Halo fans will want to put down their game controls and head out to their local bookstores early next year.
One of the genre's greats and a staunch defender of public libraries, Ray Bradbury, has passed away. He was 91. Bradbury was a prolific writer, publishing 27 novels and short story collections during his career. His classic Fahrenheit 451 is required reading for most high school students. In addition, Bradbury gave us The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked [...]
If you’ve ever watched an episode of classic Star Trek, you’re probably familiar with the old adage, “Don’t wear a red shirt.” Odds are you won’t survive until the first commercial break.
John Scalzi’s latest novel Redshirts delves into that old adage as well as several other tropes from not only classic Trek but many of our favorite genre series.
Tor/Forge, one of the largest sci-fi and fantasy publishers, will drop DRM from its e-books by July of 2012, the company announced in a press release today.
The move could be a signal to other publishers to drop the use of DRM on its e-books as well.
St. Martin's Griffith is giving away 10 signed hardcover copies of the novel. You can enter to win the book HERE.
Gaiman has started the All Hallow's Read to encourage sharing of "scary books" during the upcoming Halloween season. Gaiman says that you can give the book the week of Halloween or on the actual Halloween night itself.
We've all heard stories about how many of NASA's scientists and astronauts were inspired by the worlds of science-fiction. Now, the space agency is teaming up with Tor books to create a new line of science-fiction novels that will highlight concepts relevant to current and future NASA missions and operations.
This weekend, the winners of the Hugo awards were announced. Connie Willis picked up another Hugo for best novel and Doctor Who won for its two-part series five finale.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about NPR's summer project to assemble a list of the top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.
After nominations, voting and compiling, the results are in. The full list is available on NPR.
Got a favorite genre novel? NPR wants to hear about it. The news broadcaster is looking to compile a list of nominees that can be whittled down into the best examples of the genres. Here's the guidelines for nominating: 1. Limit yourself to five titles per post. Don't hesitate to nominate a book that someone [...]
Fans of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" mark your calendars. The fifth installment in the epic fantasy series has a release date. "A Dance With Dragons," the fifth volume in the series will hit stores on July 12, 2011. Entertainment Weekly broke the news on their site and says the latest [...]
Following the success of last year's "Death Troopers," "Red Harvest" gives us another zombie/"Star Wars" mash-up. This time instead of zombies attacking and eating the brains of storm troopers, it's the Jedi taking on zombies. And not just any Jedi, mind you but an isolated training camp of Sith apprentices. On the surface it seems [...]
The year 2014 should have been a banner one for humanity with cures for the common cold and cancer hitting the market. But then something went terribly wrong as the two cures worked together to create a virus that turns human beings into zombies, bringing on the zombie apocalypse. Twenty years later, the world is [...]
Reviewed by: Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) A fascinating look at the realities of space travel. Science fiction movies and novels dealing with long exploration missions to deep space rarely deal with the complexities of our bodies surviving during the long journey through space. Or as the old question asks, "Where does Captain Kirk [...]
The king of vampire is rising from the grave again--and this time he's going interactive. One of the icon's of the horror genre, "Dracula" will get a new make-over for the 21st century when an interactive version of the classic Bram Stoker novel is released for iPads next week. According to USA Today, the new [...]
It's in theaters, it's trying to come home and it's been used in magazines. So why not 3-D book covers? That's the idea behind a series of reprints of some classic genre novels from Vintage Classics. Five novels will hit stores in 2011 with new 3-D covers and glasses to try and entice readers to [...]