A Whole Month of Earthsea Discussions, with Charles Yu, Lev Grossman,…

If you're lucky enough to be in New York, then October is going to be a brilliant month for you — the Center for Fiction is putting on a whole month of science fiction and fantasy discussions, in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. It's all part of "The Big Read," a month-long program focusing on a… » 9/28/11 9:40am 9/28/11 9:40am

Samuel Delany's long-awaited next novel in limbo

We were excited to read Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, Samuel R. Delany's next novel which starts in 2007 and covers the relationship between two men over a 70-year period. But it turns out the troubles at publisher Alyson Books have put him back to square one — Delany tells us his agent is shopping the… » 1/03/11 3:30pm 1/03/11 3:30pm

Harlan Ellison, Samuel R. Delany receive lifetime achievement awards

Two of the field's most respected authors will receive recognition for the ways in which they transformed science fiction. Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison will receive, respectively, the 2010 and 2011 Eaton Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction from the University of California, Riverside. Ellison… » 7/22/10 9:30am 7/22/10 9:30am

One Author's List Of Quite Possibly Essential Science Fiction Includes…

Vinconium and Light author M. John Harrison posted a list of "some interesting science fiction" that's been causing lots of discussion — it's not framed as a list of essential SF reading, or the greatest SF books of all time, just books that "turned [Harrison] on when he read them." And yet, it looks like a pretty… » 5/14/09 4:00pm 5/14/09 4:00pm

io9 Talks To Samuel Delany About Greenwich Village

Samuel Delany launched his science fiction career surrounded with mutants and mind-freaks, in the Greenwich Village of the 1960s. So he seemed like the perfect person to talk to when I was writing an epic blog post about aliens, mutants and telepathic acid in the Village a while back. I got in touch with him with some… » 2/22/08 12:40pm 2/22/08 12:40pm