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 8:00pm8/01/14 8:00pm

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 4:57pm8/23/12 4:57pm

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

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 2:48pm8/07/12 2:48pm

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

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 7:29pm8/03/12 7:29pm

Robert Downey, Jr. says the Iron Man 3 script is amazing. Plus tons more details on the Evil Dead reboot!

Ben Kingsley might join the cast of the Ender's Game adaptation. Director Peter Berg explains why you should take the Battleship movie seriously. Fox executive Tom Rothman promises they're not messing around with their new X-Men, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four movies. »12/09/11 9:00am12/09/11 9:00am

Ask Richard Kadrey whatever you want about the new Sandman Slim novel, Aloha from Hell

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 5:16pm10/18/11 5:16pm

Richard Kadrey twists the unholy knife, in a brand new excerpt from the third Sandman Slim novel

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 11:30am9/30/11 11:30am

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

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 11:49pm2/18/11 11:49pm

Richard Kadrey: Trash culture is more subversive than art could ever be

"I am a very big believer in the power of trash: trash pop culture, trash literature. I really have a lot of affection and belief in that stuff, because art scares people. Trash, pop culture doesn't. You can put in all the subversive crazy stuff you want in trash culture that will change people's perceptions of the… »10/12/10 7:04pm10/12/10 7:04pm