Science fiction and fantasy specialist Del Rey Books is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the imprint is reissuing paperbacks of classic titles featuring smashing new cover art. We're pleased to debut the first three right here.
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The Girl With All The Gifts is a critically acclaimed 2014 novel, turned into a celebrated movie, which hits Australian theatres some time this year. It tells a new type of zombie story, about kids, compassion, disease and acceptance. Author M.R. Carey has written a sequel, and we are very excited to bring you the first except from it.
"African folklore is just as rich, and just as perverse as ," Marlon James said in a Vulture interview more than a year ago, after winning the the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his sprawling crime opus A Brief History of Seven Killings. Today, the first few details of James' fantasy cycle have been announced and they sound pretty damn exciting.
Will 2017 be the year we finally get our mitts on The Winds of Winter? At this point, even Bran Stark's third eye couldn't see if the answer is "hell yes!" or "keep waiting." But fret not, avid sci-fi and fantasy readers. The year still holds plenty of promise, as demonstrated by our gargantuan list of most-anticipated books.
It's a new year, so it's time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure. After all, who knows what lies ahead for 2017? We certainly don't, but we highly recommend you have plenty of reading material to keep you company.
Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books — but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's easier to fake it. We asked some of our favourite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it's also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you're in books, comics, movies or television. Here are 10 things that every brand new science fiction creator ought to know at the start.
Rob Reid's 2012 novel Year Zero drew from his experiences as the founder of the music-streaming service that became Rhapsody. His new book, Forever On: A Novel of Silicon Valley, is similarly tech-obsessed — though from what we can tell, there aren't any aliens in this one. But we've still got an exclusive excerpt to share below.
There's a lot to enjoy in Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist, her very frank, very revealing book about life during the making of the first Star Wars film. Below, we have an excerpt of Fisher's description of her audition, her first impression of George Lucas and what was so appealing about Princess Leia.
Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It's full of incredible vistas, strange aliens and wonderful locales — and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we have an exclusive glimpse at some of that amazing work.
Jim Henson's much-loved 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, recently made headlines when an official sequel was announced, in comic book form. But the official prequel novels are already here. The first one, J.M. Lee's Shadows of the Dark Crystal, came out last winter; the next in the series isn't out until July, but we have an exclusive excerpt to share.
Movie star, Twitter hero, martial artist, former tax evader and snappy dresser Wesley Snipes now has another notch on his belt: His debut novel, Talon of God, just landed a publisher and a release date. The book is described as a supernatural thriller which Snipes hopes will have big-screen potential.
When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.
Calling Archer an "animated secret-agent comedy" is accurate, but it leaves out so much. The snarky characters, the esoteric references and the classic art style mean it's a show as unique as it is hilarious. Now you can get a fully illustrated behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show with The Art of Archer.