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In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

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In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

The legendary writer behind Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has passed away at the age of 87.

by Olivia Mason

8 High Fantasy Books That'll Be Your Next Obsession

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8 High Fantasy Books That'll Be Your Next Obsession

Your high fantasy reading shouldn't stop at Tolkien.

by Olivia Mason

10 Timothy Zahn Books for Your Sci-Fi Collection

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<em>Moonwar</em> is a Thrilling Space Romp in Ben Bova's Grand Tour Series

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Moonwar is a Thrilling Space Romp in Ben Bova's Grand Tour Series

The final installment of the two-part Moonbase Saga sees the leaders of a lunar colony fight for the nanotechnology they need to survive.

by Olivia Mason

Flesh-Eating Plants Take Over the World in <em>The Day of the Triffids</em>

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Flesh-Eating Plants Take Over the World in The Day of the Triffids

Humanity goes head to head with a dangerous, mobile plant species in John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic classic. 

by Olivia Mason

It's Aliens vs. Ninjas in This Rip-Roaring Space Adventure

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It's Aliens vs. Ninjas in This Rip-Roaring Space Adventure

In Timothy Zahn's Blackcollar series, a Resistance fighter teams up with space ninjas to defeat alien tyrants.

by Olivia Mason

7 John Bellairs Books for Fans of Fantastical Mysteries

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7 John Bellairs Books for Fans of Fantastical Mysteries

Boy-heroes, Gothic suspense, and magical quests are all part of the Bellairs norm.

by Olivia Mason

<em>Night Train to Rigel</em>: Space Travel Has Never Been So Cool

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Night Train to Rigel: Space Travel Has Never Been So Cool

When an ex-spy receives a ticket aboard a galactic train, he's tasked with preventing the outbreak of a devastating space war.

by Olivia Mason

<em>In the Shadow of the Towers</em>: Jeff VanderMeer Imagines 9/11 in an Alternate Reality

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In the Shadow of the Towers: Jeff VanderMeer Imagines 9/11 in an Alternate Reality

The Annihilation author explores President Bush's experience through a speculative fiction lens in "The Goat Variations."

by Olivia Mason

8 Brian Aldiss Sci-Fi Books That Will Blow Your Mind

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8 Brian Aldiss Sci-Fi Books That Will Blow Your Mind

The Grand Master wrote experimental science fiction for the British New Wave of the 1960s and 70s.

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Read the Realm: Books for Each Kingdom of Westeros

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Read the Realm: Books for Each Kingdom of Westeros

Explore the home of the Iron Throne with this literary roadmap.

by Olivia Mason

A Gifted Scholar Fights for His Kingdom in Katherine Kurtz's Medieval Fantasy

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A Gifted Scholar Fights for His Kingdom in Katherine Kurtz's Medieval Fantasy

As Gwynedd's usurper king grows more barbaric, the gifted Camber MacRorie tries to restore the throne to its rightful heir in Camber of Culdi. 

by Olivia Mason

14 Octavia Butler Books: The Complete Canon

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14 Octavia Butler Books: The Complete Canon

A game-changer and a unique talent, the Kindred author left an indelible mark on the science fiction community.

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Bernard Beckett's Mind-Bending <em>Genesis </em>Isn't Like Other Dystopian Books

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Bernard Beckett's Mind-Bending Genesis Isn't Like Other Dystopian Books

In the future, 17-year-old Anax takes an oral exam on 21st century history, hoping to gain acceptance into an elite government institution.

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Robert McCammon's <em>Swan Song</em> is Unparalleled Post-Apocalyptic Horror

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Robert McCammon's Swan Song is Unparalleled Post-Apocalyptic Horror

In the wake of a nuclear holocaust, a professional wrestler becomes the sole protector of the world's only hope for survival—a 9-year-old psychic.

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<em>The Female Man</em>: The Novel That Gave Birth to Feminist Science Fiction

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The Female Man: The Novel That Gave Birth to Feminist Science Fiction

In Joanna Russ' Nebula Award-winning book, an alliance between four women raises questions about gender roles and identity.

by Olivia Mason

The History of the Nebula Awards

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The History of the Nebula Awards

Celebrating the best and the brightest in the SF/F community.

