15 Fascinating Facts About Octavia Butler

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    15 Fascinating Facts About Octavia Butler

    On the anniversary of her death, we look back on the extraordinary life of a remarkable writer.

    by Carolyn Cox

    7 Thought-Provoking Books by Theodore Sturgeon

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    7 Thought-Provoking Books by Theodore Sturgeon

    The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hall of Famer wrote genre fiction with a conscience.

    by Olivia Mason

    5 Technologies from <em>Neuromancer</em> That Are Almost Here

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    5 Technologies from Neuromancer That Are Almost Here

    The tech that William Gibson predicted 30+ years ago in "Neuromancer" feels closer to reality than fiction in 2018.

    by Chris Mahon

    14 Heart-Pounding Books Like Jeff Vandermeer's <em>Annihilation </em>

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    14 Heart-Pounding Books Like Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation 

    If entering Area X sounds like your kind of adventure, here are 14 other stories you’ll want to explore.

    by Audrey Webster

    How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction

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    How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction

    Science fiction owes a debt to a dude born when many people still thought the Earth was the center of the Universe: William Shakespeare.

    by Carolyn Cox

    February Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bundle Giveaway

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    February Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bundle Giveaway

    One lucky winner will take home nine amazing books — plus a year's subscription to "Spectacle Magazine"!

    by The Portalist Staff

    13 Classic Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

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    13 Classic Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

    Travel far beyond your basic English class curriculum…

    by Sarah Mangiola

    8 Fantasy Romance Books That Are Sure to Satisfy

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    8 Fantasy Romance Books That Are Sure to Satisfy

    Fantasy stories with a side—or full serving—of romance.

    by The Portalist Staff

    9 of the Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

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    9 of the Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

    You're sure to have happy trails with these tales.

    by Carolyn Cox

    You Need to Read Sarah J. Maas' <em>A Court of Thorns and Roses</em>

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    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."

    by Olivia Mason

    Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

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    Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

    It may be Black History Month, but these authors deserve to be read all year round.

    by Olivia Mason

    A Tolkien Scholar Examines the Nature of Evil in the One Ring 

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    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?

    by Olivia Mason

    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

    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

    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 The Portalist Staff

    9 Little-Known Facts About Jules Verne 

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    9 Little-Known Facts About Jules Verne 

    How much do you really know about the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” author?

    by Audrey Webster

    Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

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    Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

    In writing his own magical world, David Mack looked to two very different examples from fantasy fiction.

    by David Mack

    NASA, the &quot;Challenger&quot; Disaster, and How One Phone Call Could Have Saved the Crew

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    NASA, the "Challenger" Disaster, and How One Phone Call Could Have Saved the Crew

    NASA veteran, Hugh Harris, examines the "Challenger" disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, and what we’ve learned from it.

    by Hugh Harris

    Alan Shepard, the Apollo 1 Disaster, and the Race to the Moon

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    Alan Shepard, the Apollo 1 Disaster, and the Race to the Moon

    On January 27, 1967, a fire broke out during a launch simulation of the Apollo 1 aircraft, killing the men inside and changing NASA forever.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Ursula K. Le Guin Passes Away at 88

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    Ursula K. Le Guin Passes Away at 88

    "The New York Times" reports that the landmark author of "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the "Earthsea" novels has died.

    by Carolyn Cox

    [CLOSED] Win 2 Tickets to the <em>Parable of the Sower</em> Opera

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    [CLOSED] Win 2 Tickets to the Parable of the Sower Opera

    We're giving away tickets to the new musical adaptation of Butler's work, plus copies of her influential "Earthseed" book series!

    by The Portalist Staff

    10 Books Like <em>Black Mirror</em>

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    10 Books Like Black Mirror

    Are we our own worst enemy?

    by Olivia Mason

    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

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