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Women Bring Home the Gold in Locus Awards for Best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The Locus Awards for the best in science fiction and fantasy were announced on June 27th during a strikingly warm Saturday in Seattle. By tradition, Hawaiian shirts are worn during the awards luncheon, and the shirts were especially appropriate this...

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Neal Stephenson: On "Seveneves," His Writing, and More

We spoke with Neal Stephenson in person at BookExpo America about his space/science epic, Seveneves. In this video interview, Stephenson speaks about the genesis of Seveneves, why the book jumps forward in time, other creative projects he's working on, and more.

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Game of Thrones

"Game of Thrones" Season 5 Is Over - So Now What to Do?

Feeling adrift (and maybe a bit angry) after the end of Game of Thrones Season 5? Yearning for devious political gamesmanship, more dragons, or a fascinating world to throw yourself into? Try these books, and plunge into a new obsession.

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The Darkling Child

Terry Brooks on His New Shannara Novel

In this interview at Amazon’s HQ, Terry Brooks reveals his thoughts on why fantasy is so compelling, which Shannara book you should start with, and how The Darkling Child fits into the Shannara world—plus tells us how the upcoming TV series based on The Elfstones of Shannara is coming along.

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"The Water Knife" - An Interview with Author Paolo Bacigalupi

A few years ago, Paolo Bacigalupi wrote The Windup Girl, a book that combined great characterization and action with deep thoughts about our future. It's a rare talent who can perform such a feat, and a few of us were eagerly anticipating Bacigalupi's newest novel The Water Knife, which was published just a couple of weeks ago.

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First 15 lives

Sci-Fi Winners: James W. Campbell and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards

The James W. Campbell Memorial Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award were announced on June 12 at the annual Campbell Conference awards banquet.

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Laurell K. Hamilton on the Evolution of Anita Blake

Dead Ice, the brand-new book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, opens with the words, “So you’re engaged.” Laurell K. Hamilton explores how Anita Blake’s transformation from vampire fighter to vampire fiancée has wrought big changes in Anita’s life—some good, some bad, all bloody.

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Slim Book Wins Big at 50th Nebula Awards Weekend

Breaking from a tradition of massive novels, this year's Best Novel winner at the Nebula Awards weighs in at 208 pages but throws a mind-rocking punch.

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The End of All Things

John Scalzi on “The End of All Things” (And, Happily, It’s Not Really the End)

Starting on June 9, John Scalzi will release four linked e-novellas that will later be published in one volume, The End of All Things. In this video, the always entertaining John Scalzi tells readers why he decided to write more e-serials and what the future has in store for the Old Man’s War universe.

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Five Science Fiction Books...That Could Be Coming True

Steven Kotler, author of newly published Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact, assembles his five favorite SF books that entertain, push the reader to think beyond his or her comfort zone, and may provide a glimpse of our future.

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