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The Librarians Cast and Creators on Intellectual Heroism

The Librarians Cast and Creators on Intellectual Heroism

The stars of the TNT fantasy series talk playing heroes who don't punch their problems away.

Zombie Expert Paul Vigna on the Optimism of The Walking Dead 

Zombie Expert Paul Vigna on the Optimism of The Walking Dead 

The author of “Guts: The Anatomy of the Walking Dead” explains why a show about the end of the world gives him hope.

What If You Were Trapped in Another Realm? 

In “Shawndirea: Chronicles of Aetheaon: Book One,” a faery desperately tries to get back to her realm with the help of the human who captured her.

Welcome to Night Vale's Jeffrey Cranor Reveals His Inspirations

The author and podcaster discusses the new novel "It Devours," the Denver International Airport, and the appeal of the inexplicable.

Triumphant Musical Adaptation Shows the Power of Butler's Parable of the Sower

One of Octavia E. Butler's editors shares how a new opera highlights the prescience and beauty of the late author's dystopian masterpiece.

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.