Aliza Polkes

Aliza Polkes graduated from Columbia University in 2014, where she studied English and founded the student-run literary magazine, 4x4. She is currently pursuing her M.S. at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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13 Thrilling Space Movies That Explore the Final Frontier

From sci-fi epics to incredible documentaries, these movies are out of this world.

14 Best Dragon Books in Fantasy Fiction

Is there any creature—aside from a unicorn—that would make a more badass real-life pet?

7 Amazing Pieces of Fan Mail from Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

Great writers don't just get fan letters—sometimes they send them, too.

8 Margaret Atwood Quotes for When the Bastards Grind You Down

The accomplished author reflects on dystopia, gender, and the eternal possibility of giraffes.

10 Books for X-Files Fans

Because the truth is still out there.

10 Space-tacular Books Like The Martian

There's so much more of the Red Planet to discover.

8 Weird and Wonderful Fantasy Books for Tim Burton Fans

If you've seen all of his movies and need more, or if you're just looking for a Burton-inspired read, we've got you covered.