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Gift Ideas: Best Sci-Fi Book Recommendations

Finding the right books to read for an avid sci-fi reader can be tough. These gift ideas and book recommendations for the best sci-fi books take into account the variety of science fiction sub-genres and the master authors of the craft. While you may recognize several of these, you are sure to find a few gems they have not yet discovered.

astronaut on a red planet

Space Opera: 10 Best Books to Read

The science fiction sub-genre of Space Opera has not always been the most popular category in sci-fi books.

Which Sci-Fi Books Inspired the Iconic Apple iPod, iPad and Earbuds?

In celebration of National iPod Day (October 23) and the anniversary of its first sale (November 10), we looked to see how sci-fi authors predicted and set the course of events for the Apple iPod, iPad, earbuds and similar products.

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at a book signing

Building Plausible Futures by Jerry Pournelle

This article by Dr. Jerry Pournelle was originally published in Writers of the Future Volume III. Timeless advice then and now.

Galaxy Press booth at Dragon Con 2017

Dragon Con 2017 – Day 1

Today was the first day of Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA and it was jam-packed all day long.

Diana Rowlands

Before There Were White Trash Zombies

I first met Diana Rowland several years ago, back when she was an unpublished writer, fresh off a stint at Clarion. She was excited and working hard. Life intervened, however, and she took a step back …

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Event 2017

This is, of course, the day of the achievement awards ceremony. It’s held at the Wilshire Ebell Club Theatre, which is an amazingly cool place. At one point, a little later in the night, I found myself standing in the big room where …

Writers of the Future Workshop – Day 6

Saturday is essentially a “Cavalcade of Stars.” For the winners, this means that today they don’t have to go anywhere except the classroom, but about every hour or so a new judge stops by to give them …