Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010

If you want to know the essential science-fiction books to read that were published in the last 25 years, this is your go-to guide.”


INSPIRED by David Pringle’s landmark 1985 work Science Fiction: 100 Best Novels, this volume supplements the earlier selection with the present authors’ choices for the best English-language science fiction novels during the past quarter century. Employing a critical slant, the book provides a discussion of the novels and the writers in the context of popular literature. Moreover, each entry features a cover image of the novel, a plot synopsis, and a mini review, making it an ideal go-to guide for anyone wanting to become reacquainted with an old favorite or to discover a previously unknown treasure. With a foreword by David Pringle, this invaluable reference is sure to provoke conversation and debates among science fiction fans and devotees. Click here to order your copy (paper or ebook).

OUR selections in this volume, if we have done our job well, will illustrate not only the immense changes of the past two-and-a-half decades, but also science fiction’s vast reach and power, which of course we will need even more in the wild quarter century ahead!”

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DAMIEN BRODERICK is a writer whose works include the novel The Judas Mandala and critical studies Ferocious Minds and X, Y, Z, T: Dimensions of Science Fiction. He is a five-time recipient of the Australian SF Ditmar Award and a runner-up for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

PAUL DI FILIPPO is a two-time Nebula Award finalist and a Philip K. Dick finalist. He is the author of The Steampunk Trilogy, and Top Ten: Beyond the Farthest Precinct,Creature from the Black Lagoon, Ribofunk and the editor of the forthcoming Freaks in a Box: The Myths of Media. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

DAVID PRINGLE is a writer and editor. He is the author of several guides, including Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, and The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction. He served as the editor of Foundation, and founded the English science fiction magazine Interzone.

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The Nonstop Book Of Fantastika Tattoo Designs

IN A TIME of frenzied cultural change the art of body graffiti has boomed. So has the appeal for the fantastic. Ideal for tattoo artists and patrons looking for original designs, this compendium of line art showcases the work of some of the greatest horror, fantasy, and science fiction artists and illustrators of the last century. As body art becomes more mainstream, and the presence of science fiction and related genres in popular culture is increasingly ubiquitous; this art collection brings the pulp tradition of weird and unusual to the eyes of tattoo enthusiasts and skin art into the realm of science fiction and fantasy buffs. These eye-catching designs will serve as inspiration to all tatt artists and fans, and each image is attributed to its horror, science fiction, or fantasy artist so that fans may be newly inspired to develop their own body art style based on the designers they admire. The paper book includes a flipbook tatt animation created exclusively for this edition by artist Luis Ortiz. To order.

The Nonstop Book Of Fantastika Tattoo Designs, edited by K.J. Cypret, with over 180 fantastic tattoo flash design inspirations. Artists include: Hannes Bok, Ed Emshwiller, Lee Brown Coye, Virgil Finlay, Jack Gaughan, Harry Clarke and other esteemed artists of 20th century fantastika.

K.J. Cypret is an artist living in Hoboken, NJ and writes about movies, art, music and miscellaneous pop culture phenomemnona for many online sites.

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Cult Magazines: A to Z

Cult Magazine: A to Z

Subtitled: A Compendium of Culturally Obsessive & Curiously Expressive Publications

Edited by Earl Kemp and Luis Ortiz

“Contains a wealth of arcane information about many of the oddball magazines that once graced newsstands.”  — New York Times Book Review

“It’s a remarkable history of special interest magazines from the 1920s to the 1990s….”   —

“No recent survey of magazines is more exciting and useful and purely entertaining.”  —

THE SECRET LIFE of America in the 20th century is displayed in the thousands of specialized magazines produced between 1925 and 1990.This period can be seen as a precursor to the Internet age where every fad, taste, obsession, and hush-hush desire is gratified.The list of cult magazines is legion: Black Silk Stockings, Castle of Frankenstein, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Amazing Stories, Boing Boing, Bronze Thrills, Ballyhoo, Doctor Death, Dream World, Eyeful, Exposé, Fate, Flying Saucers From Other Worlds, Girls in Orbit, Magazine of Horror, Monster Times, Phantom Detective, Humorama, Psychotronic, Search & Destroy, Satana, Red Channels, Realist, Sexology, Spicy Stories,The Spider,The Nudist,True Thrills, Spy, Sunshine & Health,Tiger Beat,True Strange,Web Terror,Whisper,Weird Tales, and Zip, to name just a few. Nothing was beyond the scope of imaginative publishers and eccentric editors such as Bernarr Macfadden, Calvin Thomas Beck, Henry Steeger, Raymond A. Palmer, Hugo Gernsback, Robert C. Sproul, Frank Harris, Ralph Ginzburg,William Lawrence Hamling, H. L. Gold, Lyle Stuart, James Warren, Robert A.W. Lowndes, Pete Millar, Myron Fass, and Milton Luros. In many cases their goals were to make money, but they also created exuberant populist art and literature. CULT MAGAZINES: from A to Z is an encyclopedia of midcentury America at its sub-culture best. Oversized trade paper with over 400 full color images. Also available as a pdf edition download.

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Steampunk Prime by Mike Ashley

“These tales have the pulpy goodness steampunk fans adore and a literary veneer of contemporary realism….”Publishers Weekly

an exercise in terrific storytelling and a time-spanning parallel of creative sensibilities, proving the genre not only has a bright future, but a brilliant past.”Sacramento Book Review

Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day steampunk genre is a reinvention of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventurers, but this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and all its daring possibilities for progress and disasters. Edited by Mike Ashey, with a foreword by Paul di Fillipo and 16 New illustrations by Luis Ortiz.

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Other Spaces, Other Times by Robert Silverberg

A Life Spent in the Future by Robert Silverberg

“There is a strong case to be made that SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg is the living, beating heart at the center of science fiction…” –

Capturing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of science fiction, this unique autobiography by Robert Silverberg shows how some of his famous stories were conceived and written. Chronicling his career as one of the most important American science fiction writers of the 20th century, this account reveals how he rose to prominence as the pulp era was ending—and the field was beginning to take on a more sophisticated tone—to eventually be named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Stating that this will be his only autobiographical work, Other Spaces, Other Times includes rare photos, ephemera from his Silverberg’s personal archives, and a complete bibliography of his science fiction works, from novels and short story collections to nonfiction. Hardcover. Fully illustrated, including many color images. Also available as a pdf edition download.

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