Though ostensibly genres of escapism, some of the best and most entertaining government agencies—hardly two words synonymous with “fun”—ever conceived were invented by sci-fi and fantasy writers. Of course, these speculative agencies, departments, and extra-legal bureaus tend towards the ungovernable, the incomprehensible, and the unregulatable—which makes them more or less just like the government agencies […]
For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s can’t-miss new SFF releases.
In the twin worlds of science fiction and fantasy, sequels aren’t just a fact of life; they’re entirely welcomed. Us nerds are a wordy people, and it always seems like a waste when an author creates a brilliant and engaging world, only to have it disappear after a mere one book. Can you imagine? That’s […]
After a six-week hiatus, the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mailbag returns! If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been doing with all the packages piling up around the office, wonder no more! We’re going to be checking in monthly now instead of weekly, but there will still be all the same thrills and chills you’ve come […]