This Year's Most Mind-Expanding Book About Gender

The winner of the 2014 James Tiptree Jr. Award for science fiction and fantasy books that explore and expand notions of gender? It's Rupetta by N.A. Sulway, a novel about a 17th century cyborg. And the "honor list" for the award includes a must-read list of books that will challenge your gender preconceptions. » 2/17/14 8:12pm 2/17/14 8:12pm

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 2:01pm 7/30/12 2:01pm

Sarah Hall's Dystopian Fable Wins The Tiptree Award

Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army, the future dystopian novel I reviewed a while back, has won this year's James Tiptree Jr. Award. I was lucky enough to be on the jury for the Tiptree, which recognizes science fiction and fantasy stories that consider gender in a new and interesting way, and we were all blown away by… » 4/15/08 12:00pm 4/15/08 12:00pm