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Interview: Cartoonist Abby Howard Makes Dinosaurs Cooler Than Ever

Her first graphic novel, "Dinosaur Empire!", explores the wacky creatures of the Mesozoic Era.

By Olivia Mason

Rachel Ignotofsky on Celebrating Overlooked Women in Science

The author of "Women in Science" and "Women in Sports" explains why she's driven to make the untold stories of incredible women more accessible.

By Carolyn Cox

The Librarians Cast and Creators on Intellectual Heroism

The stars of the TNT fantasy series talk playing heroes who don't punch their problems away.

By Abbey White

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.

By Olivia Mason

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

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 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.

By Betsy Mitchell

9 Space Opera Books Featuring Powerful Heroines

Double the X chromosomes, double the badassery.

By Olivia Mason

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.

By Carolyn Cox

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? 

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

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

By David Bernstein

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

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

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

By The Portalist Staff

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 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.

By The Portalist Staff

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

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

By The Portalist Staff

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

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