Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In January!

We're still recovering from our 2014 book binge, but already there are a ton of new books that we're dying to read. Including a long-awaited new Michael Moorcock novel, and new books by Jo Walton, Karen Lord and Brian Staveley. Here are our picks for January's most interesting science fiction and fantasy books. » 1/05/15 3:49pm 1/05/15 3:49pm

7 Real Natural Events that Inspired Works of Science Fiction

Science fiction is filled with tales that pit humanity against the natural world: earthquakes, meteor strikes, Sharknados. While some of those stories are birthed from abstract (or entirely made-up) fears, others are inspired by specific occurrences—comets, catastrophes, and climate events. » 8/04/13 7:00am 8/04/13 7:00am

Ask Karen Lord anything you want about The Best of All Possible Worlds

In February, the io9 Book Club read The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord's brand new novel. Today, Tuesday March 12, Lord will be joining us to answer any of your questions about the book. » 3/12/13 9:20am 3/12/13 9:20am

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Karen Lord's The Best…

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In February, we read The Best of All Possible Worlds, a brand-new novel from Karen Lord. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! » 3/05/13 10:05am 3/05/13 10:05am

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

10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Make Great Gifts

Give someone a whole new world for the holidays this year! Here are 10 recent science fiction books that'll make terrific gifts — each with a wildly different take on the genre, so there's something for everyone. » 12/03/10 11:52am 12/03/10 11:52am

Great summer reading from independent science fiction publishers

We've shared our summer book suggestions already, but Nisi Shawl has three suggestions we missed, featuring new voices from independent publishers. The Writing The Other co-author's picks include sexually-transmitted zombies, probability-altering powers and a world where mammoths still roam. » 7/27/10 6:20am 7/27/10 6:20am