Science fiction and fantasy literature

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, author Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York. Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a “magical adventure” featuring a Southern black woman with “special powers.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has her next two novels planned. On Wednesday, Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a "...
Read More
Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:54 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after several weeks of health concerns,...
Read More
November 27, 2017 - 2:24 pm
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Wizards and muggles have turned out in droves for a Harry Potter-themed celebration in a small community, so much so the town is now looking to turn it into an annual event. Spring Street in Newton was transformed on Saturday into Diagon Alley, the magical market from the J.K...
Read More
November 13, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has acquired the global television rights to "The Lord of the Rings," based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. Set in Middle Earth, this TV series will explore new story lines preceding Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring." The...
Read More
FILE - In this March 28, 2005 file photo, Miramax co-founder Bob Weinstein appears at a premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles. Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Amanda Segel, a producer of the sci-fi series "The Mist," claims Bob Weinstein made continued romantic overtures, according to a story published Tuesday by Variety. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
October 17, 2017 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Amanda Segel, a former executive producer of the sci-fi series "The Mist,"...
Read More
August 30, 2017 - 8:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The manager of Terry Pratchett's estate says he's honored the late fantasy author's wishes by destroying a hard drive containing his unpublished works with a steamroller. Rob Wilkins posted a picture of himself near a steamroller and tweeted: "About to fulfil my obligation to Terry."...
Read More
August 29, 2017 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A fantasy novel removed from a New York Times best-seller list because of suspicious sales has been pulled from a chart compiled by the American Booksellers Association. The association announced Tuesday that Lani Sarem's "Handbook for Mortals" will no longer appear on its young...
Read More
August 22, 2017 - 6:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Brian Aldiss, one of the most prolific and influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, has died aged 92. Literary agency Curtis Brown says Aldiss died early Saturday at his home in Oxford, England. Born in 1925, Aldiss had a huge influence on sci-fi, as both a writer and...
Read More
August 09, 2017 - 6:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — A patriotic film reportedly inspired by evacuations of Chinese civilians in Libya and Yemen has become China's biggest-ever grossing domestic movie. By Wednesday, action movie "Wolf Warrior 2" had raked in more than 3.4 billion yuan ($507 million), overtaking Hong Kong director...
Read More
FILE - In this Monday, June 12, 2017 file photo Indian novelist Arundhati Roy presents her book "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" at the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome. American authors Paul Auster and Colson Whitehead are among 13 contenders for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. The list also includes a previous winner, India's Arundhati Roy. (Giorgio OnoratiANSA via AP, File)
July 26, 2017 - 9:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul Auster, Colson Whitehead and past winner Arundhati Roy are among contenders for this year's Man Booker Prize for fiction. Auster's intimate epic "4 3 2 1" and Whitehead's fantasy-tinged historical saga "The Underground Railroad" are among four works by U.S. authors on the list,...
Read More

Pages