Congratulations Don DeLillo! The indispensible author of postmodern/slipstream novels (with the occasional foray into straight-up science fiction) is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. To celebrate, here are Noma Bar and Dutch Uncle’s DeLillo cover designs.
These days, it seems like every other literary novel has speculative fiction ideas buried in it. This isn't a trend that suddenly burst out of nowhere — "literary" writers have been playing with fantastical notions forever. Here are 10 great literary books you didn't know were science fiction or fantasy.
Hey David Cronenberg, is that a giant rat creature in your trailer or are you just happy to see us? Because we're sure as hell glad to see the first trailer for Cosmopolis, Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel. In this film, Robert Pattinson tries to get a haircut while a semi-futuristic Manhattan (and…
Only a fool would make light of the Deepwater oil spill right now. But as Don DeLillo's 1984 novel White Noise shows us, jokes are the only way to cope with the psychological burden of environmental disaster.