Science fiction and fantasy book releases, author updates, reading guides and publishing events.

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Why science fiction authors can’t win

Science fiction authors have long been outcasts from the literary world, in some cases critics using the worst examples of the genre as ammunition against it. Unfortunately though, at times even science fiction authors...

Best science fiction novels

If you're a new (or avid) reader of science fiction and fantasy, the list of novels that have won Hugo and Nebula awards is an essential resource to guide your fiction selections. We've highlighted...
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No Man’s Sky: 18 quintillion science fiction worlds ready for VR

If you're a science fiction reader, the visuals generated by the upcoming computer game No Man's Sky look hauntingly familiar. The trailers and screenshots released so far are striking reminders of the covers of science...
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Neal Stephenson reading guide

US science fiction writer Neal Stephenson is perhaps best known for his outstanding novel Cryptonomicon, an epic science fiction tale that switches between Allied codebreakers working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War,...
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The rejects
A doctor patient confrontation where reality is variable and the stakes extreme. Enter the world of Colin Fitz, an average man who made a mistake in an unforgiving universe...
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Breathing space
All Vod wanted was to escape a dull job, a boring life, and a crowded solar system. In a universe full of infinite choices, ruled by a stifling bureaucracy, escaping the mundane proved more difficult than expected...
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City above the clouds
The Apex Foundation’s power is absolute, its instructors barely human. Bailey signed up to participate in the ultimate challenge.