The Golem and the Jinni is a powerful masterpiece of historical fantasy

Helene Wecker's debut, The Golem and the Jinni, is a phenomenal tale set during a transformative time in the United States. Opening at the turn of the century in 1899, it follows a dazzling array of characters and history, turning New York City into a fantasy world where they all come together in the melting-pot that… »3/12/14 6:52pm3/12/14 6:52pm

2013 Nebula nominees show the new face of science fiction and fantasy

The most exciting new authors of science fiction and fantasy include Ann Leckie, Sofia Samatar and Helene Wecker, according to the 2013 Nebula nominations. They join veterans like Neil Gaiman, Nicola Griffith and Karen Joy Fowler. The overall nominee list is incredibly strong and reflects the range of voices in SF in… »2/25/14 3:45pm2/25/14 3:45pm

All Hail Your 2011 Nebula Awards Grand Master: Connie Willis!

Connie Willis has joined the illustrious company of Ursula K. LeGuin and Isaac Asimov — she's the author is the 2011 winner of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presents this honor annually for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy, at the… »1/18/12 10:50am1/18/12 10:50am

Print magazines bounce back in 2010 Nebula Award Nominees list

We've been noticing for a while now that anthologies of original fiction and electronic magazines have been edging out print magazines for award nominations, but this year's Nebula Awards shortlist sees a bit of a reversal of that trend. Asimov's, Analog and Realms of Fantasy all did quite well. Also, the "Best Novel"… »2/22/11 3:15pm2/22/11 3:15pm