io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 3/5 to discuss Karen Lord's The Best of…

This month the io9 Book Club is reading Karen Lord's new novel, The Best of All Possible Worlds, which just came out this month! (Yes, there is a digital version.) We'll be meeting to discuss the book here on io9 on March 5th, and we're hoping that Lord will join us for a discussion later that week. » 2/21/13 5:40pm 2/21/13 5:40pm

If you want to see what science fiction is capable of in 2013, you…

Karen Lord's new novel starts out with a horrific act of genocide. Sadira, the homeworld of the Sadiri race, is completely wiped out, with countless Sadiri dead. The remaining Sadiri, living on other planets, struggle with preserving their culture and keeping their race alive in some form. With that sort of set-up,… » 2/08/13 5:12pm 2/08/13 5:12pm

When telepathic aliens pretend to be faeries and elves, it's just…

Karen Lord's amazing new novel The Best of All Possible Worlds includes a lot of visits to wildly different cultures on an alien planet, where lots of offshoots of the endangered Sadiri race have extreme mental and telepathic powers. But what happens when some of those telepathic aliens decide to create their own… » 2/07/13 5:30pm 2/07/13 5:30pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in…

Is the publishing industry trying to kill us all? There are so many must-read books coming in February that you may not have time to sleep, or socialize, or possibly go to your job to afford more books. This month's haul includes Kelly Link and Peter Beagle writing superhero tales, Neal Asher's brand new dystopian… » 2/05/13 12:18pm 2/05/13 12:18pm