In the romance world, including the science fiction subgenre, one of our favorite things to write and to read is a strong cast of supporting characters. We hope many of them will go on to have their stories told in a future book. Here are some fan favourites.
A new fantasy entry for the greatest fantasy novels of all time.
The character of the young Arthur, known as Wart, was so finely crafted that famous authors such as J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman have confessed to borrowing elements of the character for their own stories.
A new addition to the Greatest SF&F works of all time!
An 8th tome is added to our running list of – THE GREATEST FANTASY NOVELS OF ALL TIME
The latest induction into the Greatest of All Time list
Which novel has RK vetted for this go ’round? Read on to find out!
Read on to find the latest addition to The Greatest Fantasy Novels of ALL Time
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Find out what novel has just been added to the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time list
What novel qualifies for the list of the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time?
Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s hilarious classic, The Great Explosion – possibly the funniest libertarian science fiction novel ever written.
An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology – The Space Opera Renaissance
A collection of books and recent endeavors from notable authors in 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.
A collection of authors talk about some of their greatest works.
Notable and award winning authors talk about what’s on their science fiction reading list.
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.
Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold is your typical medieval fantasy. There’s magic, and knights, and people in distress and political schemes. On the surface, it doesn’t seem much more than a carbon copy of everything else out there. However, Curse of Chalion does have a lot to make it stand out from the crowd. Among them, is Cazaril, the protagonist. He is not your typical, heroically minded, buffed-up warrior, handsome features hero. The interesting thing about Cazaril, is that he used to be.
Science fiction has a long future ahead. While this was my first Worldcon, I hope it will not be my last.
s\Some writers who might have started off in science fiction soon reveal their true selves when they start publishing what they really want to write about.
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
21st Century Pulp Artist There’s Something About Night Vale Interview with SFWA Grand Master Frederik Pohl Review: Destination: Planet Negro What if Every Superman Actor Was One Man? Why yes, I’m going to WorldCon by Christopher J Garcia La ciencia ficción no es diversión vacía A Fan’s History — Fanzines, Continued…. I Can’t Compete with […]
Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a “blogging vacation”, and I very much missed you and our ongoing genre mash-up conversation while I was gone. Now that I’m back, this month we’ll be looking at the ways in which speculative fiction intersects with spy fiction, from John Le […]
Like any good con report, we begin the proceedings well in advance of the event. Several months ago I was invited to attend the convention as a panelist – technically my first ever panel appearance at a science fiction convention (though not my first public presentation by a long shot: I’ve presented for radio and […]
With the Hugo Award voting coming to a close at the end of July, I find my attention being pulled towards the historical data surrounding the Hugo. The Hugo Award started in 1953 at the 11th WorldCon in Philadelphia. Originally named the Annual Science Fiction Achievement Award, the award’s unofficial name, the Hugo, became official […]
Today we are joined by legendary author Lois McMaster Bujold. Lois writes fantasy and science fiction that marches side by side with the greatest authors the genre has ever known. Her trophy case includes five Hugos, three Nebulas, three Locus, a Skylark, a Mythopoeic, and numerous other awards. Her list of nominations has grown so […]
Last week, we talked about paranormal romance and the ways in which it uses longstanding cultural archetypes (vampires, werewolves, etc.) to explore power, sexuality, and possibly even deeper existential themes. But speculative fiction is composed of both fantasy and science fiction, and speculative romance is no different. So how does science fiction romance differ from […]