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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.

11 NonFiction Geek Books By Women

11 NonFiction Geek Books By Women

Great reads for International Women's Day—and beyond.

How to Survive the End of the World

How to Survive the End of the World

Step one: Don't panic. Step two? Eat bugs.

[CLOSED] Giveaway: "Humans, Bow Down," by James Patterson

In partnership with The Lineup, we're giving away a survival prize pack — including Patterson's new sci-fi thriller.

"Golden Compass" Author Philip Pullman to Release New Trilogy

The author's "The Book of Dust" trilogy will be set in the same world as "His Dark Materials."

Book Lovers: Enter to Win a Tablet Loaded With Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titles

Book Lovers: Enter to Win a Tablet Loaded With Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titles

Tor.Com & The Portalist present: The eBook Collection Sweepstakes.

Re-Read: Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

Octavia Butler scholar Adrienne Brown finds that things today are eerily similar to the apocalyptic world imagined within Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.

The Future of War, Peace, and Military Science Fiction

The Future of War, Peace, and Military Science Fiction

Military science fiction doesn’t have to just be about space battles and glory. It can examine why we, as a culture, choose to make war—and how we can change.

Seven Minutes of Terror: The Phoenix Mars Mission

Seven Minutes of Terror: The Phoenix Mars Mission

Andrew Kessler details the 90 nail-biting, but incredible, days he spent with the Phoenix Mars Mission in 2008.

8 Books to Read As We Await the Return of “Westworld”

8 Books to Read As We Await the Return of “Westworld”

Here are eight books to fill your void for violent Westerns, self-aware androids, and general epic entertainment.

10 Transformative Fantasy Books About Shapeshifters

Werewolves, dragons, and cats are only a few of the animals taking shape in these top-notch fantasy books.

Re-Read: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Lou J. Berger re-reads "The Forever War" for the first time since he was a child, and has a very different take on the horrors of war as an adult.

11 Books Like “A Monster Calls”

11 Books Like “A Monster Calls”

In these fantasy books, good can be found even in the darkest of times.

What If You Were Kidnapped as War Threatened Your Kingdom?

In Patricia C. Wrede's Shadow Magic, dark wizards awaken the Shadow-Born and the Lithmern kidnap Princess Alethia as they make plans to invade her home.

Author Kendare Blake on Why Horror Seems to Follow Her

Author Kendare Blake on Why Horror Seems to Follow Her

Young adult author Kendare Blake isn’t afraid to tackle horrific themes—in fact, she’s drawn to them.

First Read: “Way Station,” by Clifford D. Simak

First Read: “Way Station,” by Clifford D. Simak

Seasoned sci-fi and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell dives into Clifford Simak's award winning, out-of-this-world read for the very first time.

BFFs Over BFs: Author Naomi Novik on the Importance of Female Friendship in YA

BFFs Over BFs: Author Naomi Novik on the Importance of Female Friendship in YA

Novik emphasizes friendship and community instead of romance in her novel, “Uprooted.”

Geek TV’s Stars and Writers Share the Books That Inspire Them

Geek TV’s Stars and Writers Share the Books That Inspire Them

Ever wonder how Lucy Lawless prepares for her roles? Look no further than your bookshelf.

8 Unlikely Heroes Who Shaped the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Genres

These underdogs didn't just save their own worlds – they changed the history of the genre.

“Star Wars” Author Chuck Wendig Talks Creating New Stories Within the Universe

Dedicated "Star Wars" fans are always hungry for more details about their favorite fictitious world. But just where will Wendig take them?