Science fiction books

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Realists of a larger reality wanted: Ursula K Le Guin prize for fiction to launch in 2022
Award aims to honour imaginative fiction that champions ‘hope and freedom, alternatives to conflict and a holistic view of humanity’s place in the natural world’

Alison Flood

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Dune: science fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings
Frank Herbert’s novel, now adapted for cinema with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, is finally getting the recognition it deserves, agree authors including Neil Gaiman and Jeff VanderMeer

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2021 @7:34 AM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – reviews roundup
Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson; The Cabinet by Un-su Kim; Femlandia by Christina Dalcher; When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow; The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz

Lisa Tuttle

08, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Laura Jean McKay wins the Arthur C Clarke award
The Australian writer has won the prestigious science fiction prize for her debut novel The Animals in That Country

Alison Flood

27, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Dune review – David Lynch’s intergalactic epic shoots for the moon
There are moments of dreamlike brilliance in this extravagant fable of imperialism – provided you can stay awake to see them

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers review – environmental polemic
In this Booker-shortlisted story of a father and his neurodivergent son battling the harm we are doing our planet, fiction is swamped by didacticism

Adam Roberts

22, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Elif Shafak: How the 21st century would have disappointed HG Wells
Delivering this year’s HG Wells lecture, the author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World celebrates the late science fiction author’s dedication to fighting inequality

Elif Shafak

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The best recent fantasy, horror and science fiction – review roundup
Dare to Know by James Kennedy; Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes; Five Minds by Guy Morpuss; and AI 2041: Ten Visions for our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan

Lisa Tuttle

10, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Legends of the fall: the 50 biggest books of autumn 2021
From new novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead to Michel Barnier’s take on Brexit, Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto and diaries from David Sedaris – all the releases to look out for

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

04, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The best recent science fiction, horror and fantasy – review roundup
Hollow by B Catling; The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix; Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy; A Master of Djinn by P Djèlí Clark; and Too Near the Dead by Helen Grant

Lisa Tuttle

13, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Techies think we’re on the cusp of a virtual world called ‘the metaverse’. I’m skeptical | Sean Monahan
Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, and keeps running into the same problem: people mostly like actual reality

Sean Monahan

11, Aug, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Forget AC-12, meet DS-5: Jed Mercurio on his new graphic novel Sleeper
Fresh from the record-breaking Line of Duty, Mercurio has created a conspiracy thriller set in the 24th-century, with co-writer Prasanna Puwanarajah and illustrator Coke Navarro

Amy Fleming

30, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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