This Is One Of The Best Months Ever For Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

No kidding. This month is just crushingly incredible, when it comes to new science fiction and fantasy books. Including a new William Gibson, Ann Leckie's Ancillary sequel, Gillian Anderson's science fiction novel, Ann Rice's new Lestat book, new Chuck Palahniuk, and so much more. Here are 27 must-read titles. » 10/01/14 1:29pm 10/01/14 1:29pm

Ask Lavie Tidhar, winner of the World Fantasy Award for Osama, anything…

This year, Tavie Tidhar won the World Fantasy Award for his political fantasy novel Osama. We read it in the io9 book club last month, and now he's joining us to answer any of your questions — about the book, about writing political novels, about his expertise in international science fiction and fantasy, or even… » 12/11/12 10:37am 12/11/12 10:37am

Lavie Tidhar's Osama wins World Fantasy Award

The winners of the 2012 World Fantasy Awards were just announced here in Toronto, Canada - and the Best Novel Award didn't go to George R.R. Martin or to Jo Walton, who'd already swept the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Instead, it went to Lavie Tidhar's Osama, a strange pulp-oriented alt history about Osama Bin Laden. » 11/04/12 2:09pm 11/04/12 2:09pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in October!

October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother » 10/02/12 3:54pm 10/02/12 3:54pm

A Brand New Cyberpunk Story By Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes' novel Zoo City won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. And her next novel, The Shining Girls, garnered a massive deal at last year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Here's her short story "Branded," which puts a South African spin on cyberpunk. It's an except from The… » 9/13/12 4:30pm 9/13/12 4:30pm

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad

Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language… » 6/21/12 3:23pm 6/21/12 3:23pm