Why doesn't more fantasy take place in the future?

It used to be, science fiction took place in the future and fantasy in the past. But lately, more science fiction takes place in the past. So we can't help wondering whether there'll be more fantasy set in the future. » 10/28/10 2:40pm 10/28/10 2:40pm

One of last year's coolest anthologies gets a sequel

Metatropolis thrilled us with its near-future shared world and its daring take on urban decay and reinvention. So we're psyched that a second volume is coming out — focusing exclusively on one of the most memorable settings in the first book, the reborn Pacific Northwest known as Cascadia. Edited by Jay Lake, whose… » 10/06/10 2:30pm 10/06/10 2:30pm

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

How Do You Bridge The Gap Between Two Cool Moments In Your Novel?

What do you do when your novel has a cool moment, followed by another cool moment... but something kinda boring has to happen in between? Your characters have to travel somewhere or make something. How do top authors handle this? » 11/20/09 4:30pm 11/20/09 4:30pm

The Science Fiction That Captured The Imaginations Of Charles Stross…

BSC Review has a great roundtable discussion about science fiction that influenced people's childhoods, including contributions from authors Charles Stross, Ken Scholes and Ian R. MacLeod. (Stross' influences are pretty much what you'd expect, including Arthur C. Clarke — although he was apparently a fiend for E.E.… » 5/28/09 5:00pm 5/28/09 5:00pm

Three Writers Who Will Rule Science Fiction's Future

The Guardian took a stab at naming all the science fiction novels you must read to avoid being labeled an uneducated brute. And now Guardian blogger Damien G. Walker has named three younger writers who should have been on that list. Three up-and-coming writers worth paying attention to are this year's Campbell Award… » 2/06/09 5:24pm 2/06/09 5:24pm