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Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground

Planets

Pretend you're on a Greek island while visiting Catalina, an hour off the SoCal coast

Apr. 28, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> No cars? No rush hour? No problem. Just an hour’s ferry ride from Los Angeles, Catalina Island seems untouched by time, or the frantic pace of the gigantic city nearby. One of SoCal’s great day trips, it offers a fetching sea village, with …

Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order – how to watch the entire MCU

Ten years ago there was no such thing as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just a not-very good Hulk movie. It wasn't until 2008 that Robert Downey Jr …

The Case for Genre Fiction: A Guide to Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy

Is there such a thing as literary science fiction? It’s not a sub-genre that you’d find in a bookshop. In 2015, <b>Neil Gaiman</b> and <b>Kazuo Ishiguro</b> debated …

Michael Dirda on the evolution of science fiction

In the mid-1920s Hugo Gernsback, editor of Amazing Stories, coined the term “scientifiction,” an ugly mouthful that soon morphed into “science fiction.” Before then, speculative novels and stories were loosely referred to as fantasies, romances, future war fiction, adventures in the style of Jules …

What your PMS can tell you about your health

OK, let's start with the obvious: yes, the main thing your PMS is telling you is that your period is on the way. But it's not the only message encoded in those yucky premenstrual feelings. If you notice your PMS is particularly unpleasant, there may be a deeper message in the symptoms. First, take …

Orange Julius Orange Julius

Drag and drop me to the cart Product is out of stock Choose the product options first<p>Coming soon...<p>Drag and drop me to the cart Product is out of …

Every Chicken Soup Recipe You Could Possibly Need

Feed your soul.<p>Here’s the thing with chicken soup: we don’t eat enough of it. There are so many soups out there, it’s easy to forgot about the standard chicken. That’s a mistake, because chicken soup is a really satisfying meal during the frigid months of winter, and it’s also proven to help ward …

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So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

The secret side of the Sierra Nevadas

On the less-traversed eastern slopes of the mountain range is a complex environment of geothermal activity, volcanic forces, salt lakes, desert hills and ghost towns.

National Parks

6 Middle Eastern-Inspired Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Devastated by a love affair gone sour, a hacker called Alif creates a program that destroys online anonymity. After the program attracts the unwanted …

Science Fiction

The 7 Sexiest Science Fiction Novels About Dystopias

George Orwell's '1984' is a bestseller again. If you're not in the mood for that, try these books.<p>Lately, George Orwell’s dystopian classic <i>1984</i> — …

20 Marvel superhero movies and TV shows to binge watch on Netflix in 2017

From <i>Fantastic Four</i> to <i>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</i>, <i>Daredevil</i>, <i>The Avengers</i>, <i>Doctor Strange</i> and more, Netflix has some seriously awesome Marvel superhero TV …

So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of …

Science Fiction

14 Best Science-Fiction Books to Read

These days, it seems like the headlines being splashed across our TVs, phones, and computer screens seem more like they're from a book or movie than actual real life. It's all enough to make you think to yourself, "Wait, did they just... is this a science-fiction novel?"<p>Not quite — this is all very …

Chuck's Series Finale: 5 Years Later, Does That Kiss Still Make You Weak?

Five years ago this Friday, on Jan. 27, 2012, NBC’s <i>Chuck</i> left viewers with a goodbye kiss — but was it “magical,” or a miss?<p>To recap, on this …

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” and the Poet’s Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,”</i> Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating what poetry does. <i>“Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock,”</i> …

Literature

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Donald Trump

The 21 best comedy shows you can watch on Netflix right now

<b>•Netflix is there for us at the end of a long day, when you're having trouble falling asleep, and when you're in need of a good laugh.<br>• "Scrubs," "Friends," "How I Met Your Mother," and other comedies are now on Netflix for your viewing pleasure and to brighten your day.</b><p>Who needs real friends when …

Five of the best climate-change novels

From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a ‘biopunk’ thriller and a teen comedy – these are some of the best stories of ecological peril<p>There’s a brief reference to what could be nuclear attack or a comet strike – “a sudden shear of light and then a series of low concussions” – …

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

The Coolest Returning and New Sci-Fi TV Shows of 2017 and Beyond

Here are the Coolest New Sci-Fi TV Shows Airing in 2017, 2017…<i>ish</i> and beyond.<p>It looks like Marvel will have their hands full once again as they …

Science Fiction

A Completely Subjective List Of The Top 20 Sci Fi Books - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>In this list of my top 20 sci-fi books, you’ll find both books that were crowd pleasers and books that were genre makers.</i><p>It’s going to be impossible …

Here are 27 great gift ideas for the outdoors enthusiast in your life

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>For people who enjoy exploring the outdoors, there's always another tool or gadget to add to their camping inventory.<p>If a friend or family …

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Books We Loved in November

<i>Welcome to our monthly roundup chronicling the books the B&N SFF stable of bloggers loved in the previous month. Old or new, it doesn’t matter—these</i> …

Books

My Top 10 SF/F Escapist Books From The 80s

Escaping the darkness that enters our lives can be as easy as reading a book.<p>I think Tolkien said it best in his essay “On Fairy Stories” and how …