What Happens If SF Actually Wins The "Literary Respectability" Wars?

"I believe that the greatest danger to genre fiction nowadays is not the denial of respect from some notional group of literary tastemakers but the very real likelihood that sf/f may become respectable. Those who thirst for the foamy gray poison of respectability should consider the fate of jazz, once a popular… » 10/06/09 3:20pm 10/06/09 3:20pm

Richard K. Morgan on the Failures of Capitalism and the Success of…

Richard K. Morgan burst on the literary scene six short years ago with the publication of the futuristic noir mystery Altered Carbon » 10/21/08 2:40pm 10/21/08 2:40pm, a book that nabbed that year's Philip K. Dick Award and immediately sold to Hollywood. Since then, the prolific British author has written two sequels and two stand-alone novels…

Competing Forever War Threatens Joe Haldeman's Eternal-Conflict Monopoly

It's nice to bring out a shiny new edition of a SF classic, as St. Martin's Press will of Joe Haldeman's 1974 smash The Forever War » 9/29/08 10:40am 9/29/08 10:40am next March. Before the re-debut and related fanfare can happen, though, NYTimes reporter and title-ruiner Dexter Filkins had the temerity to release his own spirited take on the global…

Controversial SciFi Realist Tells io9 Why Warp Drives Suck

Most science fiction movies make jumping to other star systems look as easy as stepping out for a bagel. But scientists think it'll never be that easy. So science fiction author Geoff Ryman (Air) invented a new school of writing called Mundane Science Fiction, which avoids faster-than-light travel, time travel or… » 12/14/07 11:30am 12/14/07 11:30am