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A Vampire Fledgling Gets a Taste of Her Dangerous New World

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A Vampire Fledgling Gets a Taste of Her Dangerous New World

In Berni Stevens' paranormal romance, newly-turned Ellie realizes she's already gained a few blood-sucking enemies.

by Olivia Mason

10 Books Like <em>The Handmaid's Tale</em>

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10 Books Like The Handmaid's Tale

Blessed be the fruit of Margaret Atwood's influence.

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Time Travelers Visit 1930s Germany and Disrupt History

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Time Travelers Visit 1930s Germany and Disrupt History

In Allen Steele's Time Loves a Hero, a journey to the past may change the centuries to come.

by Olivia Mason

Rachel Carson on the Mysterious Magic of the Sea

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Rachel Carson on the Mysterious Magic of the Sea

In The Edge of the Sea, the legendary environmentalist reminds us that the underwater world is as fantastical as our favorite fictional universes. 

by Olivia Mason

10 Witch Books That Will Hold You Spellbound

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10 Witch Books That Will Hold You Spellbound

By the pricking of our thumbs, something badass this way comes...

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Space Opera Meets <em>Arrival </em>in Samuel R. Delany's <em>Babel-17</em>

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Space Opera Meets Arrival in Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17

A famous poet must decipher a strange alien language before it becomes a weapon of mass destruction.

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Before <em>The Shape of Water</em>, There Was <em>Mrs. Caliban</em>

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Before The Shape of Water, There Was Mrs. Caliban

A grieving housewife finds hope in the unlikeliest of places—a sea monster's arms—in Rachel Ingalls' 80s cult favorite.

by Olivia Mason

7 Thought-Provoking Books by Theodore Sturgeon

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7 Thought-Provoking Books by Theodore Sturgeon

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hall of Famer wrote genre fiction with a conscience.

by Olivia Mason

You Need to Read Sarah J. Maas' <em>A Court of Thorns and Roses</em>

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You Need to Read Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses

Or "How I Fell in Love with Faeries—and Why You Will Too."

by Olivia Mason

Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

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Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

It may be Black History Month, but these authors deserve to be read all year round.

by Olivia Mason

A Tolkien Scholar Examines the Nature of Evil in the One Ring 

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A Tolkien Scholar Examines the Nature of Evil in the One Ring 

Is evil an external or internal force in Tolkien's beloved fantasy series?

by Olivia Mason

10 Books Like <em>Black Mirror</em>

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10 Books Like Black Mirror

Are we our own worst enemy?

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10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books That Need Adaptations

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10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books That Need Adaptations

Are you there, Hollywood? It's us, sci-fi and fantasy fans.

by Olivia Mason

This Airman Claims He Met Aliens from the Roswell UFO Incident

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Reborn Fugitives Fight for Their Lives on the Planet Riverworld

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Reborn Fugitives Fight for Their Lives on the Planet Riverworld

After escaping from prison, three people from different centuries run from the religious zealot who pursues them.

by Olivia Mason

What If Music Were the Key to Another World?

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What If Music Were the Key to Another World?

In Greg Bear's "The Infinity Concerto," an infamous melody carries an aspiring poet into a place of magic and myth...

by Olivia Mason

Interview: Cartoonist Abby Howard Makes Dinosaurs Cooler Than Ever

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Interview: Cartoonist Abby Howard Makes Dinosaurs Cooler Than Ever

Her first graphic novel, "Dinosaur Empire!", explores the wacky creatures of the Mesozoic Era.

by Olivia Mason

10 Andre Norton Books Everyone Should Read

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10 Andre Norton Books Everyone Should Read

Get to know the woman who changed science fiction and fantasy.

by Olivia Mason

Zombie Expert Paul Vigna on the Optimism of <em>The Walking Dead </em>

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Zombie Expert Paul Vigna on the Optimism of The Walking Dead 

The author of “Guts: The Anatomy of the Walking Dead” explains why a show about the end of the world gives him hope.

by Olivia Mason

9 Space Opera Books Featuring Powerful Heroines

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9 Space Opera Books Featuring Powerful Heroines

Double the X chromosomes, double the badassery.

by Olivia Mason

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