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The artist who visited ‘Dune’ and ‘the most important science fiction art ever created’

Frank Herbert said John Schoenherr was “the only man who has ever visited Dune.” Schoenherr (1935-2010) was the artist responsible for visualising …

Science Fiction

Amazon's best 100 sci-fi/fantasy books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before "A Game of Thrones," "The Magicians" and "The Hunger Games," there were classics by Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and more.<p>It's true we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy, where new creatures, technology and entire worlds exist beyond our …

Science Fiction

Artist upcycles broken watches into intricate steampunk sculptures

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the inner workings of a mechanical watch, you’ll love Sue Beatrice’s beautiful steampunk sculptures. Created for …

Best mobile games of August 2015 (pictures)

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I read the 100 “best” fantasy and sci-fi novels - and they were shockingly offensive

Why are so many of NPR's list of best science fiction books so misogynistic, and why can't we move past our nostalgia for them?<p>When it comes to the …

The 10 Best ’80s Fantasy Films

The 1980s were a peculiar time for many reasons. Neon-colored clothes, synthesizer music, big hair and big shoulder pads, the Rubik’s Cube. Add to …

9 Novels the Author of 'A Game of Thrones' Thinks You Should Read

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8 Netflix Documentaries You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and learn something new. Here are eight Netflix documentaries that you definitely don’t want to miss.<p><b>1.</b> …

15 Best Jazz Versions of Classical Music Pieces

Classical music and jazz have had a long and interesting relationship, with musicians being inspired to combine elements from both genres. Among …

Weird westerns that cross the genre border

The world of lonesome gunslingers and gold rushes has provided startlingly rich ground for bold adventurers from the realm of fantasy<p>It’s a little-known fact that one of the all-time bestselling writers of westerns lived most of his life in the English market town of Melton Mowbray. JT Edson, who …

Books

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer

For many years Latin American writers complained of living under the shadow of their predecessors: the heavyweights of magical realism like Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa or Carlos Fuentes. And Latin American authors are too often absent from suggested reading lists, despite the …

Literature

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens …

Science Fiction

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature