This book is the closest you'll ever get to hanging out with Madeleine…

For many of us, one of our first speculative fiction love affairs was with Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time. Her warm, emotional approach to time travel and other science fiction ideas helped set the scene for today's YA science fiction boom, and she made tesseracts a household word. » 12/07/12 1:43pm 12/07/12 1:43pm

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up

Even starship captains get the blues sometimes. And when you get depressed, or when you're stuck in bed with a nasty case of black plague, you need something to cheer you the frak up. Luckily, there are tons of science fiction and fantasy books with proven restorative properties. » 10/10/12 1:00pm 10/10/12 1:00pm

Hope Larson's A Wrinkle in Time comic is a love letter to the original

Say what you will about Twilight, but its fans deserved better than the hatchet job of a comic adaptation it received. Encouraged by the burgeoning YA comics market, some publishers have put out hastily adapted comic book versions of successful prose novels that will appeal only to the most die-hard of fans. » 10/07/12 10:00am 10/07/12 10:00am

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

R.I.P. Leo Dillon, Award-Winning Artist Who Brought Your Favorite…

Whether you know it or not, you've admired the work of Leo Dillon and his wife Diane, whose artworks adorned many of science fiction and fantasy's most famous books. Leo Dillon, who died of cancer the other day, was the first African American artist to win a Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration — and then… » 6/01/12 5:00pm 6/01/12 5:00pm

Some Excellent Recommendations for 1960s Science Fiction Books…

Our favorite meme today is the one where people list their top 11 science fiction novels from the 1960s. It started over on Science Fiction Ruminations and then spread to Yellow and Creased. And there are some great, great recommendations in there. I'm struck by the diversity, with the two lists I've seen thus far… » 4/09/12 2:40pm 4/09/12 2:40pm

Win a copy of the 50th Anniversary Edition of A Wrinkle In Time (and…

Today at roughly 2:30 PM Pacific Time, we will be giving away 11 copies of the newly-released 50th Anniversary Edition of Madeleine L'Engle young adult SF classic, A Wrinkle in Time, plus one iPad 2, on Twitter. If you loved this book as a kid, or know kids who would love it now, you'll definitely want a copy of this… » 1/30/12 1:50pm 1/30/12 1:50pm