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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 Molly Reiniger

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

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

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

[CLOSED] 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

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

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

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

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

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