Let’s Make A Sci-Fi

  Can three comedians create a legit sci-fi show? Comedians Ryan Beil, Maddy Kelly, and Mark Chavez are going to find out. Over eight episodes, they’ll try to write a serious, and seriously nerdy, pilot […]

US Certifies First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

The design is courtesy of Oregon-based NuScale Power, which has been working to certify a small modular reactor (SMR) design since 2007. At the NuScale’s core are up to 12 power modules, or natural circulation […]

Free Stories!

Split Decision by C. J. Peterson – FREE STORY

This week’s free science fiction story is by C.J. Peterson and introduces new challenges in diplomacy! Please enjoy the story as read by the author in audio or read the story below. In the viewport, […]

News

Scalzi Wins Heinlein Award

John Scalzi is the winner of the 2023 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for “outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.” Winners are chosen by a committee […]

2023 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2023 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2022 between now and June 1, 2023. To be considered for awards, all materials must […]

AMAZING NEWS: 1/22/23 (24, 25, 26…)

Ancient radio signals, native americans in space, Saturn plays peek-a-boo, new Ellison release, Chengdu changes dates and location, AI gets sued, D&D IP adventures and much more today on Amazing News

OpEd

Top SFF Books January 2023

As SciFI Now welcomes in the new year, they figured what better time than now to pull together a list of some of the best SFF books to read this January. Source: Top SFF Books […]

What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve

Today’s links What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve: We can protect our communities from commodification, but it takes work. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017 Colophon: Recent […]

Magic Systems Made Stronger with Science

This article on science and magic systems is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial […]

Science Fiction

Let’s Make A Sci-Fi

  Can three comedians create a legit sci-fi show? Comedians Ryan Beil, Maddy Kelly, and Mark Chavez are going to find out. Over eight episodes, they’ll try to write a serious, and seriously nerdy, pilot […]

COVER REVEAL for System Collapse by Martha Wells!

COVER REVEAL for System Collapse by Martha Wells! The million-copy, New York Times bestselling Murderbot series is back in another full-length novel adventure! Am I making it worse? I think I’m making it worse. Everyone’s […]

Scalzi Wins Heinlein Award

John Scalzi is the winner of the 2023 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for “outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.” Winners are chosen by a committee […]

Review: Sea of Rust

As my followers will know by now, I’m an avid speculative fiction fan. I spend a considerable amount of time scouring noteworthy sites, searching for suggestions and ideas for books to add to my reading […]

2023 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2023 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2022 between now and June 1, 2023. To be considered for awards, all materials must […]

Split Decision by C. J. Peterson – FREE STORY

This week’s free science fiction story is by C.J. Peterson and introduces new challenges in diplomacy! Please enjoy the story as read by the author in audio or read the story below. In the viewport, […]

The Big Idea: James L. Cambias

One advantage writers get when they work in different fields of writing is more tools for their professional toolbox — but as James L. Cambias points out in this Big Idea for The Scarab Mission, […]

Fantasy

Review: Mr Breakfast by Jonathon Carroll

Melville House Publishing, HB, £20.00 Reviewed by Rym Kechacha Describing a book as a philosophical novel of ideas might induce dread in some. You might be thinking about info dumps, quotations from obscure German thinkers, […]

Scalzi Wins Heinlein Award

John Scalzi is the winner of the 2023 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for “outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.” Winners are chosen by a committee […]

2023 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2023 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2022 between now and June 1, 2023. To be considered for awards, all materials must […]

Science

US Certifies First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

The design is courtesy of Oregon-based NuScale Power, which has been working to certify a small modular reactor (SMR) design since 2007. At the NuScale’s core are up to 12 power modules, or natural circulation […]

Scientists Have Successfully Reversed Aging in Mice

We’ve recently made some major strides toward understanding and managing aging on a larger scale. In 2022 alone, scientists found ways to predict a person’s lifespan, use fecal microbiota to “restore” youth in rodents, and make human […]