This lovely unicorn poster contains all of Peter Beagle's Last Unicorn

Tomorrow, Peter S. Beagle kicks off his world tour for The Last Unicorn, and to celebrate Litographs.com is releasing this Last Unicorn poster — which contains the entire text of the novel, in collaboration with Beagle. » 4/22/13 4:30pm 4/22/13 4:30pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in…

Is the publishing industry trying to kill us all? There are so many must-read books coming in February that you may not have time to sleep, or socialize, or possibly go to your job to afford more books. This month's haul includes Kelly Link and Peter Beagle writing superhero tales, Neal Asher's brand new dystopian… » 2/05/13 12:18pm 2/05/13 12:18pm

R.I.P. Leo Dillon, Award-Winning Artist Who Brought Your Favorite Books…

Whether you know it or not, you've admired the work of Leo Dillon and his wife Diane, whose artworks adorned many of science fiction and fantasy's most famous books. Leo Dillon, who died of cancer the other day, was the first African American artist to win a Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration — and then… » 6/01/12 5:00pm 6/01/12 5:00pm

10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read

Fantasy novels don't arise by magic. An aspiring fantasy author has to learn the craft, but also discover the roots of fantasy literature, as well as history and mythology. The more you've read, the more you know — and the better equipped you'll be for your journey into the lands of imagination. So we asked some of… » 3/29/12 10:01am 3/29/12 10:01am

The Best Fantasy Books and Stories of the Year, according to the World…

The verdict is in, and we watched it happen. The World Fantasy Awards at yesterday's World Fantasy Convention in San Diego were a star-studded celebration of fantasy writers, publishers and readers. Connie Willis riffed and joked about her love of Starbucks and the TV show Primeval, Neil Gaiman talked about the… » 10/31/11 3:39pm 10/31/11 3:39pm

Go back to Barsoom, with new John Carter stories by some of your…

The classic John Carter of Mars saga is having its 100th anniversary in February 2012, and he's getting a new movie in March. Celebrate John Carter's birthday with a whole new book of Barsoom stories. » 5/19/11 9:20am 5/19/11 9:20am

Peter S. Beagle takes you to myth-making school

I have a huge unfair advantage over other struggling fantasy authors, because I've read Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle. Beagle gives a storytelling masterclass, and plants images in your head that you'll carry around for ages. » 10/20/10 2:34pm 10/20/10 2:34pm

Words to live by: advice from 34 science fiction/fantasy authors

Great science fiction and fantasy novels don't just expose us to other worlds and alternate timelines — they expand our minds and give us compass to steer by. Here are our favorite bits of advice and maxims from SF books. » 7/22/10 8:30am 7/22/10 8:30am

Are Today's SF Magazines Too Wide-Ranging And Eclectic For Most Readers?

"I think almost all of the big respectable science fiction and fantasy magazines have the same exact problem which is that they're eclectic. And, eclectic products have a much harder time finding an audience who will follow them. I'm astounded at the fantasy and science fiction readership, for example, who is willing… » 1/28/10 1:52pm 1/28/10 1:52pm

The Best Of io9's '09 Interviews: Our Favorite Strange Encounters

This year io9 got to quiz some of the galaxy's most interesting people. We found out what Maurice Sendak didn't like about his Wild Things movie, talked TSCC philosophy with Josh Friedman, and quizzed Zack Snyder about the Watchmen changes. » 12/31/09 8:00am 12/31/09 8:00am

Independent Publishers Who Are Reinventing The Future

Genre publishing has taken some hard hits in recent years — but a slew of independent publishers is still out there, charting the unknown regions of book publishing and keeping your reading lists weird. Here are our favorite indy presses. » 11/20/09 1:02pm 11/20/09 1:02pm

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

Peter S. Beagle On Unicorns, Golems, and the Law

We Never Talk About My Brother is a newly-released collection of fiction by the celebrated Peter S. Beagle. We recently caught up with the writer to talk books, lawsuits, and life. » 3/13/09 12:10pm 3/13/09 12:10pm

Peter S. Beagle Soars With "We Never Talk About My Brother"

For decades, musician and author Peter S. Beagle has been hailed as the finest living American writer of fantasy. Now Tachyon Publications has released his latest collection of stories, We Never Talk About My Brother. » 3/06/09 9:00am 3/06/09 9:00am