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Is a Thrilling Meditation on What Might Have Been
In his latest novel, Dark Matter, Blake Crouch asks us to imagine we’re fish, swimming in a pond. Within our cozy confines, we can swim all day, and in...
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5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series
Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed...
5 Intriguing Takes on Gender in Science Fiction
Science fiction is a genre of ideas, and a lot of world-building in sci-fi starts with tweaking one small part of our universe and extrapolating from...
Is Sci-Fi at Its Most Human
John Scalzi made a name for himself writing science-fiction in one of its classic forms: warfare in space. His excellent Old Man’s War series is a...
sci-fi throwback thursday
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Throwback Thursday: True Neuromance
With the new William Gibson book The Peripheral, the author’s first far-future story in two decades, arriving this month, it seems appropriate to take a...
Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie On How to Write the Sequel to an Award-Winning Debut
It would probably be faster to list all of the awards Ann Leckie didn’t win for her 2013 novel Ancillary Justice. Her trilogy-launching debut...
5 Forgotten Sci-Fi Novels That Deserve to Be Rediscovered
Books fade away. The center cannot hold. Even books that were best sellers, that were made into movies, that dominated pop culture for decades, can...
sci-fi & fantasy roundups
September Sci-Fi/Fantasy Roundup: Solving for Area X, a Bloody Battle for the Throne, and Performing Shakespeare in the End Times
Golden Princess: A Novel of The Change, by S.M. Stirling Stirling has now written 11 novels in the Emberverse, his sci-fi/fantasy mashup series...
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John Scalzi Explains the Secret to Writing Books Hollywood Will Love
Just a few months ago, I observed that it was a very good time to be John Scalzi: he was fresh off a 2013 Best Novel Hugo win for Redshirts, with a new...
August Sci-Fi/Fantasy Round-Up: Introverted Warlords, Reluctant Assassins, and Space Monks
This roundup of August’s most exciting sci-fi and fantasy releases features the latest installments of your favorite ongoing series, a few that will...
7 Book-to-TV Adaptations that Owe Their Success to
Game of Thrones
Four years on, I’m still shocked by the massive success of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sure, I expected it to look pretty (it’s HBO after...
Four Sci-Fi Retellings that Are Even Better than the Originals
It’s a popular cliché that science fiction is just regular fiction…IN SPACE! It certainly doesn’t help that Star Trek was pitched as “Wagon...