<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.

    by Olivia Mason

    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.

    by Olivia Mason

    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.

    by Olivia Mason

    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.

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    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.

    by Olivia Mason

    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.

    by Olivia Mason

    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...

    by Olivia Mason

    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?

    by Olivia Mason

    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

    12 Books About Robots Taking Over

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    12 Books About Robots Taking Over

    Could your iPhone turn into your enemy?

    by Olivia Mason

    10 Female SF/F Authors and the Stories Behind Their Pen Names

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    10 Female SF/F Authors and the Stories Behind Their Pen Names

    Do you know the true identities of the authors penning your favorite science fiction and fantasy novels?

    by Olivia Mason

    10 Dystopian Series You Haven't Read But Should

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    10 Dystopian Series You Haven't Read But Should

    These under-the-radar books will get under your skin.

    by Olivia Mason

    The Best of the Best: 10 Must-Read Works by Harlan Ellison

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    The Best of the Best: 10 Must-Read Works by Harlan Ellison

    A celebration of the prolific writer, Grand Master, and “most contentious man on Earth.”

    by Olivia Mason

    10 Books on Tyrion Lannister's Reading List

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    10 Books on Tyrion Lannister's Reading List

    "A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone."

    by Olivia Mason

    <em>A Wrinkle in Time</em> Trailer is a Visual Feast

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    A Wrinkle in Time Trailer is a Visual Feast

    Watch the first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s time travel classic.

    by Olivia Mason

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