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Olivia Mason

After graduating from the Columbia Publishing Course in 2016, Olivia found her happy place—a job that allowed her to talk about books all day long. When she isn’t writing or editing for websites, she is defending Cersei Lannister’s right to the Iron Throne, gabbing on (and on) about Outlander, or trying to solve the JonBenet Ramsey case.

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."

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

The History of the Nebula Awards

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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."

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?

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.

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...

Interview: Cartoonist Abby Howard Makes Dinosaurs Cooler Than Ever

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

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