The Portalist Staff

The Portalist Staff is comprised of Carolyn Cox, Sarah Mangiola, Jennifer Jackson, Olivia Mason, and others. We value imagination and science, and are passionate about the power of sci-fi and fantasy. 

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Doctor Who Christmas Specials, Ranked in Order of Greatness

It's the most wonderful time of the year—"Doctor Who" Christmas special time!

Cover Reveal: See the Final Cover for Neil Gaiman's Don't Panic

You voted! Now it's time to take a peek at the winning final cover (as promised, we'll also reveal the meaning of life).

Read All the Sci-Fi and Fantasy You Can Handle With Scribd

The revolutionary subscription service offers an extraordinary library of SFF books, from classics to recent releases. 

Interview: Sci-Fi Great Robert Silverberg Talks Time Travel

The author shares why he's fascinated by time travel, and talks the upcoming adaptation of "Needle in a Timestack." 

Get Science and Space Reads at a Huge Discount with Humble Bundle

For a limited time, enjoy extraordinary savings on great titles — all while supporting a worthy cause!

[CLOSED] Take Home the Portalist's May Book Bundle!

Enter for a chance to win six new sci-fi and fantasy reads.

Have an Out-of-This-World Weekend at Escape Velocity 2018

The Maryland convention celebrates the best in science and sci-fi—and right now they're offering a 20% discount to Portalist readers! 

[CLOSED] Win Passes to Escape Velocity and a Sci-Fi Prize Pack!

We've partnered with Escape Velocity to give away 6 weekend passes to the Maryland con, a $75 voucher, and a book bundle signed by Greg Bear.

The Handmaid’s Tale Returns Soon—Download a Free Guide to Get You Ready

Know your Offred from your Ofglen? Eyes from your Angels? This free Ebook will get you up to speed for Season 2. 

15 of the Weirdest Things People Have Left on the Moon

Golf balls, an original Warhol, and bags of poop — humans have left a lot of strange things on the lunar surface. 

7 Transportive Sci-Fi and Fantasy Mobile Games

Transform your commute into an epic experience with these games. 

Hear Stephen King & George R.R. Martin Discuss Their Craft

The iconic authors share their inspirations and delve into ''how the f***" King writes so fast.

15 Great Time Travel Movies Worth Being Present For

In the mood to do a little time traveling? These time travel movies are ready to take you on a fantastic voyage.

Exclusive: The One-of-a-Kind Book Bundle Every Fan Must Own

We partnered with award-winning science fiction author Greg Bear to create a five-book collection that deserves a home in your personal library.

[CLOSED] Win 10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books!

We're offering our readers another chance to win a 10-book bundle.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Bundle!

Ring in the new year with a chance to win ten out-of-this-world books.

Day 12: Science & Space Books

Explore the mysteries of the natural world with these out-of-this-world nonfiction science books.

[CLOSED] Enter for a Chance to Win Marissa Meyer's New Book

"Renegades" tells the story of humans with extraordinary powers and the villains who seek to destroy them.

Geek Decor for the Holiday Season and Beyond

If you're looking for festive ways to show off your geek pride this winter, or inspiration for what to get a special nerd in your life, we've got you covered.