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8 Unforgettable Fantasy Books Featuring Heroic Women Changing the World

You don’t necessarily need superpowers like Wonder Woman to be a hero—although, the Lasso of Truth can't hurt.

The Reluctant Hero and the Un-Chosen One: How to Subvert Tropes to Save the World

Fantasy author Sarah Beth Durst on embracing what you love when it comes to writing.

The Untold Story of Captain Hook

There’s more than one side to every tale…

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."

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.

7 Books That Warn Us About Technology Taking Over

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

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.