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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

14 Heart-Pounding Books Like Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation 

If entering Area X sounds like your kind of adventure, here are 14 other stories you’ll want to explore.

By Audrey Webster

10 Riveting Facts About Stanislaw Lem

The late writer Stanislaw Lem lived a fascinating life, and left behind an influential legacy. 

By Hezra Martinez

Terry Brooks Talks Moving from Fantasy to the Future for His Novel Street Freaks

The author of the Shannara saga explains why he took a break from epic fantasy with a futuristic thriller set in dystopian L.A.

By Betsy Mitchell

10 Exceptional David Gerrold Books

Action-packed & thought-provoking, these works represent the best of the Star Trek writer.

By MacKenzie Stuart

Mirage: Somaiya Daud’s Diverse Debut Fantasy Novel

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

By Sarah Mangiola

8 Brian Aldiss Sci-Fi Books That Will Blow Your Mind

The Grand Master wrote experimental science fiction for the British New Wave of the 1960s and 70s.

By Olivia Mason

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

10 Must-Read Philip K. Dick Books

Explore shocking dystopian universes in Dick’s powerful novels.

By Allison Wild

Humanity Is Reborn in Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler

Discover Butler's stunning vision for humanity's future. 

By Carolyn Cox

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

Fun Facts About 9 Great Science Fiction Authors

Which seminal author supported themselves with a job as a potato chip inspector?

By Shannon Raphael

Author Harlan Ellison Passes Away at 84

Remembering the award-winning author—from his prolific work to his personal controversies. 

By Allison Wild

Interview: Sci-Fi Great Robert Silverberg Talks Time Travel

The author shares why he's fascinated by time travel, and talks the upcoming adaptation of "Needle in a Timestack." 

By The Portalist Staff

13 Classic Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Travel far beyond your basic English class curriculum…

By Sarah Mangiola

The History of the Nebula Awards

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

By Olivia Mason

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.

By Emily Devenport

Michael Crichton: Fun Facts About the Jurassic Park Author

Learn more about the blockbuster writer-director behind Westworld and the Jurassic Park series. 

By Carolyn Cox

6 Unforgettable Books for Star Wars Fans

These spellbinding reads are one with the Force.

By Michael Moreci

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Bundle!

Ring in the new year with a chance to win ten out-of-this-world books.

By The Portalist Staff

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