#science fiction

Me(ET) Cute: 9 Thrilling First Contact Stories

First contact stories make up a significant portion of science fiction narratives. These 8 novels are some of the best.

8 Stellar Sci-Fi Books With Living Spaceships

From bioships to AI-powered starships, living spaceships are a staple of the sci-fi genre. Here’s a run-down of some intriguing examples, including The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard.

Murder Mysteries In Space: 10 Thrillers Set Where No One Can Hear You Scream

There’s just something alluring about a thriller set where no one can hear you scream—like in Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson.

Get To Know Satyajit Ray: Bookish Polymath Extraordinaire

Get to know Bengali writer and filmmaker Satyajit Ray, along with a sampling of his stories and films available in translation.

These Are the Finalists for the 56th Annual Nebula Awards

Hold on to your galactic blasters and gather up your space dragons—the finalists for the 56th annual Nebula Awards have been announced!

8 Science Fiction Novels by Authors of Color for the End Times

Are these the end times? Who knows! Settle into this current quasi-dystopian reality with recent books by American writers of color.

Soft Science Fiction: 15 Classic and Contemporary Must Read Books

Soft science fiction focuses on the social sciences, is more philosophical in approach, and explores the important social issues of our time.

The Best Fiction Podcasts You Need to Listen To

Trom the spine-tingling to the rib-tickling, these are some of the best fiction podcasts you should get in your ears right now.

Read(y) Player One: Books That Would Make Great Video Games

These books would make for rad video games. Any you'd like to see be taken into the hands-on mode?

Oh Brilliant! 13 Bookish Doctor Who Gifts

Doctor Who is back on our screens and that means it's time to swag up, fam. Celebrate the return of The Doctor with these bookish Doctor Who gifts.