Some argue that our persistent habit of linking the sci-fi and fantasy genres is unfair—that although we often speak of them in the same breath (even shorthand them as “SFF”), they are very different beasts. Science fiction is supposed to be based on actual scientific possibility, right? And fantasy is the stuff of dreams and nightmares: imagined worlds that can […]
Sometimes, wisdom arises in the strangest of places, like a conversation between a witch and her cat. “Wickedness depends on where you’re standing, doesn’t it?” the cat tells her, not only making a salient point, but also summing up a central theme of Garth Nix’s new collection of short stories, To Hold the Bridge.
Puppies be damned—the hottest topic during this year’s Hugo Award (which will be handed out tomorrow night at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland) is sure to be the inaugural Best Series Award. Each year, the World Science Fiction Society has the authority to introduce new Hugo categories for a trial run; if they work out, […]