Science Fiction

Scope of Speculative Fiction

Extraordinary EnginesSpeculative Fiction (SciFi/Fantasy) has often taken the possible and impossible to explore new worlds or our world in alternate times or histories. Within that larger genre are many subgenres. Amy Goldschlager (Avon/EOS) provided an explanation of several of the different subgenres in 1997. You can read her listing here.

Melusine, City of Magic

Melusine is the first entry in Sarah Monette's inventive, and unique series about Felix, a powerful but tortured magician, and Mildmay, a cat burglar and assassin.

2009 Hugo Award Winners

Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009
    * Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
    * Best Novella: The Erdmann Nexus, Nancy Kress (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2008)
    * Best Novelette: Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Mar 2008)
    * Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

Based on the Book

So I've put myself on the request list for The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger in anticipation of the movie (coming to a theater near you on August 14th).  I'm the sort of person who likes to read the book before seeing the movie.

Engulfed by (Catching) Fire

I loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – following Katniss Everdeen as a contestant in an annual, televised competition where only one participant can ultimately survive(!) – and have been waiting excitedly for the next book in the series,

Fame Whether You Want It or Not

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Who is on the horizon in SF?

Let's indulge our own Science Fiction future sight and see if we can predict the rising stars of Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction/Fantasy). 

WorldCon 2009: Anticipation in Montréal

Every year the fandom of Science Fiction gathers together to share their enthusiasm for the genre.  Each year is a different city, and this year takes us to Montréal for Anticipation, August 6-10.  Fans, authors, artists, publishers, filmmakers, and more enjoy convention days devoted to the genre of speculative fiction.  The Hugo Awards as well as the John W.

Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame is housed in the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.  Each year since 1996, they have inducted four persons who have contributed to the genre.  Previous members include Steven Spielberg, Anne McCaffrey, and Ray Bradbury.  The 2009 Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees are Edward L. Ferman, Michael Whelan, Connie Willis, and Frank R.

Top 50 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

The Science Fiction Book Club selections of the most significant science fiction and fantasy books of 1953-2002.

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