Bruce Sterling's Advice for New Science Fiction Authors: "Trying to ace…

There's a must-read interview with legendary Cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling over at FortyKey, where Cory Doctorow, Paul Di Filippo and a bunch of other people ask him questions about writing and the future. In particular, Di Filippo asks him what his strategy would be for breaking in as a new science fiction writer in … » 1/04/13 4:46pm 1/04/13 4:46pm

Get caught up on the Sidewise nominees for best alternate history…

The finalists for the 2009 Sidewise Awards, honoring the best in alternate history, have been announced. And just in case the version of you in this universe hasn't already read the novel and five short stories, here's your primer. » 6/08/10 2:15pm 6/08/10 2:15pm

Strange Visitors And Broken Hearts Will Restore Your Faith In Short…

If you believe in reading short fiction for pleasure, you're condemned to frequent disappointment. Most short fiction, even the good stuff, is... laborious. So when reading the anthology Eclipse Three, you may be startled at the unexpected sensation of enjoyment. » 11/19/09 1:00pm 11/19/09 1:00pm

3 New Anthologies Bring Werewolves, ADD-Afflicted Drinking Birds, And…

This may be the best era for original anthologies since the days of Dangerous Visions. Jonathan Strahan announced the final list of contributors for Eclipse 3, and it's made of want. Other anthologies promise down-and-dirty werewolves, and stellar flash fiction. » 8/20/09 11:59am 8/20/09 11:59am

A New Tribute To Weirdness, From Weird SF Author Paul Di Filippo

My new favorite blog is Weird Universe, a listing of weird happenings and cultural phenomena. It has three contributors: Ribofunk author Paul Di Filippo, one of my favorite writers of bizarre SF, Chuck Shepherd, writer of the News Of The Weird column for decades, and Alex Boese, creator of the Museum Of Hoaxes. » 7/09/08 10:51am 7/09/08 10:51am