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13 Classic Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Travel far beyond your basic English class curriculum…

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.

9 Little-Known Facts About Jules Verne

How much do you really know about the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” author?

Robert McCammon's Swan Song is Unparalleled Post-Apocalyptic Horror

In the wake of a nuclear holocaust, a professional wrestler becomes the sole protector of the world's only hope for survival—a 9-year-old psychic.

The Female Man: The Novel That Gave Birth to Feminist Science Fiction

In Joanna Russ' Nebula Award-winning book, an alliance between four women raises questions about gender roles and identity.

The History of the Nebula Awards

Celebrating the best and the brightest in the SF/F community.

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.

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.

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...

See the Eerie First Trailer for the Adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers

Martin says the TV series of his sci-fi novella will be "Psycho in space."

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.

Author Joe Haldeman on How the Vietnam War Gave Him Something to Write About

Haldeman’s military science fiction was heavily influenced by his time in combat.

Jack Parsons: A Pioneer of Rocket Science and His Bumpy Road to Fame

Author George Pendle explores the fascinating and unorthodox life of a brilliant scientist in his book "Strange Angel."

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.