Alan Shepard, the Apollo 1 Disaster, and the Race to the Moon

    50 years ago this past January, a fire broke out during a launch simulation of the Apollo 1 aircraft, killing the men inside and changing NASA forever.

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    Europa Mission: 5 Facts About NASA's Quest for Alien Life

    NASA is charting a course to uncover the secrets of Jupiter's fourth-largest moon, the mysterious Europa.

    Petrus Gonsalvus: The Real-Life “Beauty and the Beast”

    The story-behind-a-story begins in mid-15th-century France with "wildman" Petrus Gonsalvus and his beautiful wife Catherine.

    10 Enchanting "Beauty and the Beast" Retellings

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

    Alan Shepard, the Apollo 1 Disaster, and the Race to the Moon

    50 years ago this past January, a fire broke out during a launch simulation of the Apollo 1 aircraft, killing the men inside and changing NASA forever.

    Get Great Reads With Our Out of This World Humble Bundle

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    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

    11 Books like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

    Celebrate the show's 20th anniversary with these 11 action-packed reads.

    by Nick Sweeney

    14 Impactful Female Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

    These authors are just a few of the important voices in the sci-fi and fantasy community who have brought us strong, feminist characters.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    13 of the Best Audiobooks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans

    Open your ears—and your heart—to these terrific tales.

    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

    11 Books like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

    Celebrate the show's 20th anniversary with these 11 action-packed reads.

    by Nick Sweeney

    14 Impactful Female Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

    These authors are just a few of the important voices in the sci-fi and fantasy community who have brought us strong, feminist characters.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    13 of the Best Audiobooks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans

    Open your ears—and your heart—to these terrific tales.

    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

    11 NonFiction Geek Books By Women

    Great reads for International Women's Day—and beyond.

    By Carolyn Cox

    15 Bloody Good Vampire Books

    Thirsty for a sci-fi or fantasy vampire tale? These books are sure to quench your craving.

    By Carolyn Cox

    The Portalist's Guide to "The Dark Tower"

    A spoiler-free guide to Stephen King's The Dark Tower — one of the most unique and rewarding fantasy sagas ever.

    By Carolyn Cox

    How to Survive the End of the World

    Step one: Don't panic. Step two? Eat bugs.

    By Carolyn Cox

    11 NonFiction Geek Books By Women

    Great reads for International Women's Day—and beyond.

    By Carolyn Cox

    15 Bloody Good Vampire Books

    Thirsty for a sci-fi or fantasy vampire tale? These books are sure to quench your craving.

    By Carolyn Cox

    First Read: “Way Station,” by Clifford D. Simak

    Seasoned sci-fi and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell dives into Clifford Simak's award winning, out-of-this-world read for the very first time.

    By Betsy Mitchell

    8 Must-Play Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games

    Science fiction and fantasy elements have been invading board games for almost as long as there have been board games at all, and it's not hard to see why.

    By Stephen Lovely

    7 Memorable Characters from "Star Wars'' Comic Books

    If you've only seen the major cinematic releases, you're missing out on some of Star Wars' most engaging and entertaining inhabitants.

    By Brittany Vincent

    15 Fascinating Facts About Octavia Butler

    On the anniversary of her death, we look back on the extraordinary life of a remarkable writer.

    By Carolyn Cox

    28 Must-Read Fantasy Book Series

    Travel to far away places with these exceptional fantasy series.

    By Sarah Mangiola