A young adult novel's hero is allowed to remain gay, after all

Almost exactly a year ago, all right-thinking people were upset by the fact that a prominent literary agent told two beloved authors that they needed to remove a gay character from their young-adult novel — or just turn him straight. The good news? Now Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith has gotten… » 9/20/12 5:07pm 9/20/12 5:07pm

The Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in…

September's science fiction and fantasy novels are packed with excitement and cool new ideas. Learn how to survive the slow apocalypse and how to prepare for the Singularity! There's space opera, cosmic action, and dark, dirty fantasy. » 9/05/12 8:00am 9/05/12 8:00am

Amber Benson and Glen David Gold reading in San Francisco tomorrow…

For the past eleven years, I've been organizing a monthly reading series called Writers With Drinks, which has featured a lot of my favorite authors. And I just wanted to mention that tomorrow evening's event is one, in particular, that io9 readers might not want to miss. Coming up from L.A. are Amber Benson, author of … » 4/13/12 5:14pm 4/13/12 5:14pm