10 Octavia Butler Quotes to Live By

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    10 Octavia Butler Quotes to Live By

    On what would have been her 70th birthday, we look back at some of the brilliant author's most timeless words of wisdom.

    by Carolyn Cox

    The Must-Watch Interview for George R.R. Martin & Stephen King Fans

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    The Must-Watch Interview for George R.R. Martin & Stephen King Fans

    Hear the beloved authors discuss severed heads, absolute evil, and ''how the f***'' King writes so fast.

    by Sara Barry

    9 Influential LGBTQ Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 

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    9 Influential LGBTQ Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 

    Celebrate these authors throughout Pride Month (and every month!) as we take a look at their diverse body of work.

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    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 Portalist's HUGE Summer Reading Giveaway!

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    The Portalist's HUGE Summer Reading Giveaway!

    We're giving away 20 exciting sci-fi and fantasy books to kick off the new season.

    by The Portalist Staff

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

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    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.

    by The Portalist Staff

    The Science of Happiness 

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    The Science of Happiness 

    Physics professor Kunal K. Das explains how our everyday emotions directly relate to quantum states.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    10 Space-tacular Books Like <em>The Martian</em>

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    10 Space-tacular Books Like The Martian

    There's so much more of the Red Planet to discover.

    by Aliza Polkes

    Ian R. MacLeod Talks Exposing Fascism Through Fiction

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    Ian R. MacLeod Talks Exposing Fascism Through Fiction

    The award-winning author explains how writing alternate history helps him uncover modern-day woes.

    by Sage & Savant

    8 Brilliant Books for Fans of <em>Orphan Black</em>

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    8 Brilliant Books for Fans of Orphan Black

    Celebrate the final season of the sci-fi masterpiece with these eight clonetastic books.

    by Annie Locke

    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 Sarah Mangiola

    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

    Writer Paul Di Filippo Talks Tormenting His Protagonists

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    Writer Paul Di Filippo Talks Tormenting His Protagonists

    "You always have to leave some lifeline, however slim."

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    Oisín McGann Shares His Approach to 'Writing What You Know'

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    Oisín McGann Shares His Approach to 'Writing What You Know'

    The Wildenstern Saga author explains his love of steampunk, and why he incorporates fun into his dystopian tales.

    by Sage & Savant

    7 Books That Warn Us About Technology Taking Over

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    7 Books That Warn Us About Technology Taking Over

    You may regret saving everything to the Cloud after reading these books…

    by Stephen Lovely

    Listen to Greg Bear's Fantasy Epic <em>The</em> <em>Infinity Concerto</em>

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    Listen to Greg Bear's Fantasy Epic The Infinity Concerto

    Arno Waltiri's music is literally out of this world.

    by Carolyn Cox

    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

    Listen to an Audio Excerpt from Alan Dean Foster's<em> The Deavys</em>

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    Listen to an Audio Excerpt from Alan Dean Foster's The Deavys

    Someone has stolen the truth—and these siblings will stop at nothing to get it back.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It's Important to Just 'Write the Damn Book'

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    Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It's Important to Just 'Write the Damn Book'

    The newly-minted Grand Master discusses her prolific career in science fiction and fantasy.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    8 Sci-Fi Thrillers for Fans of <em>Gravity</em>

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    8 Sci-Fi Thrillers for Fans of Gravity

    Space and suspense combine to create thrilling adventures.

    by Sarah Mangiola

    Audio Excerpt: Fantasy Epic <em>Portal of a Thousand Worlds</em> by Dave Duncan

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    Audio Excerpt: Fantasy Epic Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

    A millennium has passed. The Portal is ready to open.

    by Carolyn Cox

    15 Unique Steampunk Books from the Past 35 Years

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    15 Unique Steampunk Books from the Past 35 Years

    By our watch, these steampunk-filled tales are sure to make time fly.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Vampire Fiction Author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Talks Writing Across Genres

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    Vampire Fiction Author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Talks Writing Across Genres

    The legendary author reveals what drew her to horror, the challenges of writing across genres, and how she incorporates history into her fiction.

    by Sage & Savant

    [CLOSED] Giveaway: &quot;Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation&quot;

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    [CLOSED] Giveaway: "Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation"

    Enter for a chance to win the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's classic story.

    by The Portalist Staff

    8 Space Opera Books Like “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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    8 Space Opera Books Like “Guardians of the Galaxy”

    Get swept up in these epic science fiction adventures.

    by Sarah Mangiola