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Carolyn Cox

Carolyn Cox has been writing professionally about books for over half a decade. Previously she was an editor at geek feminist website The Mary Sue, where she covered movies,TV, fandom, books, and all corners of the pop culture ‘verse. She now writes about sci-fi and fantasy for The Portalist, and praises her favorite ‘ships on romance site A Love So True. Carolyn’s byline has also appeared on Geekosystem and Revelist. Whether she’s writing about groundbreaking science fiction authors or captivating historical romance, Carolyn is passionate about the power of genre fiction. When not writing she performs in nerdy media in New York City. 

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20 Influential LGBTQ+ Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

Celebrate these authors as we take a look at their diverse body of work.

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Wild Seed 

Two powerful immortals begin a rivalry that spans centuries. 

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Mind of My Mind

Butler's second novel explores the origins of the powerful Patternists.

The Immortal King Rao: An Audacious, Dizzying History of a Dystopia

In Vauhini Vara’s epic first novel, one man’s genius and ambition have global consequences.

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents 

The Nebula Award-winning novel depicts the evolution of the Earthseed faith.

Read an Excerpt from Star Child, Ibi Zoboi's Portrait of Octavia Butler

This unique biography uses prose and poetry to explore Butler's life.

Infographic: Explore Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower 

Truth is Change in Butler's bestselling 1993 novel. 

The 50 Best Horror Books to Read Before You Die

These bone-chilling books will haunt you forever.

15 Clone Books That Will Have You Seeing Double

These thought-provoking reads ask what really makes us human.

28 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.

The Books That Shaped Octavia E. Butler

From Fantastic Four comics to books on craft, Butler’s life was organized around reading. 

Read the First Chapter of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven

The classic New Wave novel won the Locus Award in 1972.  

Join the Final 'Octavia Tried to Tell Us' Webinar on January 22nd

This free, live webinar will celebrate the teachings of Octavia E. Butler. 

The Undying Legacy of Vonda N. McIntyre, Weaver of Community

McIntyre expanded the world of SFF, both in life and after her passing. 

Here Are All the 2021 Hugo Award Winners!

Did your favorite 2021 book take home an award?