Your Summer Beach Reading List for 2012

Summer is almost here, and that means one thing: Escape! Everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, humans will be fleeing their buildings and shedding their protective outer garments, even as the sun grows hotter and more intense. But for some of us, simply fleeing to large bodies of water isn't enough — we need to… » 4/25/12 4:11pm 4/25/12 4:11pm

What are the best SF novels published by women in the past 10 years?

Can you name the 10 greatest science fiction novels by women authors published in the past decade? That's a meme that's been making the rounds, in response to a perceived increase in the marginalization of women in SF. » 10/18/10 6:20am 10/18/10 6:20am

Elvis Has Left the Planet

Hip-shaking, pill-popping rocker Elvis Presley officially died in 1977, but he keeps popping up, at least in science fiction. Think Elvis lives? We list scifi’s explanations for what really became of the King. » 1/30/09 10:00am 1/30/09 10:00am

All Locus Awards Voters Are Not Created Equal

Remember how we called the Locus Awards "possibly the most democratic" of the science fiction awards? Well, uh, never mind. The Locus Awards changed their rules after everyone had already voted, making Locus Magazine subscriber votes count twice as much as other votes, to deny Cory Doctorow the win for best… » 7/10/08 11:00am 7/10/08 11:00am

io9 Talks to Kathleen Ann Goonan About Nanopunk and Jazz

Science fiction author Kathleen Ann Goonan was writing about nanotech before most people even know it existed. Her Nanotech Quartet, including her celebrated first novel Queen City Jazz, is about a future United States where nanotech has gone wild and turned cities into living entities — and reprogrammed people to… » 1/17/08 8:40am 1/17/08 8:40am