We just saw the first trailer for The Moon and the Sun, the movie version of Vonda McIntyre’s Nebula Award-winning 1997 novel, here at Worldcon in Spokane. It’s full of lavish beauty and intense passion, set in Louis XIV’s Versailles.
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. This month, we’ve read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!
This month, the io9 Book Club is reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. We’ll meet on June 2 to discuss it. Join us!
Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven was already a finalist for the National Book Awards, but now it’s won one of genre’s most coveted awards, the Arthur C. Clarke Award. (And we’re reading it as June’s io9 Book Club book!)
Emily St. John Mandel's post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven was already a finalist for the National Book Award, but now it's racked up another encomium. It's one of the finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award. And separately, George R.R. Martin pimped it pretty hard for the Hugo.
This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014.
If there was any doubt that post-apocalyptic fiction rules the book world, it was probably erased when Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven became a National Book Award finalist. But why do today's hottest writers write stories set after the end? We talked to Mandel and four other post-apocalyptic authors, to find…
At first blush, it sounds like the same old story — a literary author writes a novel set in the post-apocalyptic future, and then complains when people describe it as science fiction. But actually, Emily St. John Mandel's debate with the Washington Post's Ron Charles represents a bit of progress.