Two Previously Unknown Octavia Butler Stories Are Getting Published!

Great news for fans of Octavia Butler's mind-expanding fiction: two previously unpublished stories of hers are coming out this June, in a single volume called Unexpected Stories. » 4/29/14 6:12pm 4/29/14 6:12pm

Science Fiction Authors on Black History Month

"When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren't there. And in Octavia Butler's works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world… » 2/14/14 6:35pm 2/14/14 6:35pm

Words of Wisdom from Walter Mosley: If publishers tell me which genre…

Good news! Walter Mosley, best known for his Easy Rawlins novels, will be publishing more science fiction next year — he has a series of SF novellas coming from Tor, whom he describes as "THE science fiction publisher." They'll be packaged as one or more flipbooks. » 12/07/11 8:17am 12/07/11 8:17am

What would you give up for an Alzheimer's Disease cure?

A 91-year-old man suffering from dementia gets offered a new drug that gives him a stark choice, in Walter Mosley's new novel. Are we finally going to get an Alzheimer's disease novel to compete with Vernor Vinge's Rainbow's End? Spoilers... » 11/11/10 7:00am 11/11/10 7:00am

Afro Futurist Lit Is Bleaker Than Cyberpunk

In the Afro-futurist fiction of Walter Mosley and Octavia Butler, the heroes are often at the mercy of the system, writes blogger Christopher Bradley. That isn't so much the case for Cyberpunk's outsider heroes, he points out. » 12/08/08 1:00pm 12/08/08 1:00pm

Anne Heche Vs. Malcolm McDowell, With A Bio-Slave's Rights At Stake

The anthology series Masters Of Science Fiction is finally coming to DVD in the U.S. — a full year after ABC ran four out of the six episodes during the August lull. The four episodes include one brilliant standout: "Jerry Was A Man," based on a Robert Heinlein story about a genetically engineered chain-smoking slave… » 6/16/08 12:48pm 6/16/08 12:48pm