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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.

A Vampire Fledgling Gets a Taste of Her Dangerous New World

In Berni Stevens' paranormal romance, newly-turned Ellie realizes she's already gained a few blood-sucking enemies.

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Enter for a chance to win six new sci-fi and fantasy reads.

Have an Out-of-This-World Weekend at Escape Velocity 2018

The Maryland convention celebrates the best in science and sci-fi—and right now they're offering a 20% discount to Portalist readers! 

Sherrilyn Kenyon Talks Coloring Outside the Lines

The genre-defying bestselling author explains why she's drawn to fantasy, romance, horror—and everything in-between. 

10 Must-Read Jane Yolen Books

For over fifty years, the award-winning author has been using fairy tales and real history to create compelling fantasies.

The Magical Sequel to Caraval Will Leave You Breathless

Get a sneak peek of Stephanie Garber's new young adult fantasy romance book, Legendary!

[CLOSED] Win Passes to Escape Velocity and a Sci-Fi Prize Pack!

We've partnered with Escape Velocity to give away 6 weekend passes to the Maryland con, a $75 voucher, and a book bundle signed by Greg Bear.

Exploring Classism in the Far Future and Today

Author Emily Devenport looks at classism in America through the lens of her upcoming sci-fi novel Medusa Uploaded.

Why the New Gormenghast Adaptation Has My Excitement Peake-d

The time is right for Mervyn Peake's masterpiece to return to the small screen.

8 Margaret Atwood Quotes for When the Bastards Grind You Down

The accomplished author reflects on dystopia, gender, and the eternal possibility of giraffes.

Time Travelers Visit 1930s Germany and Disrupt History

In Allen Steele's Time Loves a Hero, a journey to the past may change the centuries to come.

Rachel Carson on the Mysterious Magic of the Sea

In The Edge of the Sea, the legendary environmentalist reminds us that the underwater world is as fantastical as our favorite fictional universes.

10 of the Best Books on Writing by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

Whether you're struggling with the nuances of a fictional language or just struggling to get started, take some tips from the best of the best.

The Handmaid’s Tale Returns Soon—Download a Free Guide to Get You Ready

Know your Offred from your Ofglen? Eyes from your Angels? This free Ebook will get you up to speed for Season 2. 

Space Opera Meets Arrival in Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17

A famous poet must decipher a strange alien language before it becomes a weapon of mass destruction.

11 Books Like Ready Player One

Virtual reality escapism is just the beginning...

Parable of the Sower: Enter Octavia Butler's Terrifying and Unforgettable World

Possessing hope and a strange ability, Lauren is thrust into an unknown world with a seemingly impossible goal.