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Read the True Story Behind One of the Best Star Trek Episodes Ever

In a 1988 essay, Harlan Ellison revealed the story behind “The City on the Edge of Forever,” one of the most acclaimed episodes of Star Trek.

by MacKenzie Stuart

SNEAK PEEK: Read a Preview from Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars 

In the first chapter from Leigh Bardugo’s new novel set in the Grishaverse, a young boy faces his worst nightmare on a stormy night.

by Carolyn Cox

Discover The Terrifying Novel Behind Village of the Damned 

Before the movie, there was John Wyndham’s eerie tale of alien invasion in a quaint British town…

by Carolyn Cox

Read This Series If You Love Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy

Hoping for a brighter future, humanity looks to terraform the brightest planet in the solar system: Venus.

by Olivia Mason

Moonwar is a Thrilling Space Romp in Ben Bova's Grand Tour Series

The final installment of the two-part Moonbase Saga sees the leaders of a lunar colony fight for the nanotechnology they need to survive.

by Olivia Mason

It's Aliens vs. Ninjas in This Rip-Roaring Space Adventure

In Timothy Zahn's Blackcollar series, a Resistance fighter teams up with space ninjas to defeat alien tyrants.

by Olivia Mason

Night Train to Rigel: Space Travel Has Never Been So Cool

When an ex-spy receives a ticket aboard a galactic train, he's tasked with preventing the outbreak of a devastating space war.

by Olivia Mason

In the Shadow of the Towers: Jeff VanderMeer Imagines 9/11 in an Alternate Reality

The Annihilation author explores President Bush's experience through a speculative fiction lens in "The Goat Variations."

by Olivia Mason

Mirage: Somaiya Daud’s Diverse Debut Fantasy Novel

This Moroccan-inspired novel confronts prejudice and colonialism on another planet. 

by Sarah Mangiola

Artificial Intelligence Goes Rogue in This Technothriller by Peter Riva

In a future controlled by computers, a codifier discovers a terrifying secret that places everyone at risk.

by Shannon Raphael

Dragons Come to Space in This Timothy Zahn Sci-Fi Thriller

A 14-year-old con becomes the host of an endangered dragon—and embarks on his most perilous undertaking yet.

by Shannon Raphael

Midworld: The Alan Dean Foster Novel That May Have Inspired Avatar

When humans arrive on the planet Midworld, they convince an unsuspecting native to help them find a depleting natural resource.

by Shannon Raphael

If You're a Fan of Ursula K. Le Guin, Read Eleanor Arnason's A Woman of the Iron People

When an anthropologist investigates an alien society on a foreign planet, she begins to question the benefits of human intervention.

by Shannon Raphael

Zack Parsons’ Mind-Bending Novel Blends Sci-Fi, Horror, Noir, and Western Fiction

Liminal States is a rip-roaring epic through time in which rival immortals battle for the woman they loved and lost.

by Shannon Raphael

A Gifted Scholar Fights for His Kingdom in Katherine Kurtz's Medieval Fantasy

As Gwynedd's usurper king grows more barbaric, the gifted Camber MacRorie tries to restore the throne to its rightful heir in Camber of Culdi. 

by Olivia Mason

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.

by Olivia Mason

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.

by Olivia Mason

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.

by Olivia Mason

The Magical Sequel to Caraval Will Leave You Breathless

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

by Sarah Mangiola

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