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16 Impactful Female Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

These authors are just a few of the important voices in the sci-fi and fantasy community who have brought us strong, feminist characters.

by Sarah Mangiola

A Hungry Monster Haunts a Young Boy in Neil Gaiman's "Troll Bridge"

Read an excerpt from the short story below, part of the gripping fairy tale anthology Snow White, Blood Red

by Hezra Martinez

‘Our Myths, Ourselves': Marlon James Talks J.R.R. Tolkien

In this fascinating lecture, Black Leopard, Red Wolf author Marlon James talks J.R.R. Tolkien and the relationship between trauma and fantasy.  

by Hezra Martinez

Stirring First Trailer for Tolkien Biopic Takes Us There and Back Again 

The upcoming biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien promises to explore the rich past of one of the greatest fantasy writers ever.

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

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Diverse Debut Fantasy Book! 

Set on another planet, this new story has Moroccan influences. 

by The Portalist Staff

Why the New Gormenghast Adaptation Has My Excitement Peake-d

The time is right for Mervyn Peake's masterpiece to return to the small screen.

by Carolyn Cox

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

Tamora Pierce Talks Writing and Reading About Female Warriors

"I wrote what I wanted to read, which was sensible, intelligent girl swordfighters."

by Carolyn Cox

Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

In writing his own magical world, David Mack looked to two very different examples from fantasy fiction.

by David Mack

[CLOSED] Win an Illustrated Edition of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere!

Enter for your chance to take home a gorgeous new edition of this classic tale, featuring the author's preferred text and incredible illustrations by Chris Riddell.

by The Portalist Staff

Shocking Depictions of the Future from Sci-Fi and Fantasy

From dystopian fantasy worlds to apocalyptic science fiction, sometimes books give us a very disturbing look at a possible future.

by Sarah Mangiola

10 Female SF/F Authors and the Stories Behind Their Pen Names

Do you know the true identities of the authors penning your favorite science fiction and fantasy novels?

by Olivia Mason

Ten Fantasy Drinking Establishments We Want to Patronize

♫ Sometimes you want to go, where everybody is a mage ♫

by Carolyn Cox

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