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Passionate about great sci-fi and fantasy books? Join us on an epic quest for the greatest reads and best authors of all time, from classic books to new releases.

9 Space Opera Books Featuring Powerful Heroines

Double the X chromosomes, double the badassery.

Interview: Victoria Schwab on Why Fantasy Is More Important Than Ever

The "Shades of Magic" author shares her thoughts on writing accessible fantasy in 2017.

What If Your Cell Phone Was a Portal for the Dead? 

In Greg Bear’s technothriller “Dead Lines,” a man’s life is forever changed when he starts seeing his murdered daughter.

Where Would You Go During an Apocalyptic Plague? 

In Michael Stark’s dark fantasy novel "The Island", William Hill retreats to his favorite spot to await death.

It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

Never Let Me Go Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The British writer beat out 194 other candidates for the prestigious prize.

Get Out-of-This-World Reads in an Incredible Humble Bundle

Support a worthy cause — and get a great deal — with the adventures in sci-fi Humble Bundle.

The Role of Science in Fantasy Worlds 

Author Ginn Hale explains just how closely related real-life science and fantasy fiction actually are.

Rise of the Iliri: Fantasy That Examines the Painful Truth of Being an Outsider 

Author Auryn Hadley explores prejudices that exist even in fantasy worlds in her series.

First Trailer for Annihilation Promises to Blow Our Minds

The adaptation of Jeff Vandermeer's sci-fi horror novel looks just as chilling and thought-provoking as its source material.

8 Books That Will Make You Fall for Hard Science Fiction

Get hooked on science fiction that's rooted in the facts.

Shocking Depictions of the Future from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

From dystopian fantasy worlds to apocalyptic science fiction, sometimes books give us a very disturbing look at a possible future.

Without George R.R. Martin, Is Game of Thrones Still Great?

Season 7 gave viewers all the reunions, action, and catharsis we wanted. But sometimes, what we want is not what a show needs.

Legendary Author Joe Haldeman Shares the Story Behind The Forever War

Although considered a classic today, "The Forever War" was at first deemed unpublishable—partially because it dared to include female characters.

The Undelightened: Fantasy Told From the Dark Side

Fantasy books tend to focus on the light side of magic in the fight between good and evil…but what about the dark side?

Philip José Farmer's Books Are More Relevant Than Ever

Thirty years after it first came out, Philip José Farmer's "Dayworld" continues to resonate with modern readers.