American writer of science fiction and fantasy, poet and critical essays. Her thought-provoking novels include The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, as did The Dispossessed (1974), and Lavinia (2008).
Science fiction was not always a welcoming place for women
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Academy Award nominated director/producer/writer/special effects & make-up artist Guillermo del Toro's films bridge the gap between cult favourite and mass market success, producing comic book adaptations like Hellboy, Hellboy II, and Blade II, along with historical fanta
Murakami's fiction, often criticized for being "pop" literature by Japan's literary establishment, is humorous and surreal, and at the same time reflects an essential alienation, loneliness, and longing for love in a way that has touched readers in the US and Europe, as well as in East Asia. In addit