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16 Fantasy Books Featuring Teens with Magical Abilities

It's a whole new world for these teens navigating the rocky road of growing up while learning how to control their newfound powers.

By Nick Sweeney

A Heartless God and Compassionate Goddess Clash in Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed

Read an excerpt from Octavia E. Butler’s sci-fi novel—soon to be an Amazon TV series from Viola Davis and Nnedi Okorafor. 

By Xavier Piedra

7 Amazing Pieces of Fan Mail from Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

Great writers don't just get fan letters—sometimes they send them, too.

By Aliza Polkes

13 Books to Read If You're a Fan of American Gods 

Satisfy your craving for epic tales of gods, magic, and wayward mortals.

By Nick Sweeney

Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed to Be Adapted for the Small Screen

A creative team including Nnedi Okorafor and Viola Davis will bring the sci-fi novel to life. 

By Hezra Martinez

See the 2019 Hugo Awards Finalists 

Mary Robinette Kowal, Martha Wells, and John Krasinski are among this year's nominees. 

By Xavier Piedra

10 of the Best Game of Thrones Quotes

Season 8 is coming — prepare yourself with these wise words from the denizens of Westeros.

By Stephen Lovely

10 Transportive Ben Bova Books 

Take a grand tour of the award-winning hard sci-fi author’s literary works. 

By Matthew Thompson

Enter to Win the Ultimate Game of Thrones Season 8 Giveaway

Don't miss your chance to take home an absolutely epic Game of Thrones prize pack worth over $1,000. 

By The Portalist Staff

13 Extraordinary Arthur C. Clarke Books

Explore the sci-fi Grand Master’s legendary tales.

By Matthew Thompson

9 Stirring Neil Gaiman Quotes

Find out what the author of The Sandman and Coraline has to say about the inevitability of death, the importance of books, and more.

By MacKenzie Stuart

The Enduring Anger of Joanna Russ 

In honor of Women's History Month, we're looking back on the genius and fury of the late feminist sci-fi author. 

By Carolyn Cox

8 Powerful Post-Apocalyptic Books

It's the end of the world as we know it: These post-apocalyptic novels offer terrifying visions that will have you hooked.

By Carolyn Cox

'Give Us a Happy Ending & Don’t Hurt The Dogs': Writing The Sterkarm Handshake

Author Susan Price shares the trials, tribulations, and joys of writing her time travel novel The Sterkarm Handshake and its sequels. 

By Susan Price

Feminism Through the Ages: 11 Powerful Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books 

Spanning decades, these books show how feminism has always been relevant. 

By Lauryn E. Nosek

16 Impactful Female Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

These authors are just a few of the important voices in the sci-fi and fantasy community who have brought us strong, feminist characters.

By Sarah Mangiola

16 Books Like Harry Potter

As these books like "Harry Potter" prove, magic exists in more places than you might think...

By Nick Sweeney

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