11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time

When you discover a new favorite author, you want to dive in and read all of his or her works — but sometimes, that means a paltry stack of five or six books. And then there are some authors whose output would take years to read. Here are the 11 most prolific science fiction and fantasy authors of all time. » 10/11/13 10:31am 10/11/13 10:31am

Read a very punny excerpt from Piers Anthony's new Xanth novel, Luck of…

If you're like a lot of fantasy and SF lovers, you grew up reading Piers Anthony's goofy, punny Xanth series, about a bunch of hapless citizens of a magical world called Xanth. (People from our world are known as Mundanes.) Every person from Xanth is born with a special magical power, which might be super-powerful,… » 1/10/13 4:11pm 1/10/13 4:11pm

In 1987, a young fantasy fan ran away from home to live with author…

Many of us feel like we know our favorite authors through their novels and from the various details of their lives they choose to share. In 1987, a 15-year-old boy named Andy felt that he knew science fiction and fantasy author Piers Anthony so well that he wanted to live with him. So, he packed up his bag, hopped a… » 8/05/12 9:30am 8/05/12 9:30am

10 Debut Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels That Took the World by Storm

This month, many of us are trying to pound out a novel. The ultimate dream is to break into the publishing world with a debut that makes people sit up and take notice. And there's some good news on that front — some of science fiction and fantasy's most beloved writers have made a splash with their very first… » 11/03/11 10:08am 11/03/11 10:08am

15 classic science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers rejected

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were buried in rejection slips, before they finally broke in. Here are 15 classic novels that publishers didn't want to touch. » 10/19/10 3:36pm 10/19/10 3:36pm

Science Fiction Is The Literature Of Refugees

When you think about the archetypal science fiction story, chances are you think of the bold explorer, setting foot on a newfound planet in the name of a secure homeworld. But possibly the most pervasive narrative in science fiction is actually the story of refugees. They flee from planetary destruction, war, or just… » 5/16/08 5:00pm 5/16/08 5:00pm