Any science fiction and fantasy reader can rattle off a list of the Golden Age masters: Bradbury, Asimov, Heinlein, Herbert, Tolkien, LeGuin. But what are the new classics? The recent works we’ll still be talking about in 50 years? Below, you’ll find our picks: 15 unmissable sci-fi and fantasy milestones from the past 15 years.
Every industry has it major awards, science fiction and fantasy included. If the Hugo Awards are the SF/F Oscars, the Nebulas are the Golden Globes. Given out by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of American (SFWA), the awards highlight the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror works each year, and form a formidable reading list to […]
It’s the debut author’s dream, to write a book that springs out of nowhere and achieves the literary hat trick: killer reviews, an avalanche of awards, and (lest we forget) monstrous sales. That it happened to Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, a grim, dystopic environmental sci-fi novel, surprised no one more than its author, who assumed […]
In 2009, Paolo Bacigalupi erupted onto the science fiction main stage with The Windup Girl. He had begun publishing a decade before, releasing a handful of critically acclaimed short stories, earning a number of nominations for the Nebula and Hugo awards, and helping to propel the novel into bookstores on a wave of goodwill from his peers and reviewers. In […]