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message or movement?
Does Science Fiction Have a Moral Imperative to Address Climate Change?
Today, in cities across the globe, millions of people are taking part in the Global Climate Strike, an international movement to bring awareness to the...
protesting too much
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...
dreaming the future
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books with a Powerful Message of Social Justice
From The Time Machine to Kirk and Uhura‘s unprecedented kiss, speculative fiction has long concerned itself with breaking barriers and exploring...
The Strata of a Writer: N.K. Jemisin’s
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?
N.K. Jemisin has had a helluva year. In August, she became the first novelist to pick up three Hugo awards for best novel in a row—all three for the...
7 Times Sci-Fi and Fantasy Went Full “Deep State”
One of the strangest gifts the current political situation in the U.S. has given us is the concept of the “Deep State,” a so-called shadow...
Blogging the Nebulas:
The Stone Sky
Is a Climactic Novel in Every Sense of the Word
Editor’s note: The Nebula Awards are often described as the Academy Awards of SFF literature. Like the Oscar, the Nebula is voted on by the professional...
from a certain POV
You Are Reading a Blog Post About Point of View in N. K. Jemisin’s
The Broken Earth
The 2017 Nebula Award nominees were announced last week, and the Best Novel nod for N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky means all three books in The...
the final countdown
7 Series Enders We Loved in 2017
I have a friend who refuses even to start reading a series that hasn’t wrapped up. I get it. Lo, how many hearts have been broken by the long publishing...
The Logistics of Throwing Mountains: N.K. Jemisin Discusses The Broken Earth Trilogy
In 2015, N.K. Jemisin published The Fifth Season, and the world watched an already accomplished writer level up in a big way. The book—the beginning of...
The Stone Sky
Is a Trilogy-Ender That Reshapes the Face of Epic Fantasy
I know fantasy readers who won’t touch a series before it’s completed; the heartbreak of disrupted or elongated publishing schedules is simply...
many happy returns
Orbit Turns 10: Take a Look at a Decade of Milestones
Brent Weeks. Ann Leckie. N.K. Jemisin. James S.A. Corey. What do all these big names in sci-fi and fantasy have in common? Their debut novels were...
The Obelisk Gate
Offers No Easy Fix for a Broken World
For years and years, my roommate was a struggling actress, so I spent a fair amount of time hanging around the theater after shows, listening to the actors...
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