In Case You Missed It, Lois McMaster Bujold Published a Fantasy Novella

It’s called “Penric’s Demon,” and it came out about a month ago in e-book format. This novella, the longest she’s yet written, takes place in her “World of the Five Gods” universe, with all new characters. Basically, on Penric’s wedding day, he has an unfortunate run-in with a dying sorceress, and gets infested with a… »8/05/15 7:20pm8/05/15 7:20pm

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that cineplex excitement alive when you're at home on the couch? With books! Here are 10 science fiction novels that pack more non-stop thrills than Fast & Furious 6. Really. »5/21/13 1:00pm5/21/13 1:00pm

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to… »1/02/13 1:20pm1/02/13 1:20pm

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in November

November's books are bursting with excitement! There's futuristic pulp fiction, swashbuckling excitement, reimagined fairytales... and the return of Miles Vorkosigan. Wild adventures and amazing cleverness await, and you don't want to miss out on all the conversations the cool people will be having about these shiny… »11/13/12 5:21pm11/13/12 5:21pm

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 9/27 to Discuss Lois McMaster Bujold's Cryoburn

The io9 Book Club meets once per month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. In September, we're meeting on the 27th to discuss Lois McMaster Bujold's Hugo-nominated Cryoburn. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into comments for discussion! There's still time to… »9/16/11 11:40am9/16/11 11:40am

Want to know what life will be like for female military leaders of the future? Read Lois McMaster Bujold.

We have so few examples of female military leaders on Earth that only science fiction offers a glimpse of what it will be like when women are leaders during wartime. And that's one of the many reasons you'll get sucked into Lois McMaster Bujold's classic novels Shards of Honor and Barrayar (now collected into one… »2/10/11 10:27pm2/10/11 10:27pm