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At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction, ” a relationship that has been lifelong

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Essential Geek Reads: Science Fiction Edition

For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it's the new standard in classic science fiction. In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.

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Here are the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards

Here are the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards Once again, slated works were largely outvoted | This year’s World Science Fiction convention, MidAmeriCon II, is currently being…

hink of your fiction like a clock, a marvel of mainsprings and wheels, pinions and pendulums. It's an extraordinary organization of diverse elements, channeling energy and tension into the regular coordination of action and reaction, rotating gears and moving hands. Oakley Hall , writing teacher emeritus, invites you as his apprentice to study fiction's inner workings, the pegs and screws upon which a good story depends. You'll find the elements of fiction examined and illuminated, with…

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I can remember the first time I read this one. Excellent story. Hollywood will be bringing a version of this book to film and Card just released a prequel called Earth Unaware.

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Frank Herbert’s classic Dune is a weaving tale of political intrigue to rival the A Song of Fire and Ice series, but coated in a heavy mythos that makes it a must read for sci-fi fans: Ayden

Our favourite novelists make something thrilling out of the recognisable. They make real a story that, however unlike our own life it might seem, can reach the humanity common to us all -- that is the magic of the novel. "Faulks on fiction" takes a look at the British novel through its human characters -- the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains.