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How to Survive the End of the World

Step one: Don't panic. Step two? Eat bugs.

By Carolyn Cox

[CLOSED] Giveaway: "Humans, Bow Down," by James Patterson

In partnership with The Lineup, we're giving away a survival prize pack — including Patterson's new sci-fi thriller.

By Sarah Mangiola

"Golden Compass" Author Philip Pullman to Release New Trilogy

The author's "The Book of Dust" trilogy will be set in the same world as "His Dark Materials."

By Sarah Mangiola

One True Pairing: 12 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Couples We Ship

These 12 couples are the definition of #RelationshipGoals.

By Feliza Casano

Book Lovers: Enter to Win a Tablet Loaded With Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titles

Tor.Com & The Portalist present: The eBook Collection Sweepstakes.

By The Portalist Staff

Re-Read: Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

Octavia Butler scholar Adrienne Brown finds that things today are eerily similar to the apocalyptic world imagined within Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.

By Adrienne Brown

The Future of War, Peace, and Military Science Fiction

Military science fiction doesn’t have to just be about space battles and glory. It can examine why we, as a culture, choose to make war—and how we can change.

By Elizabeth Bonesteel

Seven Minutes of Terror: The Phoenix Mars Mission

Andrew Kessler details the 90 nail-biting, but incredible, days he spent with the Phoenix Mars Mission in 2008.

By Jessica Ferri

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

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