Lidia Yuknavitch's dystopian fever dream, reviewed.
Fiction Unbound staff close the books for a night of adaptation television with Neil Gaiman's American Gods' premiere on Starz
Fiction Unbound reviews Ann Claycomb's debut novel The Mermaid's Daughter
Think fairies are cute? Not when Sarah Beth Durst gets a hold of them. These woodland sprites have a bite. Only one woman will be able to keep these wild things under control, will it be our hero?
The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman is a haunting collection of surreal turns and beautiful emotional honesty.
It's Lent. What better time to contemplate Catholics in space? Theodore McCombs and CS Peterson discuss The Sparrow, A Canticle for Leibowitz and The Book of Strange, New Things.
"The Expanse" frightens and thrills with a plot as old as literature: an unstoppable monster threatens to kill everyone but is resisted by imperfect heroes.
Unbound Writers Gemma Webster and Jon Horwitz-White pit text against film.
Rogue One shows how the Star Wars prequels (Episodes I-III) could have worked.
Fiction Unbound attended MileHiCon and Unbound Writers Lisa Mahoney and CS Peterson contributed to its fund-raising anthology, “Adventures in Zookeeping".
Fiction Unbound interviews Erika Johansen about the role of religion in a democracy, the rise of powerful women protagonists, and more.
Think cyberpunk is passé? Think again. Nisi Shawl, Paolo Bacigalupi, Saladin Ahmed and others reboot the genre in this collection of tales of humanity's tomorrow.
Star-crossed lovers, interstellar corporations run amok, biological warfare, artificial intelligence with a god complex ... what could possibly go wrong?
Paradoxes and chains of suspicion abound in the second book of Cixin Liu's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy.
Chaos reigns in the second book of Sabaa Tahir's dystopian fantasy series.
Further appreciation of a century of science fiction from around the world. (Part 2 of 2.)
A century of science fiction stories from around the world, collected in an anthology so expansive our editors need two weeks to fully appreciate it. (Part 1 of 2.)
Authors love to taunt troubled characters with mirrors.
Go big or go home when you're writing about opera.
How far would you go for family and freedom? Sabaa Tahir pits hope against darkness in An Ember in the Ashes.
Guest contributor Alexander Lumans looks at author Ben Lerner's novel 10:04 and how everything will be as it is now, just a little different in.
A decentralized recounting of the English and Catholic conquest of Ireland and its faeries, Celts, and native religions as told through the stories of dozens of characters.
An ambitious masterpiece of Chinese science fiction, reviewed.
Cromwell is the hero of his own life. Flawed, sure, and antihero most definitely, but hero nonetheless. This strong point of view is an asset in humanizing Cromwell, who is often seen as the cunning right hand to a fickle, sex-crazed violent king -- a role that would typically be characterized as a villain.
Mexican novelist Valeria Luiselli's critically acclaimed work of dental fabulism is a sophisticated if remote pleasure.
Military space opera sends carefully-crafted heroes on bold interplanetary adventures where ethical choices are not always black and white. Complex plots explode with military action, side love interests and high consequences for war's losers, while its themes often explore the consequences of bigotry and prejudice.
In The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer re-imagines four classic princesses and their associated princes. With the five-book series now complete, it's time to unpack these princesses and see what patterns, new and old, have emerged in their heroic journeys.
Morning Star is everything a final book in a series should be: compelling, surprising, heartbreaking, hopeful and ultimately pretty damn satisfying.
David Mitchell appropriates the tropes of horror fiction to pose questions about greed, privilege, and power.
The City & The City and This Census-Taker, reviewed and reviewed.