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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Ebooks to Download This Month

Explore new worlds with these classic science fiction and fantasy novels—free, this month only.

By The Portalist Staff

8 Brutally Honest Harlan Ellison Quotes

These punchy words of wisdom by the award-winning science fiction writer are as insightful as they are witty.

By MacKenzie Stuart

13 Sci-Fi Short Stories You Can Read Over Your Lunch Break

There’s something so satisfying about absorbing an entire narrative in one sitting. That's why we love these incredible tales. 

By Grazia Rutherford-Swan

8 High Fantasy Books That'll Be Your Next Obsession

Your high fantasy reading shouldn't stop at Tolkien.

By Olivia Mason

9 Stirring Neil Gaiman Quotes

Find out what the author of The Sandman and Coraline has to say about the inevitability of death, the importance of books, and more.

By MacKenzie Stuart

13 Alarming Books About Apocalyptic Plagues

These terrifyingly realistic books will make you want to live in a bubble—permanently.

By Stephen Lovely

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

12 Enchanting Fairy Tales for Adults 

Between 'once upon a time' and 'happily ever after,' these fairy tale-like stories will cast a spell on adult readers. 

By Carolyn Cox

9 Epic Books Like Throne of Glass

These novels have all the magic, adventure, and strong female characters you could ever wish for.

By MacKenzie Stuart

9 Thrilling Books Like Percy Jackson

Can't get your head out of the clouds — or rather, Mount Olympus? We’ve got you covered.

By MacKenzie Stuart

10 of the Most Important The Lord of the Rings Quotes

In honor of the late J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, we're looking back at the greatest words of wisdom from the classic fantasy trilogy. 

By Shannon Raphael

First Read: Poul Anderson's Operation Chaos and Operation Luna

Seasoned sci-fi and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell dives into Poul Anderson's urban paranormal duology for the first time. 

By Betsy Mitchell

10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books That Need Adaptations

Are you there, Hollywood? It's us, sci-fi and fantasy fans.

By Olivia Mason

8 Scary Creatures from Sci-Fi Books

In space, no one can hear you scream—and if you're picking up one of these books, that might be for the better.

By Carolyn Cox

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