10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to… » 1/02/13 10:20am 1/02/13 10:20am

Read a new Cugel the Clever story, written by Kage Baker!

Cugel the Clever is one of the great archetypal figures in SF literature, the vain trickster in Jack Vance's post-apocalyptic Dying Earth stories. Kage Baker wrote a new Cugel story for a Dying Earth anthology, and it's up at Tor.com. » 11/24/10 1:00pm 11/24/10 1:00pm

Time-Traveling Historians and Resurrected Concubines in October's books!

October brings several long-awaited treats to your bookshelf, including a new Culture novel, the sequel to Connie Willis' Blackout, and Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth. Plus spying Victorian streetwalkers and Miles Vorkosigan! Here are the October releases you can't skip. » 10/05/10 11:43am 10/05/10 11:43am

The ultimate guide to October's science fiction awesomeness!

October is a science fiction thrill ride, and here's your survival manual. The io9 calendar for October includes the returns of Caprica and Sanctuary, the launch of The Walking Dead, and Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel. Plus conventions galore! » 9/29/10 1:00pm 9/29/10 1:00pm

Strange cities and weird ordeals in 2010's World Fantasy Award nominees

If you're looking for some awesome tales of the fantastic to check out in the last days of summer, then the 2010 World Fantasy Award's shortlist has arrived just in time. There are stories of bizarre cities and harrowing adventures. Here's the complete list, via Locus: » 8/24/10 5:59pm 8/24/10 5:59pm

We can't wait to go to Mars next April

A new anthology of Mars stories, coming from Viking next April, includes just about everybody you'd want to see in its table of contents. Kim Stanley Robinson, Kage Baker, Alastair Reynolds, and more. And the cover looks stunning. » 7/12/10 6:20am 7/12/10 6:20am

This Year's Nebula Winners: Bacigalupi, Baker And Foster!

Steampunk made its mark on the Nebula Awards this year, with the best novel award going to Paolo Bacigalupi's Windup Girl and the best novella going to Kage Baker's Women Of Nell Gwynne's. Full results below. » 5/16/10 12:38pm 5/16/10 12:38pm

2009's Best SF Novelists: Kage Baker, Nancy Kress, Cherie Priest,…

Locus Magazine announced the finalists for its reader-selected Locus Awards — and the five best science fiction novels of 2009 include three female authors. The winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, and tickets are still available. Here are the finalists: » 4/19/10 3:21pm 4/19/10 3:21pm

io9 Book Club Meeting Is In Session: Kage Baker's "Sky Coyote"

In the seventeenth century, immortal cyborgs try to rescue the New World from Europeans. This week we'll be discussing the book Sky Coyote, by Kage Baker, in io9's book club meeting. Going on right now in comments! » 3/30/10 7:20am 3/30/10 7:20am

Reminder: io9 Book Club Meeting Next Week

Next week, we'll be meeting here to discuss our March book club pick, Kage Baker's Sky Coyote. This is a book set in her "Company" universe, featuring immortal, time-traveling cyborg historians. » 3/23/10 11:46am 3/23/10 11:46am

Kage Baker Hospitalized, Please Send Your Cards And Best Wishes

All our best wishes are going out to Kage Baker, the author of the Company series of novels. She's been hospitalized with uterine cancer, and is undergoing treatment, but it's already metastized to her brain. Click the link for details about where you can send cards and letters. [Tribe.net] » 1/18/10 1:07pm 1/18/10 1:07pm

In Which Some Steampunk Novels are Discussed

Goggles, gaslights and gears, oh my! Steampunk is a steadily growing subgenre of speculative fiction. We review four current and forthcoming books that have been affixed with that label... in an elegant copperplate hand, naturally. » 8/12/09 10:59am 8/12/09 10:59am

Steampunk Brothel Spies And Million-Year Quests, In June Books

Whether you want a fun beach read or a sweeping philosophical epic, June's books have you covered. You can encounter witches in Toronto and killer courtesans, or you can delve into America's dismal future, or Alastair Reynolds' eon-spanning colonization saga. » 6/26/09 3:00pm 6/26/09 3:00pm

The Brits Win the Space Race in "Empress of Mars"

In the closing years of the 23rd Century, the British Arean Company, a private corporation, establishes first human colony on Mars. How do the Brits get there first? Find out in Kage Baker's new novel. » 5/13/09 2:43pm 5/13/09 2:43pm

Secrets Of Great Characters, According To 6 Science Fiction Authors

Click to view » 10/31/08 1:55pm 10/31/08 1:55pmAmazing stories need great characters. And when you're writing a story set in a futuristic or fantastical world, it's more important than ever for readers to be able to relate to your characters. It's also harder than ever, because your characters' lives and experiences will be totally different than your…

Awesome Free Stuff On The Internet

In The Garden Of Iden, Kage Baker's fantastic novel about time-traveling cyborgs who work for the 24th century Company, is available as a free download. Five-year-old Mendoza is about to be tortured to death as a Jew in the Spanish Inquisition, when she's rescued by the Company and turned into a time-traveling… » 6/18/08 12:11pm 6/18/08 12:11pm

Why Is Space Opera Unsung?

The New Space Opera, a recent anthology edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, was supposed to testify to the resurgent vitality of the space-opera sub-genre. Instead, it showcases a new space-opera canon that's listless and cut off from the mainstream, argues reviewer Alan DeNiro in Rain Taxi. Find out why… » 4/08/08 12:00pm 4/08/08 12:00pm