This crispy tofu recipe delivers takeout-joint satisfaction. I’ll be honest. There was a time, long before I developed this crispy tofu recipe, I didn’t really understand tofu, or soybeans in general.
From io9 founding editor Annalee Newitz This spring, genealogy service Ancestry.com was accused of secretly claiming rights to users’ DNA sequences. The company quickly changed its policy, denying any
Youthful rebellion in space In James Patrick Kelly’s new novel Mother Go, a young woman makes her way across the solar system, trying to flesh out an identity for herself, made all the more difficult the
Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont,
4 higher-welfare chicken leg quarters 1 pinch sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 big bunch fresh basil, leaves picked, stalks finely chopped 2 big handfuls red and yellow cherry tomatoes
Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation newsletter and website. You may have heard that “Game of Thrones” is returning to HBO on Sunday. To prepare for Season 7, we’re reviewing and
Balancing literary introspection and power armor In the relatively near future, artificial intelligences have completely transcended human understanding, so much so that they can barely comprehend our
The second book in the world of The Girl With All The Gifts feels like a faint echo of greatness M.R. Carey’s spectacular 2014 novel The Girl With All The Gifts was a revelation. It’s the kind of book
What is the relationship between a person and the society that they’re a part of? Science fiction is a genre that’s uniquely suited for making the internal into the external. Authors can take an intangible
Space operas, alternate histories, and a whole lot of fantasy It’s May. The temperatures have risen nicely here, which means that I get to take my stack of books outdoors and enjoy the sunshine while tearing
Your Earth Day reading list Today is Earth Day, an occasion used to highlight environmental awareness and the state of our planet’s health. Climate change has become a major focus in recent decades, and
The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this morning, and the ballot includes a refreshing number of women and authors of color in what has been a historically white male-dominated field.
Dystopic futures, Moon colonies, epic fantasies, and more It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out. I recently finished John Scalzi’s The Collapsing
“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.” Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, Sapiens, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending
Tom Sweterlitsch’s novel came out in 2014 Matt Ross, known for his work as director of last year’s Captain Fantastic, has signed on to direct an adaptation of Tomorrow and Tomorrow, a cyberpunk murder
The best of 2016’s science fiction and fantasy stories The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released their list of nominees for the 2016 Nebula Awards, and it’s an impressive, diverse
The Stars Are Legion is a bold science fiction novel about warring women at the edge of the universe
Not your typical space opera Every now and again, you’ll pick up a science fiction or fantasy novel that will absolutely blow you away because of how boldly it imagines an invented world. N.K. Jemisin’s
A multilayered and thoughtful short novel When a soldier is stationed at the furthest human outpost in the galaxy, he’s confronted with an incredible challenge: staying alive in a meaningless existence,
Sous vide produces the best chicken for chicken salad. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Mayonnaise can disguise a wide variety of sins, but dry chicken is not one of them. You know what I'm talking about.
Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some