Charles Stross

Successors to the Lovecraftian legacy are many and variable, but Charles Stross‘s Laundry Files cycle is among the most distinguished. Scientific rigour combined with bleak pessimism would surely appeal to HPL himself, especially when seasoned with the same genre spice as Weird Tales days – updated to espionage potboilers and Tom Clancy. The whole is greater […]

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For a splash of levity on this frigid (here in Philadlephia, anyway) Friday, we bring you this amazing piece from io9 about a group of sci-fi and fantasy authors who got together to do a gender-flipped parody of Poul Anderson's Young Flandry. Featuring Mary Robinette Kowal, Charles Stross, Pat Rothfuss, John Scalzi and Jim C. Hines, the shoot is part of an effort to support the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation

We'd love to see someone remake Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan. What book cover would you like to see given the same treatment?

—Brian Howard

The U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to investigate six companies (five publishers and Apple) over alleged collusion in e-book prices and sales models has sparked off an interesting side-debate on the subject of� DRM and hardware lock-in. Regular readers will know that I’m no fan of DRM. That’s not because I want to enthusiastically pirate every bit of content in sight, or because I want to encourage others to do the same. No, it’s because the whole premise of DRM is based on a lie. DRM is sold to us as a mechanism for controlling piracy. Without DRM, the

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