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

Some Of The Brilliant Art You Could Own From Ray Bradbury's Collection

This is an amazing opportunity to have some absolutely wonderful art in your home, which used to belong to one of the all-time great SF authors. As we mentioned last night, Ray Bradbury's art collection is being auctioned off. And here's just some of the incredible artwork you could own. » 9/25/14 12:55pm 9/25/14 12:55pm

It's Time To Discover The "Neglected Master" Of Science Fiction

Henry Kuttner's clever writing had a huge impact on science fiction, and there's never been a better chance to discover his work. A ton of his work has just been reissued by Diversion Books, and we've got an exclusive excerpt from his book The Time Trap, which was just nominated for a Retro Hugo. » 9/03/14 12:02pm 9/03/14 12:02pm

Ray Bradbury's Biographer: 'He Was Who He Always Maintained He Was'

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In many ways, Ray Bradbury's life is a biographer's dream — the extensive record of his very public life as a master storyteller surfaces through thousands of media publications, announcements, advertisements, and his own reminiscences. Many years of private interviews led me to still more sources, published and… » 8/28/14 12:58am 8/28/14 12:58am

Are The Best Sentences In Science Fiction Mostly Aphorisms?

A lot of science fiction's most quotable authors do seem to write a ton of aphorisms — Robert A. Heinlein comes to mind, for example. But over at the Guardian, there's a discussion of the greatest sentences in genre fiction, and the question arose: are the best sentences in genre mostly aphoristic? » 4/01/14 12:00pm 4/01/14 12:00pm

We are very nervous about the new Something Wicked This Way Comes movie

Oh dear, we're not sure what to make out of this news. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author behind Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (which I liked OK) and the screenplay for Dark Shadows (which everyone loathed), is getting his directorial debut remaking our beloved Something Wicked This Way Comes. Dammit, why couldn't they… » 3/13/14 9:45am 3/13/14 9:45am

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

Limited edition of Fahrenheit 451 was bound in asbestos so it wouldn't…

In 1953, Ballantine released a limited edition run of Ray Bradbury's book-burning novel Fahrenheit 451 that might survive a visit from the firemen. Two hundred numbered and signed copies of the book were bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, a chrysolite asbestos material. The copies are much sought after by collectors;… » 3/03/13 9:00am 3/03/13 9:00am