Digital Rapture Is Mind-Expanding Science Fiction At Its Finest

Science fiction is the literature of ideas, and therefore of possibility. After all, we human beings live on a small rock spinning throughspace at a breakneck speed, in a galaxy doing the same, in an unfathomably sized universe made of up dark matter we can't even detect. It's mind-boggling to think about, but science… » 7/07/14 4:14pm 7/07/14 4:14pm

This wistful astronaut story will seriously mess you up

Now that the Hugo Awards have recognized the greatness of Clarkesworld Magazine, it's time to celebrate — with a fantastic story by James Patrick Kelly. "The Promise of Space" is a tear-jerking story about a woman visiting her astronaut husband in the hospital — and talking to the A.I. that now speaks for him. » 9/03/13 11:20am 9/03/13 11:20am

Great SF authors share their biggest writing setbacks — and how they…

Any time you read a terrific science fiction or fantasy novel, you're witnessing a great victory. Every writer faces armies of doubts and difficulties. We're at WorldCon, where many of science fiction's greatest authors gather to share ideas and war stories. So we asked some of our favorite writers what their biggest… » 8/31/12 12:00pm 8/31/12 12:00pm

The Best Collaborative Novels in Science Fiction

Collaborative novels are often frowned upon — literary types consider them the stuff of movie tie-ins or ghostwriters. But why exactly should that be? When you have one exceptional mind, why not double or even triple your pleasure and/or fun? The tighter-knit circle of SF masters hasn't embraced working together en… » 10/09/08 2:40pm 10/09/08 2:40pm