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How Ex Machina's Director Wants To Film VanderMeer's Crazy Annihilation

Ex Machina rocked our world with its story of artificial intelligence and messed-up dynamics. And its director, Alex Garland, is in line to direct the movie of Jeff VanderMeer’s acclaimed book Annihilation next. Is that really going to happen? How do you pull that off? We asked him. » 7/14/15 11:30am 7/14/15 11:30am

The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Everyone’s Talking About In June

Looking for some awesome beach reads? Science fiction and fantasy have you covered. There’s a new Shannara book, a brand new Laurell K. Hamilton, and an Alistair Reynolds novella. Plus Scalzi’s next Old Man’s War book, and Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s Long Utopia. Here are all the books you can’t miss in June! » 6/05/15 2:23pm 6/05/15 2:23pm

A Classic Novel By The Strugatsky Brothers Is Out In English At Last

Most of us know Boris and Arkady Strugatsky from their novel Roadside Picnic — but their fantastic output was much greater than that. And now at last, there's an English-language edition of their trippy book The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, translated by Josh Billings with an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer. » 3/24/15 6:01pm 3/24/15 6:01pm

The Rise Of Slipstream: "The Audience Is Weirder Than It Used To Be"

Remember Slipstream? It was a huge catchphrase among science fiction authors and readers back in the 1990s, denoting strange works of fiction that blend realism and fantastical elements. And now, thanks to authors like Kelly Link and David Mitchell, it may finally be going mainstream, a new Wall Street Journal article » 2/04/15 1:43pm 2/04/15 1:43pm

These Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Make Absolutely Perfect Gifts

As Emily Dickinson famously said, there is nothing as frigging awesome as a book. And there's no better present than a cool-looking book, that can adorn someone's coffee table but also provide hours of mind-expanding entertainment. Here are 23 science fiction book gifts your friends will love. » 12/11/14 12:00pm 12/11/14 12:00pm

Jeff VanderMeer's Next Book Will Explore The Strange History Of SF

Jeff VanderMeer's done a couple of big nonfiction books about genre storytelling lately: Wonderbook and The Steampunk User's Manual. But his next project sounds like the most ambitious yet. Space Oddities & Super Freaks: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy sounds like it could be a mind-warping read. » 12/04/14 2:50pm 12/04/14 2:50pm

In Jeff Vandermeer's Authority, Even the Desk Jobs are Weird

Authority, the gripping second installment in Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy, has a very different vibe than its predecessor, Annihilation. Where Annihilation took an expedition deep into the mysterious Area X, Authority shows us the bureaucratic apparatus aimed at studying it. And everything we know is… » 7/30/14 4:05pm 7/30/14 4:05pm

Finally, a novel about weird science that's genuinely weird

Jeff VanderMeer's new novel Annihilation lures you in with a seriously intriguing mystery, then leaves you filled with incredible, delicious dread. It's the tale of an ill-fated scientific expedition to piece of coastline that has developed strange new physical properties that defy explanation. And it will make you… » 2/24/14 1:35pm 2/24/14 1:35pm

Read the mesmerizing first chapter of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation

Legendary weird fiction writer and editor Jeff VanderMeer is back with a new trilogy, The Southern Reach, and the first novel came out last week. Called Annihilation, it's a fascinating, poetic tale of a mysterious organization that's sent a mission to explore "Area X," a chunk of Earth that has been warped into an… » 2/11/14 1:20pm 2/11/14 1:20pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in February!

It's a frozen nightmare outside. Nothing but snowblindness and navigational hazards for miles in all directions. So it's a perfect time to escape into a book. Luckily, we've got 20 amazing science fiction and fantasy books coming out in February — here's your required reading list for the month! » 2/03/14 12:55pm 2/03/14 12:55pm