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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

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

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