Interviews

Beneath the Surface: Jeff VanderMeer on 'Annihilation'

An intrepid fabulist on the making of his new science fiction epic.

 

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The Human Division

A serialized war of worlds packs the analogous power of militaristic SF old and new.

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Dual Singularity

In two new books, Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross explore a future near to hand, and one a little more distant.

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Grand Schemes

Two new works of science fiction demonstrate the limitless potential of the Big Idea.

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Fight the System

Future dystopias are the settings for a growing number of stories for teens.

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The Children of the Sky

The long-awaited sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep explores a post-Singularity universe.

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The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

Science fiction authors aid the war effort during WWII with fruits of their imaginations made real.

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Reviews & Essays

Embassytown

A heady new novel harks back to the 1970s science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and Doris Lessing.

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The Icebreaker

A  celebration of Russian satirist Vladimir Sorokin, a Swiftian writer whose work is steeped in the tropes of science fiction.

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In Brief

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

This debut novel is a bravura performance, rejuvenating the time travel subgenre with intellectual and emotional energy.

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Blonde Bombshell

Highly evolved alien dogs, a beautiful businesswoman, and a spy named Mark Twain figure in a delirious science-fiction farce.

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Full Steam Ahead

Four new literary adventures suggest that the hybrid genre of steampunk is still on the boil.

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Galileo's Dream

From the award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy, an intellectual adventure that shuttles between the 17th and 31st centuries. Read more...