Novels

Radio Motherboard

Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie Talks Trump, Tea, and the 'Ancillary Justice' Series

The award-winning sci-fi novelist's new book 'Provenance' is due out September 26.
Carl Franzen
7.21.17
orbs

Powerful Orbs, Ranked

The orb President Trump and company touched in Saudi Arabia has got nothing on these spheres from sci-fi and fantasy.
Agustin Lopez
5.22.17
Dystopia Now

What Keeps ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Creators and Stars Up at Night

Showrunner Bruce Miller, director Reed Morano, and actors Max Minghella and Samira Wiley tell us how much they think our reality resembles Gilead.
Sam Fragoso
5.17.17
Radio Motherboard

Watch Live: Sci-Fi Author Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change And Staying Afloat in a Drowned New York

The acclaimed sci-fi author talks to Motherboard about his new novel 'New York 2140', set in a realistically flooded—but still thriving—Gotham.
Carl Franzen
3.21.17
Film

Remembering Carrie Fisher, the Actor and Writer Who Transcended 'Star Wars'

Following her breakout role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars', she turned her sharp-witted writing to other big Hollywood projects and her own life.
Carl Franzen
12.27.16
Books

The Author Who Predicted Earth’s Bleak Future Is Back

Environmental doomsayer TC Boyle discusses his new novel 'Terranauts', based on the real-life Biosphere 2 experiment.
Jim Poyser
10.26.16
lit up

Soma, Spice and Substance D: A History of Drugs in Science Fiction

Ever since humans have been telling stories, we've been telling stories about drugs.
Brian Merchant
11.27.15
News

The Disposable Internet

Watch an author livestream himself writing a novel, then forget about it forever.
Jason Koebler
10.16.15
All Fronts

The Author of Our Best SF Military Novel Explains the Future of War

Sci-fi's reigning king of war fiction on 3D-printed weapons, why interstellar war is impossible, and how, one day, we might actually see the end of war.
Brian Merchant
9.18.15
Reviews

'The Water Knife' Pictures a Drought-Ravaged Future That Cuts Too Close to Home

And it has a lot to teach us about the present.
Maddie Stone
5.26.15
Culture

This Novel Is Made Entirely Out of GIFs

This is a story about a haunted house—a digital structure composed of fragmented scenes locked in the GIF's digital straitjacket.
DJ Pangburn
1.15.15
Reviews

William Gibson's 'The Peripheral': Sifting Through the Ruins of the Present

For those interested in how today becomes tomorrow, his new novel, "The Peripheral," is necessary reading.
Claire L. Evans
10.28.14
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