Tagged in "literature"

Science fiction's most popular literary writers from Isaac Asimov to Stephen King and Frank Herbert

Top Dying Earth Science Fiction Books

Stephanie Gladwell
in Buyer’s Guide

A sub-genre of both fantasy and science fiction, the concept of a dying earth has been around for a while. Though its first origins remount back to the Romantic Era, its true shape took form much more...

Must Read Cyberpunk Books

Stephanie Gladwell
in Buyer’s Guide

Cyberpunk books are a distinctive cross-section of sci-fi narratives typically taking place in dystopian, near future settings, and featuring high-tech post-industrial societies, contrasted against a ...

Dystopian Science Fiction Authors You Must Read

James Lizowski
in Buyer’s Guide

In it's traditional definition, a dystopia illustrates a reality much worse than our own. Dystopian science fiction generally features an oppressive and totalitarian society where political, corporate...

Breakout Science Fiction Books of 2016

Rachel David
in Buyer’s Guide

One of the wonderful things about science fiction is that with every new breakout novel we don't just get a new story; we get the author's latest imagined reality rife with its own technology, history...

Best Emerging Fantasy Authors of 2016

Rachel David
in Buyer’s Guide

What once was pure science fiction is looking more and more like science fact. While I have no intention of abandoning my space travel and AI fiction, I have a soft spot for fantasy simply for its dis...

The Hot War: Bombs Away

Zach Foster
in Buyer’s Guide

Harry Turtledove doesn’t identify as an alternate history writer, but rather as “a historian who writes science fiction.” Bombs Away isn’t quite what most readers would think of as science fiction, bu...

Excerpt from 'Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon' by Ryan Sprague

Ryan Sprague
in Fiction

Ordinary people are seeing extraordinary things in our skies. And while reports of UFOs and their possible occupants are littered with dates, times, and descriptions, they rarely focus on those who've...

Reconstructing Lynch's 'Dune:' A Look at 'Dune Redux'

Mike G
in Entertainment

Once you’ve watched a few fan edits (also known as fan cuts) of commercially released feature films, you come to appreciate the extraordinary power of editing to change a movie. I found that particula...

Antimatter: X-mas Files Edition

Matt Swayne
in Culture

Sure. Sure. The Christmas season is full of crass commercialism. Materialist dogma -- of all varieties -- are on display everywhere. But the season has traditionally been regarded as a time of superna...

Interview with Mike Resnick

Joshua Sky
in Culture

At 74 years old, Mike Resnick is only hitting his stride. Just last week he handed in the eighth book he wrote this year, and he has clocked in 13 short stories and just sold a fantasy trilogy to DAW ...

The Mechanism

Omar Attia
in Fiction

A sci-fi screenplay

The Legacy of Hard Science Fiction

John Foley
in Culture

Hard science fiction embodies the essence of the genre, though science fiction does not always adhere to its principles. They do not call it science fiction for nothing, though sometimes it might seem...

Can Science Fiction Predict the Future?

Glenn McDonald
in Culture

"Well, you know, William Gibson was writing about that in 1984." It's become a running joke among my friends that I say something like this every few months, usually when discussion turns to the incre...

Irving Wallace Predictions of That Came True

Matthew Wilder
in Culture

Irving Wallace is a name from the past. If you are a Gen-X kid, you may have grown up in a world where every bathroom featured The Book of Lists, Wallace’s book (with kids Amy Wallace and David Wallec...

Thrilling 'Star Wars' Audio Books

James Lizowski
in Buyer’s Guide

Travel to a galaxy far, far away and never leave the comfort of your sedan. Any commute can be improved with a little help from the soothing sounds of a Wookiee. Audio books are a great way to immerse...

Word-Worlds

M. Thomas Gammarino
in Culture

Ted Chiang is among the greatest short story writers in the history of science fiction, and I've been recommending his work to students for years. That said, I was somewhat disappointed by Arrival, De...