Philip K. Dick Award shortlist: 7 daring stories of zombies, generationā€¦

The Philip K. Dick Award, for science fiction books originally published in paperback instead of hardcover, put out its shortlist for the year, and chances are a few books on the list haven't been on your radar. (The list does include Project Itoh's Harmony, which was one of our favorite books of 2010.) Since theseā€¦ » 1/20/11 6:30am 1/20/11 6:30am

In "Harmony," perfect health is the ultimate horror

Japanese novel Harmony is a believable, satiric tale of a false Utopia ruled by "benevolent" health organizations devoted to disease-free life. Until a rash of suicides reveal a conspiracy to exploit this supposedly-perfect system. » 12/31/10 4:30pm 12/31/10 4:30pm