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Read the True Story Behind One of the Best Star Trek Episodes Ever

In a 1988 essay, Harlan Ellison revealed the story behind “The City on the Edge of Forever,” one of the most acclaimed episodes of Star Trek.

by MacKenzie Stuart

SNEAK PEEK: Read a Preview from Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars 

In the first chapter from Leigh Bardugo’s new novel set in the Grishaverse, a young boy faces his worst nightmare on a stormy night.

by Carolyn Cox

[CLOSED] Enter to Win an Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Bundle 

Complete your home library with eight incredible books — plus, the perfect accessory to complement your new collection. 

by The Portalist Staff

13 Sci-Fi Short Stories You Can Read Over Your Lunch Break

There’s something so satisfying about absorbing an entire narrative in one sitting. That's why we love these incredible tales. 

by Grazia Rutherford-Swan

12 Enchanting Fairy Tales for Adults 

Between 'once upon a time' and 'happily ever after,' these fairy tale-like stories will cast a spell on adult readers. 

by Carolyn Cox

Alyxandra Harvey Shares 8 of Her Favorite Literary Vampires

Not all bloodsuckers are created equal: The author of the urban fantasy vampire series The Drake Chronicles reveals 8 of her favorite vamps. 

by Alyxandra Harvey

9 Epic Books Like Throne of Glass

These novels have all the magic, adventure, and strong female characters you could ever wish for.

by MacKenzie Stuart

9 Thrilling Books Like Percy Jackson

Can't get your head out of the clouds — or rather, Mount Olympus? We’ve got you covered.

by MacKenzie Stuart

11 Fantasy Adventure Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down

These epic page-turners will have you on the edge of your seat. 

by Carolyn Cox

10 of the Most Important The Lord of the Rings Quotes

In honor of the late J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, we're looking back at the greatest words of wisdom from the classic fantasy trilogy. 

by Shannon Raphael

First Read: Poul Anderson's Operation Chaos and Operation Luna

Seasoned sci-fi and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell dives into Poul Anderson's urban paranormal duology for the first time. 

by Betsy Mitchell

10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books That Need Adaptations

Are you there, Hollywood? It's us, sci-fi and fantasy fans.

by Olivia Mason

8 Scary Creatures from Sci-Fi Books

In space, no one can hear you scream—and if you're picking up one of these books, that might be for the better.

by Carolyn Cox

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