Science Fiction + Fantasy
Best science fiction and fantasy of August

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of August

If the solar eclipse ends up signaling that the End Times are nigh, try to read these five new SF and fantasy books before you go.

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Sacks

Weekend Reading

In this edition, possibly the last work from the late, great Oliver Sacks, vacation and back to school reading, viva la Western, and more...

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Hugo Award

The 2017 Hugo Awards for the Best in Science Fiction

The World Science Fiction Convention names its picks for the best writing in science fiction.

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Bowie

Weekend Reading

In this edition, Renaissance men, witches, the beef on big-scale farming, and more.

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A Fantastical Tour with Natasha Pulley among "The Bedlam Stacks"

It's the rare author who can mix history and the fantastical into a mesmerizing read. We talk with Natasha Pulley about her newest novel, "The Bedlam Stacks," and why she returns again and again to Victorian times.

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Startup Culture, Dating, and Artificial Intelligence in Rob Reid's "After On"

Rhapsody founder Rob Reid's latest novel whips together a social network that gains awareness with the hot-and-happening startup culture of Silicon Valley. We speak with Reid about writing fiction, Amazon reviews, and whether AIs will someday attain consciousness.

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Stone

Weekend Reading

In this edition, the conclusion of a popular sci-fi series, book-talk in bathrooms, a plea for audiobook recommendations, and monied people make a muck of things...

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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow: “There is violent revolution, but there is walking away”

In his latest novel, Walkaway, Cory Doctorow scrutinizes capitalism, suspended animation, scarcity thinking…as well as rail guns and zeppelins and revolution. Read our interview with him.

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Callie Bates on Nature, Magic, and "The Waking Land"

We talk with debut fantasy novelist Callie Bates about her new trilogy-starter, hacking her writing habits, and the bracing honesty of an editorial critique.

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Should Death Be Cured?

We talk with Jeff Lemire about his partnership with Scott Snyder on "After Death" and Lemire's unusual start in the comics world.

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