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First Trailer for Annihilation Promises to Blow Our Minds

The adaptation of Jeff Vandermeer's sci-fi horror novel looks just as chilling and thought-provoking as its source material.

By Carolyn Cox

8 Books That Will Make You Fall for Hard Science Fiction

Get hooked on science fiction that's rooted in the facts.

By Stephen Lovely

Shocking Depictions of the Future from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

From dystopian fantasy worlds to apocalyptic science fiction, sometimes books give us a very disturbing look at a possible future.

By Sarah Mangiola

Without George R.R. Martin, Is Game of Thrones Still Great? 

Season 7 gave viewers all the reunions, action, and catharsis we wanted. But sometimes, what we want is not what a show needs.

By Stephen Lovely

Legendary Author Joe Haldeman Shares the Story Behind The Forever War

Although considered a classic today, "The Forever War" was at first deemed unpublishable—partially because it dared to include female characters.

By Chris Mahon

[CLOSED] Giveaway: Win a Copy of the New Sci-Fi Book, Retrograde, by Peter Cawdron

Enter for your chance to win a hard science fiction book that takes place on Mars.

By The Portalist Staff

The Undelightened: Fantasy Told From the Dark Side

Fantasy books tend to focus on the light side of magic in the fight between good and evil…but what about the dark side?

By Sarah Mangiola

Philip José Farmer's Books Are More Relevant Than Ever

Thirty years after it first came out, Philip José Farmer's "Dayworld" continues to resonate with modern readers.

By Betsy Mitchell

Science Fiction Has Won the War

Best-selling author Greg Bear on the genre’s new ‘golden age.'

By Frank Catalano

10 Female SF/F Authors and the Stories Behind Their Pen Names

Do you know the true identities of the authors penning your favorite science fiction and fantasy novels?

By Olivia Mason

Grand Master Brian W. Aldiss Passes Away at 92

Remembering the exceptional science fiction author.

By Carolyn Cox

9 Freaky Predictions from Dystopian Novels That Have Come True

These nine novels made unsettlingly accurate predictions about our modern world.

By Early Bird Books

Free Ebook: Download the Dystopian Classic The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells

All Graham wanted to do was get some rest. But while he was sleeping, the world changed forever.

By The Portalist Staff

The Patterns Around Octavia Butler

Over a decade after her death, a new fan anthology reveals how Butler's work continues to connect people and communities.

By Alexandra Pierce

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