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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

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.

by Olivia Mason

A Man With a Magical Gift is Drawn Back Into a World He Tried to Leave Behind

In post-Katrina New Orleans, a street magician with a knack for finding lost things is drawn into a fantastical and dark murder mystery. 

by Sarah Mangiola

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. 

by Olivia Mason

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.

by Olivia Mason

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. 

by Audrey Webster

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."

by Audrey Webster

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?

by Olivia Mason

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.

by Sarah Mangiola

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.

by Carolyn Cox

Reborn Fugitives Fight for Their Lives on the Planet Riverworld

After escaping from prison, three people from different centuries run from the religious zealot who pursues them.

by Olivia Mason

A Vision in the Night Sky Changes Everything in Boy's Life

In this award-winning tale of monsters both real and imagined, twelve-year-old Cory and his friend Ben lose their innocence as an object falls from space.

by Carolyn Cox

What If Music Were the Key to Another World?

In Greg Bear's "The Infinity Concerto," an infamous melody carries an aspiring poet into a place of magic and myth...

by Olivia Mason

Transport Yourself to a Deliciously Wicked Version of Victorian London

In Molly Tanzer’s “Creatures of Will and Temper,” two sisters are unexpectedly plunged into an underground diabolic cult…

by Sarah Mangiola

What If You Were Trapped in Another Realm? 

In “Shawndirea: Chronicles of Aetheaon: Book One,” a faery desperately tries to get back to her realm with the help of the human who captured her.

by Sarah Mangiola

What If Your Cell Phone Was a Portal for the Dead? 

In Greg Bear’s technothriller “Dead Lines,” a man’s life is forever changed when he starts seeing his murdered daughter.

by Sarah Mangiola

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