Sequence an award-winning science fiction writer's genome, while Neil…

Author Jay Lake, the winner the Campbell Award and numerous other honors, is undergoing his fourth round of chemotherapy right now — and you can help him fight his cancer. Some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors have donated "acts of whimsy," to raise money to sequence Jay Lake's genome and possibly… » 1/10/13 12:24pm 1/10/13 12:24pm

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

Should scifi convention panels require a 50/50 gender ratio?

Many creators have tried to address the under-representation of women in comics and other corners of speculative fiction media — by publishing female-centric anthologies, by hosting panels for female creators. Comics writer Paul Cornell has decided to use himself as an instrument for gender parity, by refusing to sit… » 2/19/12 12:30pm 2/19/12 12:30pm

Over A Dozen Reasons To Get Excited About Comics This Winter

What science fiction and fantasy funny books will debut during the wee months of 2012? There's new UFO drama from Vertigo, Brian Wood penning Conan The Barbarian, and the X-Men and Avengers gearing up for fisticuffs. Here's a slew of brand new titles coming to comic stores soon. » 1/05/12 12:25pm 1/05/12 12:25pm

Comic Wednesday brings us Orange Lanterns and an Infinity Gauntlet

Comic book Wednesday always delivers the most prescient fashions. Who wouldn't want to sport a dapper Orange Lantern (your friends will be so envious!) or a gem-encrusted Infinity Gauntlet (that Soul Gem is 24 carat!). Let this week's comic haul teach you that superheroes wear more than spandex. » 2/22/11 9:00am 2/22/11 9:00am

Things get very strange in the Marvel Universe this Wednesday

What's up with this week's comic haul? New Batman , Shadowland, and Locke and Key! Also, the second installment of Marvel's Strange Tales anthology is out! This comic features a ton of indie creators reinterpreting merry Marvel weirdness. » 10/12/10 9:15am 10/12/10 9:15am