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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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[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.

[CLOSED] Enter to Win An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon

This beautifully written space opera explores race, class, and history.

Magical Harry Potter Gifts

Perfect presents for the Muggle who pines for a homemade Weasley sweater or holiday dinner in the Great Hall.

These Are the Geek Socks Your Feet Deserve

Put your best foot forward with these fandom-tastic stockings.

Cryptozoology Clothes for Monster Lovers

If you believe, wear your passions on your sleeve.

Get Out-of-This-World Reads in an Incredible Humble Bundle

Support a worthy cause — and get a great deal — with the adventures in sci-fi Humble Bundle.