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    The author of "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" and "A Closed and Common Orbit" shares what writing looks like for her.

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    Be our guest and dive into these books inspired by the magical fairy tale.

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    by Carolyn Cox

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    by Carolyn Cox

    Get Great Reads With Our Out of This World Humble Bundle

    Support a worthy cause — and get a great deal — with the women of sci-fi and fantasy bundle.

    by The Portalist Staff

    Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

    "I think that if we capture the history of this and show what the force of these weapons are ... then maybe people will be reluctant to use them."

    by Chris Mahon

    9 Weird International Space Station Facts

    Learn the strange secrets of the ISS—a symbol of global unity and the power of science.

    by Carolyn Cox

    The Book That Changed How We Think About Chaos

    James Gleick's "Chaos: Making a New Science" introduced readers to chaos theory and the butterfly effect, forever changing how we see the world around us.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Alien Abduction Movies, Ranked from Most to Least Horrifying

    From the horrifying to the hilarious, these close encounters will thrill fans of the extraterrestrial.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Get Great Reads With Our Out of This World Humble Bundle

    Support a worthy cause — and get a great deal — with the women of sci-fi and fantasy bundle.

    by The Portalist Staff

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    The Portalist's Guide to "The Dark Tower"

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