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New "Halo" Novel Release Date Announced

Halo fans will want to put down their game controls and head out to their local bookstores early next year.   [Read more...]

John Hornor Jacobs: Rationalizing the Zombie

Horror novelist John Hornor Jacobs spent some time deep in the throes of darkness while writing his zombie novel This Dark Earth (due out in July 2012). While he was down there, he began to wonder what he would need to do to really survive a zombie uprising. His thoughts are posted over at Suvudu: […]

Tor to Drop DRM From E-Books

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.   [Read more...]

"World War Z" Reaches 1 Million Copy Milestone

Max Brooks' novel, WORLD WAR Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, published by Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, has now sold more than 1 million copies in print and digital formats combined.   [Read more...]

Ace Acquires Graphic Novel Series from Charlaine Harris

Ace Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), announced today the acquisition of an all-new trilogy of graphic novels entitled Cemetery Girl by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris and dark fantasy writer Christopher Golden.   [Read more...]

Win An Autographed Copy of "Dead of Night"

St. Martin's Griffith is giving away 10 signed hardcover copies of the novel. You can enter to win the book HERE.   [Read more...]

All Hallow's Read

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.   [Read more...]

NASA Teaming Up With Tor/Forge

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.   [Read more...]

2011 Hugo Award Winners Announced

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.   [Read more...]

NPR Releases Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book List

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.   [Read more...]

NPR Looking for Top Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels

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 […]

Vote for "Cinco de Mayo" in the Alberta Reader's Choice Awards

Michael Martineck's Cinco de Mayo, published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy, is a finalist for the Alberta Readers Choice Award, and the only fiction work vying for this mainstream $10,000 award. This is the first time that a Science Fiction novel has made it to the finals. Although one has to be an Alberta […]

"A Dance With Dragons" Release Date Announced

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 […]

2010 World Fantasy Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2010 World Fantasy Awards for works published in 2009, were announced last week: Novel Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey) Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland) In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey) […]

McIntyre Talks about Writing "Trek" Novels

Best-selling and award-winning author Vonda N. McIntyre has penned some of the best loved original "Star Trek" novels as well as the adaptations for several of the big-screen adventures. "David Hartwell invited me to write a 'Star Trek' book for Pocket Books, which had recently obtained the license to publish original 'Star Trek' novels. He […]

Naked Heat preview now on ABC.com

For all the Castle fans out there, there's a preview of the next book in the Nikki Heat series, Naked Heat, available at ABC.com As of today, Chatper 1 is available for a free download: http://abc.go.com/shows/castle/naked-heat Last year, ABC and Hyperion books gave us the first 10 chapters for free, prior to the book's release […]