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Grenfell Tower Victim Nur Huda el-Wahabi to Be Honored in New Philip Pullman Trilogy

The "His Dark Materials'' author raised over £30,000 in an auction for relief efforts, and will name a character in "The Book of Dust" after 16-year-old el-Wahabi.

[CLOSED] The Portalist's HUGE Summer Reading Giveaway!

We're giving away 20 exciting sci-fi and fantasy books to kick off the new season.

The Science of Happiness 

Physics professor Kunal K. Das explains how our everyday emotions directly relate to quantum states.

10 Space-tacular Books Like The Martian

There's so much more of the Red Planet to discover.

Ian R. MacLeod Talks Exposing Fascism Through Fiction

Ian R. MacLeod Talks Exposing Fascism Through Fiction

The award-winning author explains how writing alternate history helps him uncover modern-day woes.

8 Brilliant Books for Fans of Orphan Black

Celebrate the final season of the sci-fi masterpiece with these eight clonetastic books.

Writer Paul Di Filippo Talks Tormenting His Protagonists

Writer Paul Di Filippo Talks Tormenting His Protagonists

"You always have to leave some lifeline, however slim."

7 Books That Warn Us About Technology Taking Over

You may regret saving everything to the Cloud after reading these books…

Oisín McGann Shares His Approach to 'Writing What You Know'

The Wildenstern Saga author explains his love of steampunk, and why he incorporates fun into his dystopian tales.

Listen to an Audio Excerpt from Alan Dean Foster's The Deavys

Someone has stolen the truth—and these siblings will stop at nothing to get it back.

Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It's Important to Just 'Write the Damn Book'

The newly-minted Grand Master discusses her prolific career in science fiction and fantasy.

8 Sci-Fi Thrillers for Fans of Gravity

Space and suspense combine to create thrilling adventures.

Vampire Fiction Author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Talks Writing Across Genres

The legendary author reveals what drew her to horror, the challenges of writing across genres, and how she incorporates history into her fiction.

[CLOSED] Giveaway: "Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation"

Enter for a chance to win the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's classic story.

The Dark Tower Trailer Is Finally Here, Say Gawd-Bomb!

The Dark Tower Trailer Is Finally Here, Say Gawd-Bomb!

We break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from the controversial first trailer for the Stephen King adaptation.

Wanted: One Paleontologist, Willing to Travel Through Time

Serious possibility of violent death. Must be willing to relocate to the Mesozoic.

Behold, the 2017 Hugo Nominees for Best Novel!

Behold, the 2017 Hugo Nominees for Best Novel!

If you're not familiar with these six books yet, today's your lucky day.