Neuromancer Is Still Mind-Blowing

Neuromancer Is Still Mind-Blowing

William Gibson published his classic novel Neuromancer almost 40 years ago, but it still feels fresh today. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel has been a fan of the book ever since reading it back in 1987. “When I first read Neuromancer, everything I had read...
Are Humans the Meanest Species in the Universe?

Are Humans the Meanest Species in the Universe?

Melinda Snodgrass got the idea for her science fiction novel The High Ground when she started thinking about how awful human beings can be. “I had a sudden vision of this nine-foot-tall alien ant-like creature with mandibles and claws—just a hideous, horrifying...
Robert Sheckley Was the Master of Dark, Funny Sci-Fi

Robert Sheckley Was the Master of Dark, Funny Sci-Fi

Robert Sheckley, author of classic stories such as “Is That What People Do?” and “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?,” was one of the top sci-fi authors of the 1950s. Humor writer Tom Gerencer corresponded with Sheckley regularly for nearly a decade. “He was so...