Sci-fi Essentials

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

This past weekend in Chicago, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the Nebula award winners for the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2014. Rather than a small panel of judges, the Nebula award winners are chosen by all SFWA active members, who consist of professional fantasy[…]

by × June 9, 2015 ×

Words to live by, in today's sci-fi dystopia.

Happy Towel Day, You Hoopy Froods

Today is Towel Day, the day we celebrate the works of Douglas Adams. Adams is best known for the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and its sequels. Douglas Adams is one of my favorite authors. Yes, he was funny, but what I love is that all his books take[…]

by × May 25, 2015 ×

The Best Science Fiction Movies

The Best Science Fiction Movies

I am a big science fiction fan, but I didn’t write this post all on my own. I asked the staff at Alibris for their favorites as well, to get a broader sampling of the best science fiction movies ever. The results below are the combined favorites chosen by everyone[…]

by × May 18, 2015 ×

Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Recently one of the Alibris forum posts was asking if anyone knew a good book series to read. Series are great because once you get into the characters and story the fun continues. It’s like a good TV series where you don’t want it to end. I have some great[…]

by × May 11, 2015 ×

Quirk Publishing Spotlight (and a Chance to Win a Free Book)

Quirk Publishing Spotlight (and a Chance to Win a Free Book)

Quirk Mash Up Books…or You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter Mash-up books have become a popular trend and I believe nobody does it better than Quirk Publishing.  You take a classic novel like Pride and Prejudice or Anna Karenina, and you add in Zombies or Androids, and you[…]

by × February 20, 2015 ×

Sci-fi Essentials

New Fantasy & Sci-fi Novels for Fall 2014

New Fantasy & Sci-fi Novels for Fall 2014

With all of the hot new genre release in fantasy and science fiction this fall, we thought we’d point out a few that kept us turning the pages and completely wrapped up in their world. Maplecroft by Cherie Priest The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so.[…]

by × October 7, 2014 ×

Seller Tips

Determining the Condition of Rare Sci-Fi Book

Determining the Condition of Rare Sci-Fi Book

Before a price can be set on a rare book, it’s first important to know things like whether or not it was a first print edition, the version of the dust jacket used and whether or not it has been signed by the author, as the aforementioned factors help determine[…]

by × February 24, 2014 ×

Sci-fi Essentials

Why We Love Science Fiction Books (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Science Fiction Books (And You Should, Too!)

Science fiction is a genre that’s grown in readership in the past ten years. It’s also grown in capacity with sub-genres like dystopian and steampunk. But at it’s core, it’s often exploring issues of science, technology and future worlds. Here are a few things that we think make it special.[…]

by × February 21, 2014 ×

Sci-Fi Essentials

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

If I asked you to name ten essential science fiction books, could you? I’m talking about the ten books you’d say a friend HAS to read to know what science fiction’s all about. OK, what about five? Now, what if I told you to subtract any books from that list[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×