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How Game of Thrones Became the TV Juggernaut It Is Today

Take a crash course in the page-to-screen history of George R.R. Martin's hit series. 

By Stephen Lovely

Don't Panic Explores Douglas Adams' 'Lost Year' in L.A.  

Neil Gaiman's book Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy shines a light on lesser-known aspects of Adams' career—including his challenging first year in L.A. 

By Carolyn Cox

Samuel R. Delany and Others on Octavia E. Butler's Legacy

Octavia Butler passed away 13 years ago, but as these writers explain, her work is more urgent now than ever before. 

By Carolyn Cox

Fewer Than 42 Facts About Douglas Adams 

Here are some of the most fascinating facts we learned about the late author from Neil Gaiman's Don't Panic

By Grazia Rutherford-Swan

All Seven Harry Potter Books, Ranked

Every Harry Potter book is magical – some more so than others. 

By Bailey Bennett

“Parrots, the Universe and Everything”: What Douglas Adams Learned from Traveling the World

The author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy had a few thoughts to share about our very own planet.

By MacKenzie Stuart

10 Andre Norton Books Everyone Should Read

Get to know the woman who changed science fiction and fantasy.

By Olivia Mason

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

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