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9 Imaginative Fairy Tale Retellings

We always find ourselves coming back to the classics.

by Jessica Ferri

5 of the Most Elaborate Alternate History Books

Some alternate histories go to absurd lengths to be as factual as possible—even if that means taking things to a ridiculously detailed level.

by Chris Mahon

8 Books to Read As We Await the Return of “Westworld”

Here are eight books to fill your void for violent Westerns, self-aware androids, and general epic entertainment.

by Sarah Mangiola

Re-Read: "Black Swan, White Raven," edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Speculative fiction writer K. Tempest Bradford looks back at this anthology of feminist fairy tale retellings.

by K. Tempest Bradford

10 Transformative Fantasy Books About Shapeshifters

Werewolves, dragons, and cats are only a few of the animals taking shape in these top-notch fantasy books.

by Sarah Mangiola

Re-Read: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Lou J. Berger re-reads "The Forever War" for the first time since he was a child, and has a very different take on the horrors of war as an adult.

by Lou J. Berger

11 Books Like “A Monster Calls”

In these fantasy books, good can be found even in the darkest of times.

by Dana Piccoli

What If You Were Kidnapped as War Threatened Your Kingdom?

In Patricia C. Wrede's Shadow Magic, dark wizards awaken the Shadow-Born and the Lithmern kidnap Princess Alethia as they make plans to invade her home.

by Jessica Ferri

Author Kendare Blake on Why Horror Seems to Follow Her

Young adult author Kendare Blake isn’t afraid to tackle horrific themes—in fact, she’s drawn to them.

by Sarah Mangiola

First Read: “Way Station,” by Clifford D. Simak

Seasoned sci-fi and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell dives into Clifford Simak's award winning, out-of-this-world read for the very first time.

by Betsy Mitchell

BFFs Over BFs: Author Naomi Novik on the Importance of Female Friendship in YA

Novik emphasizes friendship and community instead of romance in her novel, “Uprooted.”

by Sarah Mangiola

Geek TV’s Stars and Writers Share the Books That Inspire Them

Ever wonder how Lucy Lawless prepares for her roles? Look no further than your bookshelf.

by Carolyn Cox

8 Unlikely Heroes That Shaped the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Genre

These underdogs didn't just save their own worlds – they changed the history of the genre.

by Terrence Dalton

“Star Wars” Author Chuck Wendig Talks Creating New Stories Within the Universe

Dedicated "Star Wars" fans are always hungry for more details about their favorite fictitious world. But just where will Wendig take them?

by Sarah Mangiola

10 Best Dragon Books in Fantasy Fiction

Is there any creature—aside from a unicorn—that would make a more badass real-life pet?

by Aliza Polkes

5 Technologies from Science Fiction That Could Be Awesome in Real Life

We wish these were part of our reality, and a little less fictional.

by Terrence Dalton

13 Science Fiction Books That Will Tickle Your Funny Bone

Visions of the future are not all doom and gloom.

by Aliza Polkes

8 YA Fantasy Novels to Look Out For This Fall

Coming of age is tough. Try doing it in a world with problems bigger than any you can imagine.

by Terrence Dalton

8 Weird and Wonderful Books for Tim Burton Fans

If you've seen all of his movies and need more, or if you're just looking for a Burton-inspired read, we've got you covered.

by Aliza Polkes

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