Samuel Delany's long-awaited next novel in limbo

We were excited to read Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, Samuel R. Delany's next novel which starts in 2007 and covers the relationship between two men over a 70-year period. But it turns out the troubles at publisher Alyson Books have put him back to square one — Delany tells us his agent is shopping the… » 1/03/11 3:30pm 1/03/11 3:30pm

Great summer reading from independent science fiction publishers

We've shared our summer book suggestions already, but Nisi Shawl has three suggestions we missed, featuring new voices from independent publishers. The Writing The Other co-author's picks include sexually-transmitted zombies, probability-altering powers and a world where mammoths still roam. » 7/27/10 6:20am 7/27/10 6:20am

Plagues, Hidden Cities, and Harbingers of Doom at the Bookstore This…

Nothing is better than curling up during the holidays with a good book, and December brings a lot of terrific options. Dark urban fantasy dominates, with The Engine's Child and Knights of the Cornerstone, but there's also some good space opera from Mike Resnick and Karen Miller - and a whole lot of apocalypse with a… » 12/04/08 3:50pm 12/04/08 3:50pm

Snuggle Up With Monsters This November at the Bookstore

The election is over, and it's time to return to the fantasy worlds that always provide us with more fulfillment than reality. This month, we bring you news of a treasure trove of new scifi books packed with monsters, interstellar politics, mad scientists, and shadow worlds filled with underwater cities of the dead.… » 11/05/08 10:00am 11/05/08 10:00am

Zombies, Posthumans, Voids, and Monsters for Your October Bookshelf

It's almost October, and you're hungry for books. You've finished Neal Stephenson's Anathem, and if you live in the United States you are gritting your teeth while waiting for Ken MacLeod's latest burst of brilliance, The Night Sessions, to be released stateside. Luckily, we've got all kinds of readerly goodness… » 9/25/08 3:22pm 9/25/08 3:22pm