Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books from Fran Wilde, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Joe Hill, as well as some debuts from the likes of Ada Palmer, Kat Howard, and Todd Lockwood, and more.
There’s something kind of awesome about a big book that you can sink your teeth into... but some books just overstay their welcome a bit. Sometimes, an author just needs an editor to come in and slash ‘n’ burn a bit. Which book would you have loved 100 percent if it was just 100 pages shorter?
October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother
What do science fiction and fantasy books have in store for you this fall? There are new fantasy series by Tad Williams and Jacqueline Carey. A brand new Culture novel by Iain M. Banks. Collaborations between Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, and Larry Niven and Gregory Benford. A classic Gene Wolfe novel. A massive…
We're in the middle of a flood of literary novels that play with science fiction ideas right now. What's causing it? And how can science fiction benefit from all of this fresh energy?
We caught up with bestselling author Justin Cronin, whose novel The Passage depicts a post-apocalyptic world of psychic vampires. He told us what makes his vamps tick, and also what's in store for the Ridley Scott-produced Passage movie.
Mashup novels are all the rage right now, mixing zombies with classic lit or scifi with westerns. Last week at Comic-Con a panel of writers including Scott Westerfeld and Naomi Novik talked about the best and worst of mashup lit.
The Passage by Justin Cronin is getting raves from people like Stephen King, and Ridley Scott has already optioned the post-apocalyptic vampire epic from the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning literary author. But is it any good? Bookslut's Janet Potter evaluates. Spoilers ahead...
June brings speculative fiction for every taste. Priest returns to the world of Boneshaker, and Miéville offers up a giant-squid epic. And whet your scifi appetite with some adventurous new short stories.