Tour The Dark Side Of L.A. With Sandman Slim Author Richard Kadrey

Few fantasy series have as strong a sense of place as Richard Kadrey's L.A.-set Sandman Slim books. And here's your exclusive first look at a video where Kadrey takes you to the real-life locations where his books take place, filmed by Brady Hall. Plus read a chapter of the next Sandman Slim Book, The Getaway God! » 8/01/14 5:00pm 8/01/14 5:00pm

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in…

This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Plus brand new books from Austin Grossman, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Priest, Diana Gabaldon, Robert J. Sawyer, Joe… » 1/09/13 2:40pm 1/09/13 2:40pm

This Fall's Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

What do science fiction and fantasy books have in store for you this fall? There are new fantasy series by Tad Williams and Jacqueline Carey. A brand new Culture novel by Iain M. Banks. Collaborations between Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, and Larry Niven and Gregory Benford. A classic Gene Wolfe novel. A massive… » 8/23/12 1:57pm 8/23/12 1:57pm

First 40 pages of Richard Kadrey's new Sandman Slim novel are a Hell of…

The great thing about Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim novels is, there's no foot-dragging. Each book in the series pushes the story forward — usually with a punch in the gut. Case in point: the fourth Sandman Slim Book, Devil Said Bang, starts out with Stark in a very different position than the previous novels. (If… » 8/07/12 11:48am 8/07/12 11:48am

All The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in…

Emily Dickinson had it wrong: There is no star cruiser like a book. When you want to journey past the furthermost limits of your own imagination, you turn to books. And August's new book releases are just packed with brilliant new ideas and thrilling stories, from some of the world's best writers. » 8/03/12 4:29pm 8/03/12 4:29pm

10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read

Fantasy novels don't arise by magic. An aspiring fantasy author has to learn the craft, but also discover the roots of fantasy literature, as well as history and mythology. The more you've read, the more you know — and the better equipped you'll be for your journey into the lands of imagination. So we asked some of… » 3/29/12 10:01am 3/29/12 10:01am

Ask Richard Kadrey whatever you want about the new Sandman Slim novel, …

The third book in Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim series, Aloha from Hell, comes out today. And to celebrate, we're giving you a chance to ask Kadrey some questions about urban fantasy, navigating the underworld, or whatever else you want. The best questions will be posted to Kadrey at an event on October 24, and we'll… » 10/18/11 2:16pm 10/18/11 2:16pm

Richard Kadrey twists the unholy knife, in a brand new excerpt from the…

Your favorite tourguide to Hell and the supernatural underbelly of Los Angeles, Richard Kadrey, is coming back Oct. 18, with a third installment in the Sandman Slim series, Aloha from Hell. Here's your exclusive first look at the "Studio City" chapter, where Stark sees the aftermath of an exorcism gone wrong. » 9/30/11 8:30am 9/30/11 8:30am

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 2/24 to discuss Richard Kadrey's…

The io9 Book Club meets once per month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. In February, we're meeting on the 24th to discuss Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into comments for discussion! There's still time to read the book,… » 2/18/11 8:49pm 2/18/11 8:49pm