I am a Mad Scientist: Using Real Science to Help Write Science Fiction

I am an actual, real-life "mad scientist." Don't believe me? In the past five years, my scientific expertise has helped create a horde of engineered monsters rampaging their way across a secret island research base, an evolutionary off-shoot of humanity that feeds on the weak of San Francisco, and a… » 1/21/14 11:37am 1/21/14 11:37am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in January

You won't survive this coming month without some great stories to carry you through. Luckily, January is just chock full of amazing reads, including fantasy epics, space adventures and near-future weirdness. Here are all January's most essential science fiction and fantasy books! » 1/02/14 12:39pm 1/02/14 12:39pm

Gorgeously Animated and Ultra-Bloody Trailer for Scott Sigler's …

Book trailers are often kind of underwhelming — but every now and then, you get one that feels like it should be an actual movie. Like this trailer for Scott Sigler's new monster-filled novel Nocturnal, which he's describing as "Lethal Weapon Meets Hellboy." Some of the most beautiful carnage we've seen in ages —… » 4/09/12 10:57am 4/09/12 10:57am

April Books: Stephen King's Dark Tower, Neal Stephenson's Weird…

The book world has some treats in store for you this month — including a brand new novel in Stephen King's Dark Tower universe, and the first book of Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear's Mongoliad. John Shirley revises and updates his groundbreaking cyberpunk trilogy. There are more jazz-age vampires and Regency magicians,… » 4/06/12 1:07pm 4/06/12 1:07pm

Scott Sigler's book trailer goes for the Full Horror

Book trailers are always a bit like low-budget short films, but this trailer for Scott Sigler's bio-horror film Ancestor relishes its exploitation movie cred. It's flesh-rippingly awesome, and more than enough to get you primed for mad-science nastiness. » 6/07/10 5:30pm 6/07/10 5:30pm

The Greatest Nerdy Gift Books In The Galaxy

If you're looking for an awesome gift for the uber-geeks in your life, then nothing is better than a book. We've collected a gift guide, covering everything from SF classics to Star Wars to astronaut lore, for your favorite nerds. » 12/15/09 5:31pm 12/15/09 5:31pm

Six Books Best Enjoyed on Your iPod

Reading isn't just for your eyes any more. Many authors are podcasting their stories long before they ever go to print. If you want to hear what you've been missing, we have a few recommendations to get your ears started. » 11/19/09 8:30am 11/19/09 8:30am

Pathogens with a Purpose Are Stalking Humanity in "Contagious"

If you love hard science thrillers, you'll want to check out Scott Sigler's new novel Contagious. It's about a terrifying epidemic caused by a virus with a mind of its own. » 12/16/08 6:28pm 12/16/08 6:28pm