Like io9 but covers books instead of TV Shows
July 9, 2013 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Where do you go to read about written science fiction? Not a recommendation engine like GoodReads (or god help me Amazon), but somewhere that talks about new books coming out, old books you may have missed, reviews, previews, release dates, etc? And if they want to throw in some actual science, all the better.

I reference io9 in the title because I really like most of their original writing and science coverage, but they focus way too much on TV for me (I don't have one) and rarely cover books (I read about two a week).

Also fewer zombies would be great, but I'm not expecting miracles.
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posted by Sokka shot first at 9:34 AM on July 9, 2013 [3 favorites]

Asimov's is still in print, and they put a lot of stuff online for free (for instance, new book roundup from this month's issue)
posted by jbickers at 9:36 AM on July 9, 2013

I tend to go to SF authors' personal blogs (Mefi's Own jscalzi and cstross have really good ones). But I think every SF author's blog I've read talks about not just their new books, but the new books of friends, old books I may have missed, links to reviews and previews, and the like.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:36 AM on July 9, 2013

Not a blog, but there's a subreddit dedicated to print sci-fi.
posted by bluecore at 9:36 AM on July 9, 2013

SF Signal. And Tor's pretty good; they cover other books besides their own.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:41 AM on July 9, 2013

posted by rabbitrabbit at 9:44 AM on July 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

Seconding infinitewindow on the recommendation for jscalzi's blog Whatever in particular. His Big Idea series has led me to a whole lot of fantastic books.

The rest of his posts are consistently intelligent and entertaining as well, so there's that.
posted by Rallon at 9:46 AM on July 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

SF Site is my go to. Their annual picks and readers annual picks are great ways to catch up on significant books you may have missed.
posted by bonehead at 9:59 AM on July 9, 2013

Strange Horizons does reviews too
posted by J0 at 10:02 AM on July 9, 2013

A Dribble of Ink does some really in depth coverage and reviews.
posted by AmandaA at 10:57 AM on July 9, 2013

Good Show Sir is always good for a Sci-Fi cover related giggle...
posted by baggers at 11:07 AM on July 9, 2013

Worlds without end.
posted by Runes at 11:18 AM on July 9, 2013

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