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7 Must-Read Tolkien Books for The Lord of the Rings Fans

From biographies to art anthologies, each of these incredible titles shines a fascinating light on the man behind Middle-earth. 

by Carolyn Cox

8 Military Sci-Fi Books Set in a Galaxy Far, Far Away 

Out-of-this-world stories of destruction, bravery, and hope. 

by Sarah Mangiola

15 Heart-Pounding Books Like Twilight

Looking to fill the hole in your heart that Twilight left behind? We’ve got just the fix.

by MacKenzie Stuart

Lightning Bonds a Young Girl and a Lethal Dragon in The Elementalists

Chloe hasn't been the same since her accident. And neither has the world...

by Grazia Rutherford-Swan

Remembering the Late Andre Norton

In honor of her 107th birthday, celebrate the groundbreaking Grand Master with photos taken throughout her extraordinary life. 

by Carolyn Cox

From Xanth and Beyond: 13 Piers Anthony Books

The author of the long-running Xanth series isn't afraid to be quirky, dark—or a little controversial.

by The Portalist Staff

Stirring First Trailer for Tolkien Biopic Takes Us There and Back Again 

The upcoming biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien promises to explore the rich past of one of the greatest fantasy writers ever.

by MacKenzie Stuart

8 Fantasy Romance Books That Are Sure to Satisfy

Fantasy stories with a side—or full serving—of romance.

by Sarah Mangiola

7 Thought-Provoking Books by Theodore Sturgeon

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hall of Famer wrote genre fiction with a conscience.

by Olivia Mason

14 John Bellairs Books for Fans of Fantastical Mysteries

Boy-heroes, Gothic suspense, and magical quests are all part of the Bellairs norm.

by Olivia Mason

11 Space Adventures to Keep You Going Until The Expanse Returns

If the Expanse books aren't enough to tide you over until the television series returns, these captivating narratives should do the trick.

by Nick Sweeney

Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

It may be Black History Month, but these authors deserve to be read all year round.

by Olivia Mason

10 Brilliant Hard Science Fiction Novels

For those who take their science fiction with a side of accuracy...

by Stephen Lovely

NASA, the Challenger Disaster, and How One Phone Call Could Have Saved the Crew

NASA veteran Hugh Harris examines the Challenger disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, and what we’ve learned from it.

by Hugh Harris

10 Books Like The Handmaid's Tale

Blessed be the fruit of Margaret Atwood's influence.

by Olivia Mason

8 High Fantasy Books That'll Be Your Next Obsession

Your high fantasy reading shouldn't stop at Tolkien.

by Olivia Mason

13 Alarming Books About Apocalyptic Plagues

These terrifyingly realistic books will make you want to live in a bubble—permanently. 

by Stephen Lovely

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