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UCSC Living Writers Series Lineup

UC Santa Cruz announces its reading and lecture lineup

Review: Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris...

Highlighting the popular speculative element, Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris Pak should be mandatory reading for both students and fans alike.

Rewind: Interview with Award-Winning Author Kim Stanley Robinson

We're visiting Kim Stanley Robinson again

Review: Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312

As with all Mr. Robinson’s books he involves his personal sensitivities to the environment and his ecological concerns within the story. Global warming has had profound effects on Earth and the parts of the story that take place there present these problems realistically.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 3

A collection of books and recent endeavors from notable authors in science fiction.

The Secret of Writing Great Science Fiction

While many have guarded the secret to great science fiction, others have agreed to share this wonderful insight. I asked some of the greatest minds in the industry to whisper their secrets to us. What follows is a mixture of method and advice.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 2

A collection of authors talk about some of their greatest works.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List

Notable and award winning authors talk about what's on their science fiction reading list.

The Changing Face of Science Fiction

Some of the brightest minds in the science fiction industry talk about how they perceived this ever evolving juggernaut, how the science fiction industry had changed since they first found their way into it, and where the industry was headed. What follows is their amazing insight.

Addicted to Science Fiction

Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

Interview with Award-Winning Author Kim Stanley Robinson

Stan writes science fiction that pushes the threshold of imagination into humanity’s possible future while turning a mirror on society. When not devising new societies and scientific breakthroughs, Stan spends his time hiking the mountain trails of Mars.

Memories of the World Science Fiction Convention 2013

Science fiction has a long future ahead. While this was my first Worldcon, I hope it will not be my last.

Walking the River at LoneStarCon 3

LoneStarCon 3 promises to be one of the truly landmark events in the history of science fiction. Something so magnificent owes a great debt to San Antonio Fandom

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

I'm not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I'm talking about vampires in the sense that they fill...
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Hugo Award by the Numbers

With the Hugo Award voting coming to a close at the end of July, I find my attention being pulled towards the historical data...

Amazing News Weekly – 6/23

NEW CONTEST! WIN A COPY OF HAUNTINGS, edited by ELLEN DATLOW Amazing Stories is giving away one copy of Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow via a random drawing on...

Characters: Swan Er Hong from 2312

Most reviewers seem to agree, Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312 is a book with well thought out science, beautiful descriptions, and a bold, interesting look...

The First Poem Written in Space

The real scandal is that it took anyone this long to write a poem in space. The solution is easy.

Crossroads: A Genre Darkly

World-building, extrapolation, analogy, conceptual breakthrough, thought experiment - these are science fiction's basic methods. Other genres might occasionally borrow them, but SF has sharpened them to a razor's edge. So what happens when this set of tools works alongside the themes, styles, and plot structures of noir?