Pat Murphy a Genre-Bending Thrill Ride with The Falling Woman

Though often recommended as a good first foray into reading science fiction, The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy is not so easily classified. In this Nebula Award–winning novel, archaeologist Elizabeth Waters has made a name for herself by challenging her colleagues' ideas about Mayan civilization. She owes her insights in … » 4/16/14 11:33am Wednesday 11:33am

Science Fiction Authors on Black History Month

"When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren't there. And in Octavia Butler's works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world that I… » 2/12/14 10:50am 2/12/14 10:50am

The House of Cards Book Club

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House of Cards fans, get ready for a very unromantic Valentine's Day: The new season launches February 14! To prepare ourselves for the impending all-night TV binge (yes Netflix, I'm still watching!), we put together a list of book recommendations to go with each of your favorite House of Cards characters. Be warned:… » 2/10/14 11:50am 2/10/14 11:50am

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol


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THE WORLD HAS changed radically since Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol was first serialized on SciFiction.com in December 2000. Sandy Becker had died in 1996, but Joey Ramone was still alive. The Twin Towers had not yet fallen. Books were still primarily a carbon-based technology. The Internet wasn't exactly a… » 12/13/13 1:27pm 12/13/13 1:27pm