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Great Gift Books for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan In Your Life
Whether you’re a hardcore science-fiction fan and fantasy aficionado or you’re trying to shop for one, this year’s crop of sci-fi/fantasy is...
5 Books That Predicted The Internet
Someday I’ll be able to tell my daughter that I grew up in a time before the internet, and she’ll look at me the same way I used to look at my...
Zadie Smith Is Writing a Science Fiction Novel and Loves
Game of Thrones
—Excuse Us While We Die
Zadie Smith, author of bestsellers like NW and White Teeth, is in the process of writing a fantasy-inspired book. According to a recent article in...
The Genre-Blending Epic
The Psalms of Isaak
I’ve written extensively over the past decade on the changing landscape of genre fiction: the rigidly defined boundaries between genre categories have...
What It’s Like to Read ENDER’S GAME as an Adult
I didn’t read Ender’s Game as a child. I love sci-fi now, but I wasn’t into it as a kid. I think I was intimidated by the books my uncle...
Sci Fi & Fantasy Characters That Should Never—Ever—Shave!
I’ve had a caveman beard for most of my adult life, so I know firsthand—society frowns upon an abundance of facial hair. Recent studies have concluded...
Should We Pay Attention to Literary Awards?
Over the weekend, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced the winner of this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel: Kim Stanley...
10 Science Fiction Movies That Will Blow Your Mind
Before I start, let me be clear about one thing: this is not a list of the best SF movies of all time—although if I were to compile my top picks, some of...
Jane Austen + Magic + Swordfights = Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamour in Glass
Editor’s note: Joel is reading his way through the finalists for the 2012 Nebula Award for best sci-fi/fantasy novel. Read his introduction here....
5 Things You Didn’t Know About This Year’s Nebula Award Nominees (Unless You’re a Geek)
The Nebula Awards are one of my favorite dorky events of the year....
10 Profound Science Fiction Quotes From the ‘50s
I know more than a few people who absolutely refuse to read genre novels that have been out for more than a few decades—if it’s not a new release,...