All The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Miss In December

December is a really light month for new science fiction and fantasy books, but there's still some really great stuff out there. Including a new Deryni novel by Katherine Kurtz, a dwarf detective novel, and a Jay Lake collaboration. Here are the most essential books published in December. » 12/02/14 2:11pm 12/02/14 2:11pm

R.I.P. Jay Lake, Irreplaceable Science Fiction And Fantasy Author

The first time I met Jay Lake, he was greeting people at a convention party in a Hawaiian shirt and joking, "That's right. I'm Cancer Guy." Lake was willing to joke about his identity as cancer survivor, while also inspiring others. But his identity as a writer and editor of groundbreaking SF was even more important. » 6/01/14 2:15pm 6/01/14 2:15pm

Sequence an award-winning science fiction writer's genome, while Neil…

Author Jay Lake, the winner the Campbell Award and numerous other honors, is undergoing his fourth round of chemotherapy right now — and you can help him fight his cancer. Some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors have donated "acts of whimsy," to raise money to sequence Jay Lake's genome and possibly… » 1/10/13 12:24pm 1/10/13 12:24pm

One of last year's coolest anthologies gets a sequel

Metatropolis thrilled us with its near-future shared world and its daring take on urban decay and reinvention. So we're psyched that a second volume is coming out — focusing exclusively on one of the most memorable settings in the first book, the reborn Pacific Northwest known as Cascadia. Edited by Jay Lake, whose… » 10/06/10 2:30pm 10/06/10 2:30pm

Metatropolis Story of Decaying Cities, Read by Saul Tigh

Instead of reading about the stock market this afternoon, divert yourself by listening to some near-future tales of the ecopocalypse instead. The first story from John Scalzi's new audiobook anthology Metatropolis is online for free, and it sounds fantastic. Written by Jay "Mainspring" Lake and read by Michael "Saul… » 10/17/08 11:20am 10/17/08 11:20am

In Recent Scifi, Intelligent Design Is Truth

Click to view » 8/27/08 4:37pm 8/27/08 4:37pm A new crop of science fiction novels focus on what it would mean if Intelligent Design turned out to be the truth. Jay Lake's is a perfect example, as is Walter Jon Williams' — both are novels about people in clockwork worlds designed by some kind of higher power associated with spiritual realms. Other…

New Stories by Tobias Buckell and Jay Lake, Free Online

Yesterday we told you about a great new anthology edited by John Joseph Adams called Seeds of Change » 8/14/08 1:31pm 8/14/08 1:31pm, and today we have a nice treat for your brain. Adams has posted some of the stories from the anthology online for you. Most awesome is one called by Tobias Buckell — it's about Pepper, one of the characters in his .…

Make Friends With The Ultimate Weirdness

The New Weird, the awesome new anthology edited by io9 contributors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, has its own MySpace Page. That means you can make friends with a whole literary movement, which focuses on urban settings and visceral, disturbing imagery borrowed from horror. The anthology follows the genesis of the New… » 3/26/08 12:00pm 3/26/08 12:00pm