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

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 3:00pm8/31/12 3:00pm

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 6/26 to discuss Jo Walton's Among Others

The io9 Book Club meets every month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. This month, we're reading Jo Walton's Nebula-winning novel Among Others (we reviewed the book here). We'll meet June 26th to discuss the book. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into… »6/20/12 6:02pm6/20/12 6:02pm

Another Mistake that Authors of Alternate History Fall Into

Yesterday, we asked a bunch of our favorite alternate history authors to list the biggest mistakes that they see other writers making in creating new historical timelines. One author who didn't get back to us by our deadline was Jo Walton, author of Farthing and several other great books. We just heard from her, and… »2/15/12 4:44pm2/15/12 4:44pm