The City Is a Crossroads: Daniel José Older on Protest Art and Urban Lit

This week, Gawker Review of Books is running interviews with three authors from the world of speculative fiction, discussing their work and their place within the evolving genre. Our final interview is with Daniel José Older, author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which debuted in January with the… » 5/16/15 2:30pm 5/16/15 2:30pm

The May Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About

This month is full of blockbuster science fiction and fantasy novels. Including new books by Neal Stephenson, Nnedi Okorafor, Paolo Bacigalupi, Mark Z. Danielewski, Naomi Novik and Clive Barker! Plus a solo adventure for Lois Lane! Here are the books that you absolutely need to know about this month. » 5/06/15 4:11pm 5/06/15 4:11pm

First Gorgeous Look At Mark Z. Danielewski's New Series, The Familiar!

Mark Z. Danielewski made a huge stir with his experimental novel House of Leaves, but now he's aiming even bigger — with a 27-volume illustrated book series that aims to be like a television show. We've got an exclusive first look at a few pages of this series' beautiful art and design. » 4/06/15 11:28am 4/06/15 11:28am

Is The "Fix-Up" The Best Kind Of Science Fiction Novel There Is?

Everybody knows that short stories are where science fiction writers really get to experiment, and the most perfect pieces of narrative often happen at shorter lengths. But we also love to explore a world at the length of a whole book. So that makes the "fix-up" the best of both worlds, right? » 3/10/15 1:30pm 3/10/15 1:30pm

You Can Help Save One Of The Great Science Fiction Bookstores

We were incredibly upset when we heard that Borderlands Books was going to close, due to low bookstore margins combined with a rise in the local minimum wage. This would not only make San Francisco a way less cool place to live, but do great damage to the science fiction book world. So thank goodness there's a hope… » 2/20/15 3:40pm 2/20/15 3:40pm

Why Do We Need More Science Fiction By LGBT Writers?

Last year, Lightspeed Magazine had a special issue in which "Women Destroy Science Fiction" (and horror, and fantasy.) Now, Lightspeed is following up with "Queers Destroy Science Fiction." And today's the last day to support the Kickstarter. But why should you care about getting more LGBT SF? The editors of the issue… » 2/16/15 9:30am 2/16/15 9:30am