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...]

Downtown LA Intersection Renamed For Sci-Fi Author Ray Bradbury

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury was a regular at Clifton's Cafeteria on Broadway, and was known for writing on the public typewriters in the Central Library.   [Read more...]

Remembering Ray Bradbury

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 […]

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...]

Remembering Anne McCaffrey

SFWA Grand Master Anne McCaffrey passed away on November 21 at the age of 85.

According to Locus Online, she suffered a massive stroke at her home in Ireland.   [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...]

Book Tour: F. Paul Wilson

The Dark at the End is the finale we've all been eagerly anticipating, the last book in F. Paul Wilson's "Repairman Jack" series, and the dates for the first leg of his book tour have been posted   [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...]

Book Tour: Paul Salamoff

DISCORD hits shelves this week, and Paul will be appearing at various Los Angeles area comics stores for signings.   [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...]

Remembering Martin H. Greenberg

Martin H. Greenberg, academic and prolific anthology editor, passed away this weekend after a long battle with cancer. His name became one of the main reasons for me to just pick up an anthology and check out the stories within, leaning heavily towards buying it if the theme was interesting to me. The first volumes […]