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9 Unsettling Sci-Fi Books Like Lord of the Flies

Like William Golding's masterpiece, these gripping novels explore the thin line between human and savage.

13 Books Like The Handmaid's Tale

Blessed be the fruit of Margaret Atwood's influence.

7 Unforgettable Books Like Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

If you love Station Eleven, you won't be able to put down these seven other tales of the apocalypse.

10 Shocking Dystopian Fiction Books

You'll be gripped by these unsettling visions of alternate realities and possible futures.

12 Dystopian Series You Haven't Read But Should

These under-the-radar books will get under your skin.

7 Amazing Pieces of Fan Mail from Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

Great writers don't just get fan letters—sometimes they send them, too.

Margaret Atwood Confirms a Sequel for The Handmaid’s Tale

Welcome back to Gilead! Margaret Atwood has announced a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, set 15 years after the end of the first book. 

Interview: Alex London Takes Flight with Queer fantasy 

The author of the Proxy series and The Skybound Saga talks worldbuilding, birds of prey, and writing queer stories for and about young adults. 

Flesh-Eating Plants Take Over the World in The Day of the Triffids

Humanity goes head to head with a dangerous, mobile plant species in John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic classic.

Bookburners Is Your Next Fantasy Obsession 

Uncover this utterly addictive urban fantasy serial today. 

Bernard Beckett's Mind-Bending Genesis Isn't Like Other Dystopian Books

In the future, 17-year-old Anax takes an oral exam on 21st century history, hoping to gain acceptance into an elite government institution.

How Dystopian YA Continues to Evolve With the Times

In the 1980s, young adult dystopian fiction was scarce. But today, it's a cultural touchstone and a force for change.

5 Disaster Movies Seen Through a Scientific Lens

These blockbuster disaster movies should be taken with grain of salt the size of The Rock.

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. 

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.