War. Racism. Global warming. Donald Trump. There are so many reasons to fear the future, but there are also a few reasons to continue getting out of bed in the morning for the next 12 months— they all just happen to be pop culture events. We’ve been discussing 2016’s best movies, TV shows and more in depth, but here…
Good news: The kickstarter-funded “Geek Girl” comic anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is getting worldwide distribution through Dark Horse. The Mary Sue have revealed that the collection, featuring work from Margaret Atwood, Kate Leth, Mariko Tamaki, and many more will be out in October 2016.
This is perhaps one of the silliest, yet most exciting strings of words I’ve ever had to contemplate: Dark Horse have announced that iconic Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood is writing her first ever graphic novel. It’s called Angel Catbird, and it’s basically Atwood getting her hands on Cat-Hawkman.
A world ravaged by climate change is hard to imagine—but that world could be in our future, unless we do a better job of imagining it now. So we’re lucky that some of our most talented authors have tackled the challenge of depicting an environmental apocalypse.
Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books.
As the American west continues to dry out, science fiction about climate change is beginning take hold. Books from authors such as J.G. Ballard, Margaret Atwood and Paolo Bacigalupi are creating a new subgenre: Climate Fiction, stories about Earth and how its changes are impacting humanity.
Margaret Atwood is famously averse to having her work (accurately) described as science fiction. But she’s happy enough to be called a “geek girl,” and to draw a comic for a new book called The Secret Loves of Geek Girls.
We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman. But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach ordinary people about the Dismal Science. Here are 22 great science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you make sense of economics.
Dozens of prominent writers, including Margaret Atwood and Michael Morpurgo, have expressed "profound alarm" in light of the Oxford University Press's decision to drop a number of words associated with nature and the countryside from its children's dictionary.
Every month the Wall Street Journal's Book Club features a famous author leading its readers through a discussion of a book of their choice. This month, it's Margaret Atwood, and she's chosen Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea.
A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But some of science fiction's most famous authors have just kept pushing the limits of storytelling. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy authors whose books only got…
A thousand spruce trees have just been planted in a forest near Oslo. In a century, the trees will be cut down and made into paper to print books that have never been read before. The project is called the Future Library, and Margaret Atwood has agreed to contribute the collection's first work.
Every few years, there's another essay insisting that irony is ruining culture. Hipsters and postmodernism have created an insincere world where nothing means anything. But you never hear anybody insisting that irony has ruined science fiction. That's because irony is part of the creative life-force of the genre.
Sadly, you won't be able to read Margaret Atwood's new book. When it's finally published you'll be dead. Well, you'll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won't be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn't the only book.
A summer! But which of the seventy-five summers I have spent? The summer of 1957, when I was a waitress at a boys' camp on an island in Lake Huron and first ate a rattlesnake? The summer of 1965, when I was writing The Edible Woman in exam booklets on a card table in Vancouver? Perhaps the summer of 1976, when we took…
Director Darren Aronofsky is the latest big-name filmmaker to turn his talents toward TV, and we're very excited for his small-screen project: an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's apocalyptic MaddAddam trilogy for HBO.
We're living in a golden age of apocalyptic books right now, with everybody from Margaret Atwood to Cormac McCarthy to Colson Whitehead telling apocalyptic tales. We've had a plague apocalypse, and an apocalypse where children's voices are toxic. But the insomnia plague in Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon is still…
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then it would be several decades before someone created the space travel technology for men and women to finally meet. Perhaps that's why so many writers, moviemakers and artists have imagined places where only one gender run their worlds. These stories illustrate that…
Today, we learned some reasons to always be kind to crows, conquered alien empires on the most important battlefield of all (our minds), and got the inside scoop on Margaret Atwood's writing process from the world's foremost Margaret Atwood expert: Margaret Atwood.
In October, the io9 book club read Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. Today from 12:00-1:00 PDT, Atwood is here to answer your questions! Ask her about the apocalypse series that begins with Oryx and Crake, or about her incredible writing career.