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 […]
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 […]
Gary offers up his own (well-informed) listicle of influential Science Fiction
Part II of Steve’s review of an excellent SF and fantasy collection of stories by San Francisco’s Lisa Mason.
Steve repeats (with lots of new edits) a column from 2013 about one of his favourite movie series.
The most difficult speculation for a science fiction writer to undertake is to imagine correctly the *secondary* implications of a new factor.
Star Trek – in all of its iterations – always engages with these thirteen plots
For his second “perfect” genre movie, Steve calls your attention to gravel-voiced Vin Diesel’s first genre movie, Pitch Black. Science fiction films don’t get a whole lot better, in Steve’s opinion!
If, in science fiction, money has no real meaning, than what the hell is your day-job exactly for?
In the face of an uncaring universe driven by physics and mathematics, what is fair?
he sidekick is often the one person who sees the “real” hero. The more far-future and fantastic the world becomes, the more essential this kind of character is.
Orbit announces the acquisition of Alex White’s newest space opera
Galactic Gladiators! Thumbs up for Anna Hackett’s Centurion
The Spanish Association of Fantasy Science Fiction and Terror (AEFCFT) announces the first number of Opportunity magazine
An interview with French author Jean Christophe Gapdy, including a brief discussion of “Francofuturism”
Do authors think about genre classification while creating? Or only when it comes to listing it for the market?
I guess if you’re a gilr who can move sh*t with your mind, there’s bound to be random sh* flying through the air…
Flash fiction by Veronica Scott
A budding writer’s dream – growing up with a library in the house
The 5th Gender – a cozy mystery science fiction and queer romantic comedy with a healthy dose of social commentary
Is Amazing Stories the world’s first science fiction magazine? Yes. Did it get there all on its lonesome? No.
Check out this month’s new SF releases
In this week’s viewing: Dr. Stone takes a good look around, Granbelm looks for everyday magic, and more!
Is it science fiction romance with adventure. Or maybe it’s space opera with space marines and romantic elements.
When writing for translation – let your identity and cultural background take the lead
Watch Ovum from Dust!
You knew we were going to get here sooner or later, didn’t you. One of the most interesting things about aliens showing up in videogames is that they often serve the same purpose as they do in broader science fiction.
Many times a story isn’t so much about what happens at the ending, but rather the journey taken to get there. In fact the “road trip” movies of the 70’s and 80’s are a genre […]
Kimberly Unger dives into her first post about science fiction in video games with a look at Anthem from Bioware, an MMO based on the concept of terraforming.
London Comic Con – cohabiting costumes and cosplay (lots of pichurs!)