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.

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    15 Must-Read Nebula Award-Winning Books 

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    15 Must-Read Nebula Award-Winning Books 

    From the classics to modern works, these books represent the best of the best when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy.

    by Audrey Webster

    What If You Were Trapped in Another Realm? 

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    What If You Were Trapped in Another Realm? 

    In “Shawndirea: Chronicles of Aetheaon: Book One,” a faery desperately tries to get back to her realm with the help of the human who captured her.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    <em>Welcome to Night Vale</em>'s Jeffrey Cranor Reveals His Inspirations

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    Welcome to Night Vale's Jeffrey Cranor Reveals His Inspirations

    The author and podcaster discusses the new novel "It Devours," the Denver International Airport, and the appeal of the inexplicable.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Triumphant Musical Adaptation Shows the Power of Butler's <em>Parable of the Sower</em>

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    Triumphant Musical Adaptation Shows the Power of Butler's Parable of the Sower

    One of Octavia E. Butler's editors shares how a new opera highlights the prescience and beauty of the late author's dystopian masterpiece.

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    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.

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    Interview: Victoria Schwab on Why Fantasy Is More Important Than Ever

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    Interview: Victoria Schwab on Why Fantasy Is More Important Than Ever

    The "Shades of Magic" author shares her thoughts on writing accessible fantasy in 2017.

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    Enter to Win a Copy of <em>Sea of Rust, </em>by C. Robert Cargill

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    Enter to Win a Copy of Sea of Rust, by C. Robert Cargill

    Discover a post-apocalyptic world where robots rule.

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    What If Your Cell Phone Was a Portal for the Dead? 

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    What If Your Cell Phone Was a Portal for the Dead? 

    In Greg Bear’s technothriller “Dead Lines,” a man’s life is forever changed when he starts seeing his murdered daughter.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    Where Would You Go During an Apocalyptic Plague? 

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    Where Would You Go During an Apocalyptic Plague? 

    In Michael Stark’s dark fantasy novel "The Island", William Hill retreats to his favorite spot to await death.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

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    It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

    Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

    by David Bernstein

    <em>Never Let Me Go</em> Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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    Never Let Me Go Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    The British writer beat out 194 other candidates for the prestigious prize.

    by Carolyn Cox

    12 Cyberpunk Books for Console Cowboys Everywhere

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    12 Cyberpunk Books for Console Cowboys Everywhere

    Log on to these eerily plausible tales of high tech and low life.

    by Carolyn Cox

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

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    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.

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    The Role of Science in Fantasy Worlds 

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    The Role of Science in Fantasy Worlds 

    Author Ginn Hale explains just how closely related real-life science and fantasy fiction actually are.

    by Ginn Hale

    [CLOSED] Win an Illustrated Edition of Neil Gaiman's <em>Neverwhere</em>!

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    [CLOSED] Win an Illustrated Edition of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere!

    Enter for your chance to take home a gorgeous new edition of this classic tale, featuring the author's preferred text and incredible illustrations by Chris Riddell.

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    [CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: <em>The Rules of Magic, </em>by Alice Hoffman

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    [CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: The Rules of Magic, by Alice Hoffman

    Enter for a chance to win the spellbinding prequel to "Practical Magic."

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    Stellar Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Sales This Month

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    Stellar Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Sales This Month

    Page through a selection of out-of-this-world discounted books from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy authors.

    by Olivia Mason

    Free Science Fiction &amp; Fantasy Ebooks to Download This Month

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    Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Ebooks to Download This Month

    Explore new worlds with these classic science fiction and fantasy novels—free, this month only.

    by Olivia Mason

    11 Books Like <em>Ready Player One</em>

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    11 Books Like Ready Player One

    Virtual reality escapism is just the beginning...

    by Stephen Lovely

    Rise of the Iliri: Fantasy That Examines the Painful Truth of Being an Outsider 

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    Rise of the Iliri: Fantasy That Examines the Painful Truth of Being an Outsider 

    Author Auryn Hadley explores prejudices that exist even in fantasy worlds in her series.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    First Trailer for <em>Annihilation</em> Promises to Blow Our Minds

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    First Trailer for Annihilation Promises to Blow Our Minds

    The adaptation of Jeff Vandermeer's sci-fi horror novel looks just as chilling and thought-provoking as its source material.

    by Carolyn Cox

    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

    8 Books That Will Make You Fall for Hard Science Fiction

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    8 Books That Will Make You Fall for Hard Science Fiction

    Get hooked on science fiction that's rooted in the facts.

    by Stephen Lovely

    50 of the Best Fantasy Characters Ever

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    50 of the Best Fantasy Characters Ever

    Dragons and hobbits and heroes, oh my!

    by The Portalist Staff

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