All the Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in November!

November's books are full of fantastical greatness. There's a sinister alternate history by Robert Charles Wilson, a new Gene Wolfe novel, and a historical epic by Nicola Griffith. Plus the definitive collection of 21st century science fiction. Here are all the science fiction and fantasy books you can't miss in… » 11/05/13 9:00am 11/05/13 9:00am

10 Best Science Fiction Stories Where Humans Are The Monsters

Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains. » 9/26/13 10:36am 9/26/13 10:36am

10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Are About Big Ideas

Nowadays, everybody says that science fiction has stopped talking about Big Ideas. Science fiction used to be the genre that asked the huge questions, about who we are and where we're going. But somehow, people say, the genre lost its appetite for deep thoughts. » 7/27/12 10:00am 7/27/12 10:00am

An incredible short story told from the perspective of the alien in…

If you love the John Carpenter version of The Thing and are dreading the remake coming to a theater near you, or if you just love stories that successfully represent a truly alien point of view, then you need to read Peter Watts' Hugo-nominated story "The Things." It's the John Carpenter flick, but from the point of… » 10/14/11 8:30am 10/14/11 8:30am

SF Author Peter Watts Gets A Fine Instead Of Prison Time

Peter Watts, author of Blindsight and the Rifters Trilogy, faced his sentencing today after a St. Clair County jury found him guilty of assaulting/restricting/obstructing a police officer. Watts could have faced up to two years in prison for the incident, in which U.S. Customs And Border Protection officers claimed he… » 4/27/10 11:37am 4/27/10 11:37am

SF Author Peter Watts Talks About Hard Science Fiction, and Being…

Peter Watts, author of Blindsight and Starfish, recently got publicity for something other than his Hugo nominations: the Canadian was beaten by US border guards, then convicted of felony "resistance" by a jury. Now he tells all in our interview. » 4/12/10 11:30am 4/12/10 11:30am

SF Author Peter Watts Found Guilty Of Felony "Resistance" Against…

A jury finished deliberating in the contentious Peter Watts case. The Canadian author of Blindsight was beaten by US border guards when returning home several months ago. The guards claim Watts assaulted them, and today a court found Watts guilty. » 3/19/10 11:53am 3/19/10 11:53am

SF Writer Peter Watts Arrested, Beaten At US-Canadian Border

Peter Watts, the critically-acclaimed Canadian author of Blindsight and other dystopian novels, entered a dystopia of his own on Tuesday after border guards beat and pepper sprayed him at the US-Canadian border. Now you can help with his legal defense. » 12/11/09 12:23pm 12/11/09 12:23pm