40am

A haunting animation of Italo Calvino's tale of would-be lovers…

As we're learning more about the strange, explosive birth of Earth's moon, let's return to a more fanciful version of lunar history. This short film animates Italo Calvino's short story "The Distance of the Moon" about a love quadrangle involving two men, a woman, and the moon. » 10/20/12 9:30am 10/20/12 9:30am

Artist's mission is to depict all 55 of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities

Artist Colleen Corradi Brannigan has taken it upon herself to illustrate all fifty-five of the fantastical cityscapes described in Italo Calvino's 1972 novel Invisible Cities. She's not finished with this project, but she's pretty darn close at this point. As you can see from her above depiction of the migratory, clone … » 12/11/11 9:10am 12/11/11 9:10am