Last night in Chicago, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Awards. The Award is one of the major honors in the science fiction field and is voted on by members of SFWA.
For a super-genre known for its imagination of radically different worlds and futurescapes, speculative fiction has always been considerably conservative. Spec-fic—an umbrella term encompassing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and some in-between works—has often contrasted fantastic worlds of…
This month, the io9 Book Club read Alaya Dawn Johnson's incredible book The Summer Prince. Johnson will be here today, from 2-3 PM PST, to answer any questions you have about that novel, about her 1920s vampire novels, about YA fiction, or about fantasy and science fiction writing in general.
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In April, we read The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!
Alaya Dawn Johnson’s The Summer Prince takes place in Palmeres Tres, a far-future Brazilian city ruled by women, where every five years a Summer King is elected to help rule for a year. Feted like a rock star, at the end of the year the Summer King selects a new Queen and is killed to guarantee his selection is…
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