In Which Some Steampunk Novels are Discussed

Goggles, gaslights and gears, oh my! Steampunk is a steadily growing subgenre of speculative fiction. We review four current and forthcoming books that have been affixed with that label... in an elegant copperplate hand, naturally. » 8/12/09 10:59am 8/12/09 10:59am

Future Cities, The Steampunk Past, And Everything In Between

This month, spend some time in Victorian steampunk England, hunt down lost artifacts on Mars, or get to know Batman a little better. You could also grab a drink in post-apocalyptic Wales. All that and more, in July books. » 7/10/09 3:30pm 7/10/09 3:30pm

Science Versus Magic — Is There a Difference in the World of Fiction?

One of the biggest debates among people who like scifi — aside from the Star Wars vs. Star Trek thing — is where to draw the line between science and magic. Some adhere to the idea that magic is simply science that we don't yet understand, others feel that magic represents an essential mystery that can't be understood … » 7/08/08 3:22pm 7/08/08 3:22pm