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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

Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

It may be Black History Month, but these authors deserve to be read all year round.

By Olivia Mason

NASA, the Challenger Disaster, and How One Phone Call Could Have Saved the Crew

NASA veteran Hugh Harris examines the Challenger disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, and what we’ve learned from it.

By Hugh Harris

13 Alarming Books About Apocalyptic Plagues

These terrifyingly realistic books will make you want to live in a bubble—permanently.

By Stephen Lovely

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

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

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