The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of August

If the solar eclipse ends up signaling that the End Times are nigh, try to read these five new SF and fantasy books before you go.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, possibly the last work from the late, great Oliver Sacks, vacation and back to school reading, viva la Western, and more...

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The 2017 Hugo Awards for the Best in Science Fiction

The World Science Fiction Convention names its picks for the best writing in science fiction.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, Renaissance men, witches, the beef on big-scale farming, and more.

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A Fantastical Tour with Natasha Pulley among "The Bedlam Stacks"

It's the rare author who can mix history and the fantastical into a mesmerizing read. We talk with Natasha Pulley about her newest novel, "The Bedlam Stacks," and why she returns again and again to Victorian times.

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Startup Culture, Dating, and Artificial Intelligence in Rob Reid's "After On"

Rhapsody founder Rob Reid's latest novel whips together a social network that gains awareness with the hot-and-happening startup culture of Silicon Valley. We speak with Reid about writing fiction, Amazon reviews, and whether AIs will someday attain consciousness.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, the conclusion of a popular sci-fi series, book-talk in bathrooms, a plea for audiobook recommendations, and monied people make a muck of things...

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Cory Doctorow: “There is violent revolution, but there is walking away”

In his latest novel, Walkaway, Cory Doctorow scrutinizes capitalism, suspended animation, scarcity thinking…as well as rail guns and zeppelins and revolution. Read our interview with him.

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Callie Bates on Nature, Magic, and "The Waking Land"

We talk with debut fantasy novelist Callie Bates about her new trilogy-starter, hacking her writing habits, and the bracing honesty of an editorial critique.

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Should Death Be Cured?

We talk with Jeff Lemire about his partnership with Scott Snyder on "After Death" and Lemire's unusual start in the comics world.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017 So Far

After a lot of arm wrestling and speechifying, our editors narrow down the long list of excellent sci-fi and fantasy to name the best books of the year so far.

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Laini Taylor Dreams of Murdered Gods and Magic

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor's first book since she finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is one of our Top 20 picks for the Best Books of 2017 so far and the only young adult novel on the list. When Taylor was in Seattle we talked about how it came to be...

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of July

Our editors' pick the best SF and fantasy books of July.

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"Ninefox Gambit" and Gender and Sexuality in the Hexarchate

Award-winning author Yoon Ha Lee on his dystopian novel's view on gender identity--and it's not what you think.

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A Cosmic Food Fight for Kids: "Space Battle Lunchtime"

Searching for a fun, bright graphic novel that will woo your kid away from his or her digital device? Look no farther than Natalie Riess's Space Battle Lunchtime.

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