Marvel At The Winners Of The 2014 World Fantasy Awards!

Today's World Fantasy Awards ceremony was full of great surprises and well-deserved accolades. It was a really good day for Caitlín R. Kiernan, Subterranean Press, Tor.com and dangerous women. And the best novel goes to Sofia Samatar for A Stranger in Olondria! We were there, and here's the skinny. » 11/09/14 2:15pm 11/09/14 2:15pm

Scifi authors pose half-naked on this genderflipped book cover—for…

What possessed four of science fiction and fantasy's superstar authors to strip down to their skivvies and gather around Hugo-award-winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal? It's not just to skewer the skin-baring cover illustration of Poul Anderson's Young Flandry (although that was certainly part of it). It's all part of » 1/20/13 9:00am 1/20/13 9:00am

How to make sure the language in your historical fantasy novel is…

We love seeing the grand technological anachronisms in science fiction novels set in the past, such as Victorian or Edwardian-era steampunk or exaggerated Renaissance automata. But what if you want to keep the language in your historical novel accurate for the period? Here's a simple trick historical fantasy novelist… » 1/19/13 7:30am 1/19/13 7:30am

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in…

This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Plus brand new books from Austin Grossman, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Priest, Diana Gabaldon, Robert J. Sawyer, Joe… » 1/09/13 2:40pm 1/09/13 2:40pm

A Brand New Professional Market for Dangerous, Lovely Short Fiction

One good thing is coming out of yesterday's Weird Tales controversy: We're getting a brand new professional science fiction and fantasy magazine. Shimmer Magazine has been a cool small-press magazine that publishes stories that are "dark, strange, funny or all three," as Mary Robinette Kowal puts it. » 8/21/12 7:30am 8/21/12 7:30am

Wicked Magicians and Shifting Glamours: An Exclusive Excerpt from Mary…

With Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal returns to the fascinating world of her debut novel Milk and Honey, blending Regency England with magic. As she explained in our exclusive interview in March, this book takes place in 1815, on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, and our unlucky Honeymooning magicians get… » 4/09/12 1:39pm 4/09/12 1:39pm

April Books: Stephen King's Dark Tower, Neal Stephenson's Weird…

The book world has some treats in store for you this month — including a brand new novel in Stephen King's Dark Tower universe, and the first book of Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear's Mongoliad. John Shirley revises and updates his groundbreaking cyberpunk trilogy. There are more jazz-age vampires and Regency magicians,… » 4/06/12 1:07pm 4/06/12 1:07pm

Mary Robinette Kowal explains why working within constraints makes you…

Mary Robinette Kowal is not only a Hugo and Campbell award-winning and Nebula-nominated author, she's also a professional puppeteer, a costumer, a podcaster, an editor, outgoing SFWA vice president, and more. Her second novel Glamour in Glass, the sequel to Shades of Milk and Honey, comes out on April 10. » 3/27/12 12:20pm 3/27/12 12:20pm

One of last year's coolest anthologies gets a sequel

Metatropolis thrilled us with its near-future shared world and its daring take on urban decay and reinvention. So we're psyched that a second volume is coming out — focusing exclusively on one of the most memorable settings in the first book, the reborn Pacific Northwest known as Cascadia. Edited by Jay Lake, whose… » 10/06/10 2:30pm 10/06/10 2:30pm

Final Hugo Awards Ballot Full Of Writing, Publishing Goodness

The list of Hugo Award finalists, announced yesterday, is a bit less mystifying than the Nebula finalists, which came out a while back - especially in the novel category. All five of the novel finalists are books we enjoyed, and would be delighted to see win. Meanwhile, it's good to see Charles Coleman Finlay's "The… » 3/20/09 9:30am 3/20/09 9:30am

Three Writers Who Will Rule Science Fiction's Future

The Guardian took a stab at naming all the science fiction novels you must read to avoid being labeled an uneducated brute. And now Guardian blogger Damien G. Walker has named three younger writers who should have been on that list. Three up-and-coming writers worth paying attention to are this year's Campbell Award… » 2/06/09 5:24pm 2/06/09 5:24pm