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10 of the Best Books on Writing by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

Whether you're struggling with the nuances of a fictional language or just struggling to get started, take some tips from the best of the best.

By Stephen Lovely

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. 

By The Portalist Staff

Space Opera Meets Arrival in Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17

A famous poet must decipher a strange alien language before it becomes a weapon of mass destruction.

By Olivia Mason

11 Books Like Ready Player One

Virtual reality escapism is just the beginning...

By Stephen Lovely

Parable of the Sower: Enter Octavia Butler's Terrifying and Unforgettable World

Possessing hope and a strange ability, Lauren is thrust into an unknown world with a seemingly impossible goal. 

By Audrey Webster

[CLOSED] Win a Trip to StarFest Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention in Denver!

We've partnered with StarFest to give away 2 Platinum Passes, a $300 travel voucher, and a bundle of books to read on your trip!

By The Portalist Staff

Spanning Genres: The Lasting Influence of Lois Lowry and Her Work

The author explored both light and heavy subject matter—covering everything from contemporary adolescence to dystopian worlds and the Holocaust. 

By Stephen Lovely

[CLOSED] March Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bundle Giveaway

We're giving away a bundle of books and games perfect for sci-fi & fantasy fans — including the acclaimed new fantasy Children of Blood and Bone!

By The Portalist Staff

Author Joe Haldeman on How the Vietnam War Gave Him Something to Write About

Haldeman’s military science fiction was heavily influenced by his time in combat.

By Joe Haldeman

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.

By The Portalist Staff

The Genius Behind Modern Science: Books About Albert Einstein

Learn more about the theoretical physicist responsible for some of the most incredible scientific discoveries. 

By Audrey Webster

8 Physics and Math Books to Read for Pi Day

Cut yourself a piece of pie and cozy up with one of these engrossing reads. 

By Carolyn Cox

7 Apocalyptic Books for Fans of Hard Sun 

Neil Cross’ new series will make you crave more sci-fi thrillers. 

By Sarah Mangiola

Tamora Pierce Talks Writing and Reading About Female Warriors

"I wrote what I wanted to read, which was sensible, intelligent girl swordfighters."

By Carolyn Cox

Jack Parsons: A Pioneer of Rocket Science and His Bumpy Road to Fame

Author George Pendle explores the fascinating and unorthodox life of a brilliant scientist in his book "Strange Angel."

By Audrey Webster

The Re-Read: A Wrinkle in Time

Journey back to your childhood, and discover how your perceptions of "A Wrinkle in Time" might have changed from then to now.

By Early Bird Books

SNEAK PEEK: Children of Blood and Bone Is Your Next YA Fantasy Obsession

Debut author Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy novel takes readers to a place where magic has died ... and a young girl has one chance to bring it back.

By Sarah Mangiola

8 Harry Potter Audiobooks That Will Transport You to Hogwarts

Still sad you never got your Hogwarts Letter? These audiobooks are the next-best thing.

By Audrey Webster

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

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