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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.

The Re-Read: A Wrinkle in Time

Journey back to your childhood, and discover how your perceptions of "A Wrinkle in Time" might have changed from then to now.

SNEAK PEEK: Children of Blood and Bone Is Your Next YA Fantasy Obsession

Debut author Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy novel takes readers to a place where magic has died ... and a young girl has one chance to bring it back.

8 Harry Potter Audiobooks That Will Transport You to Hogwarts

Still sad you never got your Hogwarts Letter? These audiobooks are the next-best thing.

15 Fascinating Facts About Octavia Butler

On the anniversary of her death, we look back on the extraordinary life of a remarkable writer.

5 Technologies from Neuromancer That Are Almost Here

The tech that Gibson predicted 30+ years ago in Neuromancer now feels closer to reality than fiction.

How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction

Science fiction owes a debt to a dude born when many people still thought the Earth was the center of the Universe: William Shakespeare.

9 of the Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

You're sure to have happy trails with these tales.

You Need to Read Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses

Or "How I Fell in Love with Faeries—and Why You Will Too."

A Tolkien Scholar Examines the Nature of Evil in the One Ring

Is evil an external or internal force in Tolkien's beloved fantasy series?

Exclusive: The One-of-a-Kind Book Bundle Every Fan Must Own

We partnered with award-winning science fiction author Greg Bear to create a five-book collection that deserves a home in your personal library.

Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

In writing his own magical world, David Mack looked to two very different examples from fantasy fiction.

Alan Shepard, the Apollo 1 Disaster, and the Race to the Moon

On January 27, 1967, a fire broke out during a launch simulation of the Apollo 1 aircraft, killing the men inside and changing NASA forever.

Ursula K. Le Guin Passes Away at 88

"The New York Times" reports that the landmark author of "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the "Earthsea" novels has died.

What If Your Dreams Were Public Knowledge?

In this excerpt, iconic author Ursula K. Le Guin envisions a plane of existence where no one dreams alone.

It's a Pleasure to Burn in Teaser for HBO's Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury's dystopian classic is brought to life in this powerful peek at the upcoming film.

Immortality Has a Steep Price in Joe Haldeman's Buying Time

From the award-winning author of "The Forever War" comes a sci-fi mystery set in a world where death is optional—as long as you can pay.