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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: A Workers’ Rebellion on Silicon Isle, Mage Warfare, and a Sci-Fi Legend’s Hopeful Vision of the Future

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: A Workers’ Rebellion on Silicon Isle, Mage Warfare, and a Sci-Fi Legend’s Hopeful Vision of the Future

Cruel Fate, by Kelly Armstrong Since finishing off the Cainsville urban fantasy series a few years back, Kelly Armstrong has continued the tale in a series...
8 Science Fiction Novels That Explore the “Human Dilemma”

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8 Science Fiction Novels That Explore the “Human Dilemma”

Science fiction has home court advantage when it comes to robots, artificial intelligence, interstellar voyages, and distant futures. Sometimes that makes...
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler’s Tale of Hard-Won Hope, is Back in a New Edition

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Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler’s Tale of Hard-Won Hope, is Back in a New Edition

During my college years in the mid-1990s, I worked in a largely black neighborhood and frequently stopped in to a small, cluttered corner drugstore to pick...
10 Science Fiction Books Featuring Interplanetary Religious Missions

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10 Science Fiction Books Featuring Interplanetary Religious Missions

The word “mission” has something of a triple meaning. A mission can be a group of people tasked with political, cultural, or scientific...
8 Brilliant Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classic Books

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8 Brilliant Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classic Books

Any adaptation of a book can never truly replace the original work, but it’s often revelatory to experience a story in a new medium; it’s like...
Uncanny Magazine #16, cover art by Galen Dara

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A Short List of Science Fiction & Fantasy That Celebrates Disability

Today is the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I don’t remember a life without the ADA. I don’t remember school...
Guest Post: 5 Books That Will Inspire You to Get Off Your A** and Build a Better Future, by Kameron Hurley

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Guest Post: 5 Books That Will Inspire You to Get Off Your A** and Build a Better Future, by Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley, who knows something from revolutions, has a new book out about two women who inhabit a broken world and must choose if they can work...
How John Jennings and Damian Duffy Transformed Octavia Butler’s Kindred into the Most Powerful Graphic Novel of the Year

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How John Jennings and Damian Duffy Transformed Octavia Butler’s Kindred into the Most Powerful Graphic Novel of the Year

In Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred, a black woman ends up living in the past—literally. Dana, a writer happily married to a white man in 1976, is...
Defining the Genre: 7 Novels of Afrofuturism

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Defining the Genre: 7 Novels of Afrofuturism

Science fiction and fantasy often serve as way to examine and cope with societal issues, past or present. Given how prevalent the idea of “otherness”...
6 Unsung Hits by Popular Authors

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6 Unsung Hits by Popular Authors

Some authors’ fiercest competition is their own bibliography. When you produce a bestselling masterpiece read the world over, everything else you...
6 SF Books to Read if You’re Worried About Climate Change

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6 SF Books to Read if You’re Worried About Climate Change

One could argue that the global rise of science fiction across almost every entertainment medium has something to do with the way the world seems to be...
7 Speculative Books for People Who Think They Hate Speculative Fiction

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7 Speculative Books for People Who Think They Hate Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is taking over the world. From the prospect of new Star Wars films, to blockbuster book success of The Hunger Games and A Game of...

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