The Kings of Steam: Remembering the Work of Jay Lake and Brandon Black

Column by Jay Wilburn
Authors Jay Lake and Brandon Black (James Louis Butler III) both made their impacts on the subgenre of steampunk before their passing. Jay Wilburn discusses their work as a reader and fan.

The Best Star Trek Novels: A Personal List

Column by BH Shepherd
A few fondly remembered favorites from a well-read fan.

Celebrating a Centenary of Ray Bradbury

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
If you’re only familiar with Ray Bradbury from being assigned 'Fahrenheit 451' in English class, you're missing out. To celebrate a centenary of Bradbury, here's a look at the man behind the books.

A Cheat Sheet to This Year's Nebula Awards Nominees

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Another drumroll, please — the Nebula Awards are almost upon us! Here's a breakdown of all the categories in a quick and easy cheat sheet.
An Interview with Peter Clines: NYT Bestselling Author of The Threshold Series

An Interview with Peter Clines: NYT Bestselling Author of The Threshold Series

Interview by Autumn Christian
An interview with Peter Clines about his new book "Terminus", and over which literary luminary would fin in a fist fight.

The Mandalorian With No Name: How Star Wars Fuses Sci-Fi and Westerns

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at the genre-bending storytelling of "The Mandalorian."
Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie Shoot Their Shot with "Money Shot"

Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie Shoot Their Shot with "Money Shot"

Interview by Joshua Chaplinsky
The writers behind the new sci-fi/comedy comic book MONEY SHOT talk aliens, sex, and sex with aliens.

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Primer

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
An overview of the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, which explored new frontiers and broke new ground in science fiction and fantasy.

The Power of Ray Bradbury's Short Stories

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner August 22, 2019
It's Ray Bradbury's birthday. Let's celebrate by talking about the art of short story writing and his contribution.

Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Hugo Nominees

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 23, 2019
The Hugo Award winners will be announced in August. Here's what you need to know about the finalists.
Review: "I Dream of Mirrors" by Chris Kelso

"I Dream of Mirrors" by Chris Kelso

Review by Gabino Iglesias
Chris Kelso explores humanity's collapse and identity in "I Dream of Mirrors."
"A People's Future Of The United States" Edited By Victor LaValle And John Josep

"A People's Future Of The United States" edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams

Review by Christopher Shultz
This new anthology takes an imaginative look into the future, and while the picture looks grim in places, it's optimistic in others.

"Space Odyssey": How Science Fiction Can Predict the Future

Column by Bart Bishop September 4, 2018
A look at Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey", a comprehensive book on the making of "2001", and how science fiction authors like Arthur C. Clarke have influenced real-life scientists.

Catherynne M. Valente's 'Space Opera' and the Delights of a Plotless Novel

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Catherynne M. Valente’s 'Space Opera', an almost plotless novel that is more poetry than prose.

6 Female Sci-fi Writers You Should Read

Column by Emmanuel Nataf June 11, 2018
To celebrate Octavia Butler’s would-be 71st birthday, we’re featuring six female sci-fi writers who have helped shape the boundary-shattering genre.

Book vs. Television: Altered Carbon

Column by BH Shepherd March 6, 2018
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.