science fiction

The Tarakan Chronicles: The Dystopia Created by Progress

Book 1 of the Tarakan Chronicles. Cover copyright Harper Voyager. The world of the Tarakan Chronicles, in The Lost Puzzler and…

The Best of Between the Bookends: Our Top Picks from 2019

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A Stunning New Hardcover Edition of ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel gets a beautiful new edition.

What Makes for a Perfect ‘Doctor Who?’

Rockstar, Crazy Uncle, the Greatest Ever: we look back at the evolution of the Doctor.

‘Star Wars’ Celebration – More Than Just a Convention

Star Wars Celebration is so much more than a convention.

Top 10 Mothers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Happy Mother's Day! Here are our picks for the top 10 moms in science fiction and fantasy.

Tales From the Paper Mountain: Vol 3

This month's Tales From the Paper Mountain includes two novels about the Soviet Union. One about fictional Russians who travel…

Myke Cole: On Historical Diversity and Writing Fiction

Gentleman, scholar, author, Hunter, and cat whisperer Myke Cole talks historical diversity and fiction with GeekMom Shiri.

Tales From the Paper Mountain: Volume 2

The Paper Mountain Vol. 2 takes in Commodore 64 nostalgia, goblin kings, and Irish villages.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Celebrates 20 Years With a New Exhibit

This month the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame gets its own permanent exhibit with some amazing artifacts.

‘The Diabolic’ and ‘The Starlit Wood’: Two Dark Retellings

Two books, 'The Diabolic' and 'The Starlit Wood,' are highly recommended for upper YA and anyone who enjoys well-written and…

Tales From the Paper Mountain: Vol. 1.

Following on from my 2017 reading resolution, this is the first of series of monthly reviews of the books that…

Traveling to Other Worlds: A Post by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

This week's Geek Speaks... Fiction! is a little different. Our author, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, isn't talking about what inspired him to…

Black Library Special Edition Preview

Games Workshop not only makes beautifully crafted miniatures, its Black Library Special Editions are works of art too.

Book Review: ‘Invasion’ by Luke Rhinehart

'Invasion' by Luke Rhinehart is a political satire that promotes fun whilst examining the state of the nation.

Jay Kristoff – My New Favorite Author

Jay Kristoff is my new favorite author, and if you read the two books I've just read, then he may…

Book Review: ‘A Closed and Common Orbit’ by Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers returns with 'A Closed and Common Orbit,' the much-anticipated follow-up to my book of 2015, 'The Long Way…

My Totally ’80s Halloween Watch List

Gather your cannibal kinfolk, your malicious robots, your xenomorph regents, and a few cursed artifacts; it’s time to explore my…

What’s in a Name? Amber Bird Geeks Out

Science fiction author Amber Bird has been making some waves lately with her debut novel, 'Peace Fire.' Ernest Cline, the…

Fran Wilde’s ‘Cloudbound’ Takes Flight

Last year was quite a year for GeekMom Fran Wilde and her Nebula-nominated and Compton Crook Award-winning novel, 'Updraft.' On…

Stack Overflow: In Which We Ponder Dark Matters

The mysteries of the universe may well be tied up in the secrets of dark matter. Is that why authors…

Review: ‘BrainDead’ Will Have You Laughing, Despite Yourself

Who doesn't love Washington politics? The infighting, the committees, the lies, the philandering, the dumb decisions… no, NO, wait, don't…

The ‘Star Realms’ Combat Deckbuilding Game

While wandering the Exhibit Hall at Gen Con a few weeks ago, I picked up a card game called 'Star…

Don’t Miss These Two Great Bundles!

Right now, there's an excellent science fiction story bundle called the Starward Bound StoryBundle going on. At the time I…

Stack Overflow: Writing Under the Influence

More and more books seem to be written that are influenced or directly inspired by classic works and authors. My…

The Cauldron, the Geek, and the Mechanized Marine

This week on Geek Speaks... Fiction!, we welcome science fiction author W.C. Bauers. His 'Chronicles of Promise Paen' series features…

Geeking Out Over ‘Mechanical Failure’

This week we welcome author Joe Zieja to Geek Speaks...Fiction! Barnes and Noble has compared Joe's new novel, 'Mechanical Failure,'…

Talkin’ ’bout the ‘®Evolution’ Series by Stephanie Saulter

Stephanie Saulter's '®Evolution' delivers mystery and tense racial politics in a expertly realized near-future dystopia.

‘Just Over the Horizon’ Review

This first volume contains 13 stories by the Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning author Greg Bear, most of them early works.

Stack Overflow: The Novels of Lavie Tidhar

After the release of his latest collection 'Central Station,' I take a look at work of science fiction writer Lavie…

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