Grandmaster of Science Fiction: Theodore Sturgeon

"He understood real people, not just science fiction characters," says science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg of legendary author Theodore Sturgeon. Regarded as one of the godfathers of contemporary science fiction and dark fantasy, Sturgeon's stories are considered classics of speculative fiction, and have… » 8/23/13 6:32pm 8/23/13 6:32pm

Philip K. Dick Festival Comes to San Francisco with Headliner Jonathan…

This September 22-23, you can mingle with Philip K. Dick fans and friends at the annual Philip K. Dick Festival at San Francisco State University. Jonathan Lethem is the guest of honor, and other guests include Dick's former editor Marc Haefele as well as Dick-influenced cultural critic/visionary Erik Davis.… » 7/24/12 2:20pm 7/24/12 2:20pm

New literary journal aims to blur the lines between literary fiction…

If you love both literary fiction and "genre" fiction, and want to be able to read inventive new takes on both things, then you'll welcome a new literary annual called Unstuck that aims to blur the lines. » 11/14/11 2:30pm 11/14/11 2:30pm

Jonathan Lethem psychoanalyzes They Live's Ghouls

Just who are these weird people that you see when you put on the mysterious sunglasses in They Live? What do they want? More importantly, what do they mean? Novelist Jonathan Lethem investigates, in three excerpts from his new book analyzing They Live. » 2/21/11 2:14pm 2/21/11 2:14pm

David Cronenberg to direct black hole love story As She Climbed Across…

What happens when the one you love is in love with a black hole? Body horror legend David Cronenberg's is about to find out, as he's adapting Jonathan Lethem's love story As She Climbed Across the Table. » 6/23/10 7:00am 6/23/10 7:00am

Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels Of All Time

China Miéville's detective story The City And The City is well on its way to being the award-winningest novel of the year. But it's not the only great novel about science fiction/fantasy sleuths. Here are 10 other SF detective classics. » 4/29/10 12:15pm 4/29/10 12:15pm

Jonathan Lethem's Future Noir Classic Could Get The "Bad Lieutenant"…

Jonathan Lethem's science fiction/noir Gun With Occasional Music has been optioned by the producers of the surprisingly good Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans. Can they do justice to this Philip K. Dick-meets-Raymond Chandler story? [THR] » 12/04/09 4:20pm 12/04/09 4:20pm

Jonathan Lethem's Crazy Friendship With Philip K. Dick

Literary scifi nerd Jonathan Lethem, author of Fortress of Solitude, has just published an essay about his lifelong relationship with the work of Philip K. Dick. It's wistful and weird, and now it's also available for free on his website. » 9/30/09 8:30am 9/30/09 8:30am

How Do You Get Science Fiction To Have "Book Club Lit"?

One of the frustrating things about science fiction is that everyone's seen the year's biggest movies: Even films like Transformers 2, which most people seemed to dislike. But how many books are there that everyone you know has read? » 9/11/09 8:40am 9/11/09 8:40am

Why Jonathan Lethem Keeps Coming Back To Philip K. Dick

Motherless Brooklyn author Jonathan Lethem started his career channeling Philip K. Dick, and now Lethem is returning to Dick's orbit. Lethem is editing a collection of four Dick novels, and says his new novel is his most Dickian in years. » 8/12/09 11:23am 8/12/09 11:23am

Discover Science Fiction's Answer To Portnoy's Complaint

Why is Robert Silverberg's Dying Inside not spoken of in the same breath as Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, or John Updike's Rabbit Run? » 4/21/09 10:45am 4/21/09 10:45am

A League Of Amazing Superhero Fiction, Online

Can't wait for Watchmen? Spend your afternoon reading superhero stories online. The Free SF Reader updated its homepage, and there's a whole "superhero" section, including stories by Paul Di Filippo, Jonathan Lethem and Kelly Link. » 3/03/09 10:09am 3/03/09 10:09am

Jonathan Lethem Returns To Science Fiction, With A Gorgeous Downer Of A…

Jonathan Lethem has a haunting new story of astronauts stranded on a space station in this week's New Yorker » 11/12/08 3:20pm 11/12/08 3:20pm. "Lostronaut" is a depressingly bleak, yet beautiful, story told in the form of an astronaut's letters home to a loved one. It's the most science fictional thing I've seen from Lethem in ages, and also one of…

Thomas Disch's Tragic Love Poems Live On

The book-focused scifi gathering Readercon starts on Thursday, and includes guests of honor Jonathan Lethem and James Patrick Kelly. It also includes the first public showing of the late Thomas Disch reading his poem sequence "Winter Journey," which he wrote after the death of his partner Charles Naylor. Based on… » 7/14/08 1:40pm 7/14/08 1:40pm

Must Read: Omega the Unknown

Must-read comics are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-read is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Omega The UnknownDate: 2005 (reprinting material from 1976 - 1977)

Vitals: The essential 70s and existential incomplete… » 10/24/07 12:14pm 10/24/07 12:14pm