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UCSC Living Writers Series Lineup

UC Santa Cruz announces its reading and lecture lineup

GOODBYE TO VONDA and MY FAVOURITE TV SHOWS

After a short absence, Steve returns to bid farewell to a beloved SF author, Vonda N. McIntyre, and to talk about his TV addiction... er, favourite shows!

Reread: Ancient Shores by Jack McDevitt

Ancient Shores is a fast paced tale of discovery and fear and the social struggles an advanced technology can have on civilization when it is dropped in our laps.

Obituario: Fracisco Porrúa (Corcubión, La Coruña, 1922 – Barcelona, 18 de...

Fracisco Porrúa, editor and translator of Bradbury, Borges, Simak & Sturgeon, passed away on December 18, 2014

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 13

he 13th inductee into our growing list of The Greatest SF Novels of All TIme!

Asni’s Art Blog: Beyond Earthsea

The only book by Ursula Le Guin, outside the Earthsea series, which has received consistent attention from artists and illustrators is The Left Hand of Darkness.

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

Rewind: Interview with SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin

A reprise of our interview with the champion of art and authors - Ursula K. Le Guin

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 5)

By and large, the illustrators on DeviantArt are far more respectful of how the characters are described by the author, than the professional illustrators responsible for the various cover versions.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 12

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. Kate Wilhelm is one of the cornerstones of the science fiction industry, and many consider this her best work.

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 4)

In this post, I would like to introduce my own visual interpretation of Earthsea and its places and characters

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 3)

I picked up the animated movie version from Studio Ghibli and was delighted to see Tenar pop up again. There must be a fourth book then!

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity.

Scide Splitters: The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell

Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s hilarious classic, The Great Explosion – possibly the funniest libertarian science fiction novel ever written.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 11

One author gets onto the list a second time!

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

The first thing to note is that there don't appear to be a lot of pictorial representations of Earthsea. The second thing is that artists seem to have a hard time visualizing the characters of the book the way they have been described by the author.

Entrevista con Scott Lynch, Autor Nominado al World Fantasy Award

An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 10

A well traveled novel makes its way on to our Best of All Time list.

The Greatest Science Ficition Novels of All Time Part 9

This week we are going back before the science fiction awards were created to find our entry into the list of the greatest science...

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 8

A new inductee into the Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 7

The Greatest SF Novels of ALL TIME list enters new territory!

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 6

RK Troughton continues to assemble a list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, based on objective measures

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 5

The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 4

Dune has now been added to our list of the Greatest SF Novels of All Time!

The 72nd Worldcon Voters will Forge History

The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 3

Continuing the assemblage of the greatest SF novels of all time - objectively

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 6

Who better to recommend a summer SF read than the authors themselves!

The Changing Face of Science Fiction Part 2

What has changed in Science Fiction? The best authors in the genre answer that very question.

Nebula Awards by the Numbers

Nebula Awards Weekend fast approaches. RK fills us in on some of the history of the awards.

The Secret of Writing Great Science Fiction Part 2

Writing advice from a stellar line up" David Brin, Gary K. Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, C.J. Cherryh, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Clarke and Michael Swanwick!