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20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

Plan a Great Escape With All of the New Scifi and Fantasy Books in February

With actual news headlines looking more and more dystopian, there’s no better time to take a literary journey to an imaginary galaxy, parallel …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in 2017

Will 2017 be the year we finally get our mitts on <i>The Winds of Winter</i>? At this point, even Bran Stark’s third eye couldn’t see if the answer is “hell …

The Ultimate Guide to 2017's Scifi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

We hope you got some rest over the holidays, because you’re going to need it. As is now the standard, this year brings with it a plethora of science …

This Science Fiction Picture Book Will Make Your Kids Want to Colonize Mars

The way things are going here on Earth, we’re going to need to colonize Mars soon. A new hard science fiction picture book (how often do we hear <i>those</i> …

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

'Rick and Morty' Re-enact the Most Insane Court Case of All Time

As court cases go, the State of Georgia V. Denver Fenton Allen may be one of the most insane legal proceedings in history. After all, it’s not every …

21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter …

Staff Picks: 17 of the Best Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Reading Time: 12 minutes<p>When friends find out just how long my daily commute can be, I always follow it up with, “Thank God for podcasts!” Seriously, …

All the New Scifi and Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read This Fall

The weeks between September and mid-November are a bountiful time for book releases, with new works from Alan Moore, Connie Willis, Christopher …

WIRED Book Club: OK, Let's Get Weird With Some Future-Paleo Sci-Fi

To ardent readers of current sci-fi/fantasy, our first three picks for WIRED Book Club may not have felt sufficiently out-there. Patrick Rothfuss is …

Why you should read Max Gladstone’s fantasy novels if you’re interested in politics

By Henry Farrell<p>Contributor, Monkey Cage<p>Max Gladstone’s new book, “Four Roads Cross,” is the latest in his Craft Sequence. These books depict a world in which magic works — but looks a lot like corporate financial law. This is a world of political conflict between two different understandings of …

Books

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of May 2016

<i>For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi &</i> …

Books

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Books

The Clarke Award Shortlist Includes Some Great Surprises

The UK’s Arthur C. Clarke Award just announced its six book finalists for 2016—and the result is a combination of books you might not expect, and …

Company Town Is the Most Twisted Posthuman Novel You've Ever Read

Madeline Ashby took all the conventions of “artificial life form” novels and shredded them with her novel <i>vN</i> and its sequel, <i>ID</i>. Now she’s doing the …

Pornhub Just Launched a Free VR Channel and It Is Wild

Have you ever wanted to try porn in virtual reality? Secretly, we all have, and Pornhub just made it insanely easy. The world’s biggest adult site …

This Space Opera Book Is Pure Insane Fun

<i>Star Wars</i> is over for now. <i>The Expanse</i> is off the air, and we have months to wait until <i>Star Trek</i> comes back to the big screen. So where are we going …

40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016

2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as …

Sorcerer of the Wildeeps Is an Epic Fantasy Unlike Anything You’ve Read Before

We’re living in an exciting era for fantasy literature, with a lot of really interesting approaches to magical worldbuilding. But I’ve still never …

The Moon Is A Devastating Mistress In Ian McDonald's Luna: New Moon

Science Fiction authors have made the Moon a popular destination for centuries now: our closest celestial neighbor is home to hundreds of stories. …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In December!

Some of the best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015 still haven’t come out yet. There’s a whole month of galaxy-shattering tales ahead of us. …

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect …

Spacecraft captures some of the best photos we've ever seen of Saturn's water-rich moon

NASA's spacecraft, Cassini, has been orbiting the ringed-planet Saturn for over 10 years, but some of the most interesting discoveries from the mission have come from its occasional visits next door to Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus.<p>In particular, Cassini has revealed evidence Enceladus harbors …

Astronomy

All The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in October

You’d better clear your schedule—because October is just packed with amazing science fiction and fantasy books. Including George R.R. Martin’s tales …

Books

Honestly, Jessica Alba, What Is 'Natural' Anyway?

I have dreamed of a mythical land—a land where sunscreen oozes out of freshly cracked coconuts and dish soap grows in sun-dappled orchards. A land …

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in September!

The summer beach reads are finished—but the book party is just getting started! This month’s science fiction and fantasy must-reads include Terry …

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret …

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Here’s what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers | Dana Nuccitelli

A new paper finds common errors among the 3% of climate papers that reject the global warming consensus<p>Those who reject the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming often invoke Galileo as an example of when the scientific minority overturned the majority view. In reality, climate …

Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill

WORCESTER – The family of a student at the Fay School in Southboro has filed a lawsuit claiming the school’s strong Wi-Fi signal caused the boy to …