If you woke up in the body of a robot, having died years before, who are you really? You’re not the deceased, not really. At best, you’re a simulation. Yet you have their memories and […]
Prepare yourselves for the ULTIMATE in CONventions! CONtinuous! CONtinuous is so FRAKKING massive it makes ComicCon look like your grandma’s KNITTING circle! It’s so big that no COUNTRY in the entire world has a single convention […]
Steve takes you back to 1954, when newspapers cost a nickel and a bus trip through town was a dime. Back then SF writers were real men and women, not like today’s namby-pamby… er, he finds a lot of old SF fun and involving to read. He hopes you will too.
Dragons! Everybody loves them and they wing their way into all sorts of places in the fantasy genre. Author L.R. Lam was determined to find a fresh spin on the familiar creatures, however, and […]
There’s more to life than humanity, and in the hybrid anthology Life Beyond Us, editors Julie Nováková, Lucas K. Law and Susan Forest dig into the differences, why they matter, and why they should matter […]
Some stories beg to be written, and sometimes characters do the same. In author Kat Howard’s case, she intentionally left a door open for her character to walk through so she could write her again. […]
A new collection of short stories by Sally McBride is being published by Brain Lag Publications. It’s chock-full of terrific SF stories about aliens, people, bats, ghosts (okay, maybe that one’s kind of fantasy) and so on. Steve really liked it.
LIBROS Ha sido publicada “La infancia del mundo” la esperada nueva novela de Michel Nieva, editado por Editorial Anagrama. Dice la nota de prensa: “La infancia del mundo está escrita al ritmo frenético de las […]
“Hold on,” Cordwainer said, standing up from his navigation station and facing the clients. “Are you talking live cargo? I thought we were transporting a load of horns.” “Bowble horns are no good less’n they’re […]
This week Steve delves into the interesting genre of Fantasy Westerns. This particular book involves creatures of darkness and a gunslinger named Melinda who never misses. Did he like it? Read it and see.
As for why they needed an Egyptologist on bloody Mars of all places, I couldn’t tell. And no, it was not for the sake of the supposed ‘pyramid’ that people were losing their minds […]
In a 1973 letter to the editor of The Horn Book Magazine, my mother, Ursula K. Le Guin, took Roald Dahl’s books to task. While acknowledging her own “feelings of unease” about Dahl’s work, she […]
A beloved part of childhood celebrations has a darker past than most people realize — and for author Leopoldo Gout, this is only one secret that the past holds, which came to be part and […]
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I spotted the tourists before they even fully entered the bar, as they bounded too high in the Lunar gravity. One bumped his head on the entrance. Moments later I heard laughter. I pitched an ear […]
In The Shadow Galaxy: A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry, author J. Dianne Dotson explores spanning multiple genres and styles within a small package. J. DIANNE DOTSON: Back in the 1980s, I moved to […]
Truthfully, it started off as a joke. One shared between Gretchen, Annie, TJ, and I around a mess table on the lunar base, drinking in celebration of Gretchen’s daughter’s college graduation. Drinking too heavily, […]
What is described by translator Michael Berry as a sci-fi dystopian novel may actually be somewhat of a familiar tale to you. Come along in his Big Idea to see how Hospital, by Han Song, ended […]
“Knowledge and imagination are the life buoy and the extra lung for breathing outside the walls of a tainted reality.” Hassan Blasim Rob cursed at himself, loudly and long and with great creativity. He […]
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Terrance dug a groove into a slab of limestone, stenciling an ideograph into a large flat surface. It proved delicate work. The soft rock tended to chip and crack at the slightest application of horn, […]
This Big Idea, for Jane Yolen’s new book The Scarlet Circus, tangentially involves me! In, I must admit, a pretty flattering way. JANE YOLEN: I have loved John Scalzi, his work, and his Big Idea column […]
In celebration of National Library Lover’s Day, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist, is delighted to announce the fifth annual Summer Scares reading list, which includes […]
President and Publisher Devi Pillai announces the creation of Bramble, a new imprint of Tor Publishing Group dedicated to a wide array of romantic stories for the modern reader. From science fiction and fantasy to […]
If you’re a science fiction and fantasy fan looking to round out your TBR, I’ve compiled a list of 30 amazing SFF books by Black authors for you below. The books on this list reach […]
Patrons of the Bar-Soom fall into three classes. Some people believe the whole “Coldest Beer on Mars” thing. Some come for the view of Hellas Lake. But mostly, they come to hear the owner, Dave […]
This Anthology is a collection of 50 speculative fiction stories chosen from 1969 to 2019 by Gail Jamieson, long-time editor of the SFFSA clubzine, PROBE, and Gary Kuyper, multiple winners of the Nova competition and […]
Sword and Sorcery is an offshoot of the Fantasy genre. Some say it’s a sub-genre, some consider it a genre unto itself. Sword and Sorcery can be epitomized by the characters created by Robert E. […]
Finally, he had been chosen. He’d spent twelve years working the Kuiper belt, refining the processes and approaches for unmanned ships containing robot miners. He was one of the Company’s best engineers, and he was […]
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, editor & publisher from Nigeria. He won the Nebula, Otherwise, Nommo, British & World Fantasy awards and been a finalist in the Hugo, Locus, Sturgeon and […]
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