Tags: Science Fiction
  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume One by Martha Wells Guest Post: Martha Wells Recommends Older Science Fiction Books

    Today’s post for Sci-Fi Month is by fantasy and science fiction author Martha Wells. She’s written the Nebula-nominated novel The Death of the Necromancer, Wheel of the Infinite, Star Wars: Razor’s Edge, Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary, Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement, and much more. My introduction to her work was the first of the Books of the Raksura, The Cloud Roads, and I was immediately drawn in by the story of Moon, a young shapeshifter separated from the rest of his people. The […]

  • Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress Review of Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress

    Yesterday’s Kin is the newest science fiction book by award-winning author Nancy Kress. She has won two Hugo Awards and five Nebula Awards, and her fairly recent novella After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall was both a Nebula winner and a Hugo nominee. Four months ago, life on Earth was changed forever when an alien ship arrived and settled near the moon. The aliens were quick to convey the message that their mission was peaceful, and two […]

  • Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith Guest Post: Karina Sumner-Smith on Hope and Wonder in Science Fiction

    This month’s first official Sci-Fi Month post here is by Karina Sumner-Smith, author of the Towers Trilogy. I recently finished reading Radiant, the first book in the trilogy, and am now glad the other two books in the series will be released next year! Radiant is unique with some beautiful writing, and I also loved the friendship that developed between Xhea and Shai (like Karina Sumner-Smith I would love to read more SF/F books with great friendships between women). She’s […]

  • Far Orbit edited by Bascomb James Guest Post: Grand Tradition Science Fiction by Bascomb James

    Today I have a guest post by Bascomb James, editor of Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures, to share with you! He’s here to discuss the appeal and breadth of Grand Tradition Science Fiction, the common element binding the stories in Far Orbit together. This anthology, released a couple of weeks ago, contains a letter to science fiction by Elizabeth Bear and stories written by Gregory Benford, Tracy Canfield, Eric Choi, Barbara Davies, Jakob Drud, Julie Frost, David Wesley Hill, K. […]

  • The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin: Excerpt & Ebook Giveaway

    Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction novel The Lathe of Heaven was released as an ebook for the first time last month, and today I have an excerpt from chapter one to share with you as well as a chance to win the ebook! Like many of Ursula Le Guin’s novels, The Lathe of Heaven is an award winner: it won the Locus Award for Best Novel in 1972, and it also had the distinction of being nominated for both […]

  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown Review of Red Rising by Pierce Brown

    Red Rising, a debut novel by Pierce Brown, is a dystopia set on Mars and the first book in a trilogy. I’ve seen it being referenced as a young adult book a few times, but as far as I can tell, it is not being sold as a young adult novel. The publisher’s website does not list it as such so if you are looking for it in a bookstore, I don’t think it will be found in the young […]