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7 Books That Weigh the Pros and Cons of Immortality
There are all sorts of ways to cheat death in science fiction and fantasy. It’s only natural: mortality is kind of a bummer, and a huge barrier to...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: A Winter’s Tale, Visions of Our Future, and a Return to an Interdimensional Library
The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden Arden’s debut novel is an incredible achievement, fusing Russian folklore and history into a thoroughly...
21 Fantasy Debuts We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017
Last week we told you about 19 science fiction debut novels coming this year that are currently scaling the peaks of Mount TBR. Today, we’re doing...
The Bear and the Nightingale
Is a Tale Full of the Magic of Winter
“All my life,” she said, “I have been told ‘go’ and ‘come.’ I am told how I will live, and I am told how I must die. I must be a man’s...
12 Manga We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017
New year, new manga. This year looks like it’s going to be a great one for the medium, with some tantalizing new series, extensions of older ones,...
by Vivian Shaw
We’ve been a bit preoccupied with forthcoming books recently, and debuts in particular. That’s why we were excited this morning to come across...
It Could Be Worse: George R. R. Martin Could Be Writing
The Winds of Winter
Yesterday, there was a bit of a George R.R. Martin-related dustup on ye olde internet when Paste Magazine put forth that the venerable, bearded author...
Catching Up with Ken Liu and The Dandelion Dynasty
Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. But you already knew that: he’s won the Nebula,...
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mailbag: Jan. 6, 2017
We’re back! After working from a remote igloo for a few weeks over the holiday break, we returned to the office to find our desks covered in enough...
19 Science Fiction Debuts We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017
Science fiction has always been about showing us the impossible, or depicting the possible in ways no one has imagined before. A debut sci-fi novel is,...
Throwback Thursday: The Sole Sci-Fi Novel of Jane Yolen, SFWA’s Newest Grand Master, Is a Mythopoetic Tale of First Contact
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recently announced Jane Yolen will be the 33th recipient of their Damon Knight Memorial Grand...
The Copper Cat Series Is Essential Reading for Lovers of Old School Sword & Sorcery
It’s easy to see why Jen William’s Copper Cat books made such a splash in the U.K., where the first two novels garnered British Fantasy Award...
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