At last the Encyclopedia of Fantasy is free and searchable online!

Whether you've got a question about the literary history of the fantasy genre, or just want to know when a particular Godzilla movie was released, Encyclopedia of Fantasy will be there for you. Written by John Clute and John Grant, it's a compendium of information far more detailed and knowledgeable than what you'll… » 11/26/12 1:53pm 11/26/12 1:53pm

Best British SF Books, and Best Debut Fantasy Novel, Announced

Congratulations to Genevieve Valentine, who won the 2012 William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for her novel Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti. This award celebrates the best debut fantasy novel published in the previous year, and the runners up were Erin Morgenstern for The Night Circus, Téa Obreht for The Tiger's … » 1/24/12 2:30pm 1/24/12 2:30pm

Hard Science Fiction Isn't About Science After All

I've always thought the term "hard science fiction" referred to stories or novels where the science was important to the story, and which strove for absolute scientific and technical accuracy. But now it turns out I was wrong, and actually "hard SF" refers to stories about personal growth, along the lines of the Hero's… » 5/06/08 11:05am 5/06/08 11:05am