Book vs. Television: Altered Carbon

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical comparison of Netflix's "Altered Carbon" adaptation and the source material.

Annalee Newitz’s 'Autonomous': Cyberpunk from the Female Perspective

Column by Bart Bishop February 27, 2018
A look at Annalee Newitz’s 'Autonomous', a science-fiction novel from 2017 that is influenced by cyberpunk in its tackling of Big Pharma and gender fluidity.

Octavia's Daughters: Meet the New Queens of Spec Fic

Column by Susan DeFreitas November 30, 2017
Miss the late, great Octavia Butler? Rejoice, for the Black female speculative tradition is alive and well and kicking all kinds of ass. (Sorry about your TBR pile.)

Parallels Between Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" and 'Blade Runner'

Column by Bart Bishop
A comparison between Ray Bradbury's 1950 short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" and the movie 'Blade Runner' and its sequel 'Blade Runner 2049'.

Magic for Beginners: 5 Tips for Fantasy Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 10, 2017
Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble.

5 Sci-Fi Stories for Crime Writers

Column by Nik Korpon June 5, 2017
What do Crime and Science Fiction stories have in common?

Book vs. Comic vs. Film: "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" vs. "Nada" vs. "They Live"

Column by Christopher Shultz
What better time to re-examine John Carpenter's satire on Reaganomics and its source material?

11 Nasty Women Dominating Weird Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 9, 2016
When it comes to weird fiction, these women are making great things happen.
Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Review by Gabino Iglesias
Beukes offers a wonderful mix of science fiction, horror, and smart writing in her latest collection.

7 Books About Colonialism

Column by Leah Dearborn November 22, 2016
Themes related to colonialism are explored by science fiction and fantasy authors as well as historians, because those genres offer fertile ground for experimentation with the laws of human behavior.
Daughter of Eden author Chris Beckett

An Interview with Chris Beckett about Science Fiction, Outsiderhood, and His New Novel 'Daughter of Eden'

Interview by Annie Neugebauer
An Interview with Chris Beckett about science fiction and fantasy, outsiderhood, creating a believable alien planet, and his new novel 'Daughter of Eden'.
Bookshots: 'The Warren' by Brian Evenson

Bookshots: 'The Warren' by Brian Evenson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Evenson's latest is a sci-fi novella that takes on nothing less than the nature of identity and what it means to be "human."

The Rabid Puppies of Pelennor Fields

Column by Liam Meilleur August 18, 2016
Puppy power, liberal cabals, and the impending Hugo Awards.

Darth Trump and Princess Hillary: How Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline' Mirrors the 2016 Election Year

Column by Bart Bishop August 10, 2016
A look at Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline', a novel that manages to be about the current election year without boring readers to tears.
EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Noon Signs with Angry Robot for Two Book Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Noon Signs with Angry Robot for Two Book Deal

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
New novel 'A Man of Shadows' due August 2017.
Bookshots: 'Neon Green' by Margaret Wappler

Bookshots: 'Neon Green' by Margaret Wappler

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Margaret Wappler’s 90s nostalgic debut.
Bookshots: 'The Invaders' Edited by Jacob Weisman

Bookshots: 'The Invaders' Edited by Jacob Weisman

Review by Leah Dearborn
Short stories that include a rocket-building squid and a man whose sex life alters time.
Bookshots: 'Stories of Your Life and Others' by Ted Chiang

Bookshots: 'Stories of Your Life and Others' by Ted Chiang

Review by Max Booth III June 15, 2016
A look at Ted Chiang's infamous science fiction collection.
17th Century Work May Be First Science Fiction Novel Ever Written

17th Century Work May Be First Science Fiction Novel Ever Written

News by Raine Winters May 24, 2016
…and now the book is being rewritten for modern times.
Bookshots: 'The Final Programme: The Cornelius Quartet 1' by Michael Moorcock

Bookshots: 'The Final Programme: The Cornelius Quartet 1' by Michael Moorcock

Review by Leah Dearborn
A bit of camp, but worthwhile reading for science fiction fans who want to trace the progression of both the author and the genre he partially helped to form.
Bookshots: 'Travelers Rest' by Keith Lee Morris

Bookshots: 'Travelers Rest' by Keith Lee Morris

Review by Leah Dearborn
There's a town east of the Cascade Mountains where wayward souls are drawn. Their cars break down, blizzards lure them off the highway for the night. Most of them never leave again.
Bookshots: 'Bats of the Republic' by Zachary Thomas Dodson

Bookshots: 'Bats of the Republic' by Zachary Thomas Dodson

Review by Leah Dearborn
After The Collapse, society has slowly rebuilt itself into an alternate reality where blood and heredity reign.

5 Things 'The Martian' Film Needs to Live Up to the Book

Column by Rajan Khanna September 25, 2015
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' releases on October 2. But will it live up to the novel? Rajan Khanna looks at 5 things the film needs.

Sink or Swim: 10 Things I Learned Writing My Second Novel

Column by Rajan Khanna September 10, 2015
Rajan Khanna offers up lessons learned from writing 'Rising Tide,' his second novel and the sequel to 'Falling Sky.'

Falling Without a Parachute: Lessons Learned from My First Novel

Column by Rajan Khanna
Rajan Khanna's first novel, 'Falling Sky', sold without an ending. Here are some lessons learned from the novel's conception through its publication.