Must Listen: Great SF authors discuss the many planets of the Amazons

Sarah Hall, author of the Tiptree Award-winning novel Daughters of the North, narrates a fantastic two-part BBC radio series, Cat Women of the Moon, all about "the popular motif in science fiction of an all-women society surviving without men." The first half is more about "relations between the sexes," while the… » 1/11/12 1:45pm 1/11/12 1:45pm

Do You Really Want Science Fiction Books To Be More Literary?

When will "the literary establishment" start taking science fiction more seriously? Everybody from Michael Chabon to David Hartwell wants to know. But would most readers really be happy if science fiction actually became more literary? Here's our list of things that might change about science fiction if it took on… » 9/17/08 5:00pm 9/17/08 5:00pm

Sarah Hall's Dystopian Fable Wins The Tiptree Award

Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army, the future dystopian novel I reviewed a while back, has won this year's James Tiptree Jr. Award. I was lucky enough to be on the jury for the Tiptree, which recognizes science fiction and fantasy stories that consider gender in a new and interesting way, and we were all blown away by… » 4/15/08 12:00pm 4/15/08 12:00pm