Nick Harkaway's Tigerman Takes Superheroes Where They've Never Gone

Nick Harkaway's Tigerman is a funny, original and very human novel about a man who puts on a costume and rights wrongs. It's also an echt superhero novel - it gives us a new take on superheroics, different from either superhero comics or films, by showing them through the lens of literary prose. » 9/24/14 4:00pm 9/24/14 4:00pm

Watch Nick Harkaway explain why video games will save the future

Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone Away World and Angelmaker, gives a talk on the future of tech, now that we live in a world of brain implants and surveillance. And he explains why playing video games are the only sort of technology that "make you make hard choices" » 11/27/13 10:41am 11/27/13 10:41am

The Best Science Fiction Novels of 2012, According to the Clarke Awards

I have to admit to mixed feelings about this year's Clarke Award shortlist. On the one hand, it includes some of my favorite authors, including Kim Stanley Robinson, Nick Harkaway and Ken MacLeod. On the other hand, the Clarke Awards have been criticized in the past for honoring only male authors — and this helps fuel… » 4/04/13 4:31pm 4/04/13 4:31pm

Ask Nick Harkaway anything you want about Angelmaker

In May, the io9 Book Club read Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker. Now Harkaway is coming to answer your questions about the book tomorrow, June 1. » 5/31/12 4:38pm 5/31/12 4:38pm

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Nick Harkaway's …

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In May, we read Nick Harkaway's novel Angelmaker. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! » 5/29/12 1:47pm 5/29/12 1:47pm

Jeff VanderMeer and Nick Harkaway rock New Scientist's science fiction…

The new issue of New Scientist's Arc Magazine is out, subtitled "Post Human Conditions." And it includes brand new science fiction by Jeff VanderMeer and Nick Harkaway. VanderMeer's story is called "Komodo" and it starts with a dying woman talking to a young child. » 5/29/12 1:41pm 5/29/12 1:41pm

Reminder: Book Club Meeting 5/29 to Discuss Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker

The io9 Book Club meets every month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. This month, we're reading Nick Harkaway's novel Angelmaker (we reviewed the book here). We'll meet May 29th to discuss the book. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into comments for… » 5/16/12 9:57am 5/16/12 9:57am

Nick Harkaway has created a brand new genre: Existential pulp

Nick Harkaway's first book, The Gone Away World, was a dazzling, frustrating, beguiling romp with an ingenious final twist that pulled everything together marvelously. His long-awaited second novel, Angelmaker, is is equally dazzling and frustrating — but more than anything, it leaves you feeling as though Harkaway's… » 4/12/12 4:00pm 4/12/12 4:00pm

New Cover and Synopsis for Nick Harkaway's Second Novel — Including Mad…

Nick Harkaway's first novel, The Gone Away World, was a silly surreal revelation, so we've been anxiously awaiting the follow-up, Angelmaker. And now it looks like we might not have to wait much longer — Knopf says it's out March 2012 in the U.S. And here's the cover. » 8/30/11 8:30am 8/30/11 8:30am

20 Great "All Seems Lost" Moments From Science Fiction/Fantasy!

We don't find out what our science fiction/fantasy heroes are made of, until everything seems hopeless and their backs are against the wall. The greatest SF stories also contain the greatest "all seems lost" moments, and here are our favorites. » 4/27/10 6:00pm 4/27/10 6:00pm

Epic Space Heroes Who Gave A Better Apology Than Tiger

Did Tiger Woods' public apology leave you unsatisfied? Maybe the sports legend should have borrowed a bit from Lt. Commander Worf, the Tenth Doctor and other great apologizers from science fiction. » 2/19/10 6:30pm 2/19/10 6:30pm

Paul Auster Finally Getting Recognition As A Science Fiction Author?

Britain's prestigious Arthur C. Clarke awards took the unusual step of announcing a "longlist" of 46 books published in 2008 that are seriously in the running. And the biggest surprise, according to the Guardian, is the inclusion of weird literary author Paul Auster, whose new novel Man In The Dark takes place in an… » 2/16/09 11:30am 2/16/09 11:30am

Novels That Put The Fun Back Into The Post-Apocalypse

A new literary sub-genre is being born today, while you nap at your desk. It features larger-than-life, and often comical, characters having bizarro adventures after the end of the world. » 12/10/08 2:51pm 12/10/08 2:51pm

A Post-Apocalyptic Comedy Features Ninjas Fighting Mimes

Nick Harkaway's first novel, The Gone Away World, proves that you can only talk about the really important things in the world by resorting to science fiction. At the heart of this silly, horrifying romp is a brilliant science fictional conceit for talking about the senselessness of war: a super-weapon that isn't just… » 12/01/08 3:23pm 12/01/08 3:23pm

Should Ninjas Mingle with Mermaids on the Battlefield?

If you like gooey, surreal prose about a future world destroyed by a semi-satirical war, then you'll be leaping out of your knickers with glee at the U.S. release this month of Nick Harkaway's The Gone-Away World » 9/16/08 8:00am 9/16/08 8:00am. The novel is a weird swashbuckler about truckers in a post-apocalyptic world putting out a fire and…