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18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

Science Fiction

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

Science Fiction

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Science Fiction

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic.<p>Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government …

Rights & Freedoms

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

31 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this May

Space operas, alternate histories, and a whole lot of fantasy<p>It’s May. The temperatures have risen nicely here, which means that I get to take my stack of books outdoors and enjoy the sunshine while I’m tearing through my to-read list.<p>I’ve recently begun to reread an older book that’s been all the …

Science Fiction

Unacknowledged Trailer Exposes the World's Greatest UFO Secret

UFO and alien stories often make for great movies, with classics such as E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the recent hit Arrival all …