Tags: Science Fiction
  • 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 […]

  • The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks Science Fiction Book Recommendations

    To close the Sci-Fi Month series of posts I’ve put up in November I decided to go back and give some recommendations about some of my favorite sci-fi books and series of all time. Since my husband has been reading science fiction much longer than I have I also asked him to contribute some of his favorites, which are after the dividing line below. Of course there are a lot of good books that we’ve left out, but the ones […]

  • Warchild by Karin Lowachee Review of Warchild by Karin Lowachee

    Warchild by Karin Lowachee won the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest in 2000 and was published a couple of years later. It was followed by two related novels set in the same universe, Burndive and Cagebird. Both Warchild and Cagebird were finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award during their publication years. Eight-year-old Jos Musey’s parents taught him to hide when he hears the alarms. Afterward, they always return and praise him for remaining in his hiding place, but this […]

  • The Merro Tree by Katie Waitman Review of The Merro Tree by Katie Waitman

    Katie Waitman’s debut novel The Merro Tree was selected as the Del Rey Discovery of the Year  in 1997, and it also won the Compton Crook Award (an award for best first science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel of the year). The Divided, Waitman’s second novel, was released in 1999, but she has not published a novel since despite having finished a sequel to The Merro Tree. The Merro Tree is the story of Mikk of Vyzania, starting shortly before […]