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Not Short on Story: 7 Short Stories That Show the Genre is Thriving

<i>“A good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can’t be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to</i> …

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2018 could be the first year in decades with no Nobel Prize in literature

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — For the first time since 1943, there’s a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year.<p>And that’s …

Literature

Jeffrey Eugenides’ Fresh Complaint reeks of moldy plots and lazy writing

Short story criticism is a complicated task. If writers enjoy details and long passages and monologues in their novels, they may choose in their …

16 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this October

Demons, space pirates, and more to add to your to-read pile<p>It seems like yesterday that I put together the September book list. Where did the month go?<p>I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction and specifically non-genre books recently. My background is in military history, so when I first saw Josh …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

19 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reading Suggestions for International Women’s Day

Chilean American author Isabel Allende escaped imprisonment or worst by an oppressive political regime by only the skin of her teeth. She might not …

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I loved the beat generation. Then I realised it has no place for women

The first real book I ever read was Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. I read it simply because, in the stubborn way of a 12-year-old, I wanted to read the longest book in the library. It was kind of the librarian to point me towards Mitchell rather than Tolstoy, because I found myself in …

Literature

40 Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

Avid readers are familiar with the joys and sorrows of film and tv adaptations: for every awesome movie that brings your favorite characters to life, …

The 50 Best Rom-Coms of All Time

Since the dawn of cinema, we've been laughing at so many lovestruck hijinks.<p>Since the dawn of cinema, we've been laughing at so many lovestruck hijinks. If you haven't seen these, you're majorly missing out.

Ten male musicians who made a stand against sexism

We shouldn’t have to pat men on the back for not being sexist. Treating people fairly, regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, politics, economics or any other factor that has literally no bearing on their humanity, should be the norm, not the exception. However, we still live in a society that …

Feminism

Want To Master A Skill In 2016? Here Are 6 Websites To Use

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple: learning more skills. If we compare the differences between the people …

The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

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When Popular Fiction Isn’t Popular: Genre, Literary, and the Myths of Popularity

<b>Genre Vs. Literary Has Nothing to Do with Popularity</b><p>Is the novel dead? Are MFA programs worth it? Can characters be unlikable? Genre or literary …

The best fiction of 2015

This was the year that fiction made headlines. <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> was a world-altering debut followed by 55 years of silence. In February it was announced that an earlier manuscript had been unearthed in Harper Lee’s archive, and in July <b>Go Set a Watchman</b> (Heinemann) was published amid a storm of …

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The 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

Enough weird science, cosmic mind-bending, and monsters from outer space to keep you busy for weeks.<p>Enough weird science, cosmic mind-bending, and monsters from outer space to keep you busy for weeks.<p>100. Escape From New York (1981)<p>99. Splice (2009)<p>98. Attack the Block (2011)<p>97. City of Lost …

Science Fiction

13 Horror Comics That Will @#$%&! You Up

These stories aren't creepy. They're traumatizing.<p><b>A word of warning… most of these books are really unsettling, but also pretty difficult to get a hold of. Only those with strong hearts should google each of these horror manga to read more about them and find translations of the stories online.</b>

Horror

12 Illustrations That Are All Too Real For Introverts

Often alone, rarely lonely.<p>If you’re the kind of person who prefers inner dialogue to small talk ― or watching “The Breakfast Club” over <i>going</i> to the club ― then you’re more than familiar with the daily struggle of being an introvert.<p>Artist Maureen Wilson, the mastermind behind the series Introvert …

Personality

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

New Albums

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

La La Land

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

Armada

<b>Few</b> books from a young author have been more eagerly anticipated than this month’s new release from Ernest Cline — especially since it was first …

Science Fiction

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

<b>Steampunk</b> is the Little Genre That Could. It has grown huge and refuses to stop expanding. The real-world manifestations of the esthetic are to be …

Guardian first book award 2015 longlist – in pictures

From a journey along the river of life to the imagined biography of an awkward terrier, and from a portrait of modern Russia to a collection of poetry hymning the male body, the longlist for the Guardian first book award 2015 spans the world. Take a look at our guide to this year’s most exciting …

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17 Summer Beach Reads to Bring with You on Vacation

Summer is here, and you know what that means—it's time to sit back and enjoy a juicy beach read. We've rounded up 17 of the season's hottest books …

Ready Player One author’s follow-up Armada is a pale imitation of his own work

Ernest Cline’s debut novel, <i>Ready Player One</i>, stars a high school boy obsessed with dated pop culture whose video game skills make him a hero with the …

Why Africa is the new home of science fiction

A few years ago, I got very excited about Afrocyberpunk, a blog by Jonathan Dotse out of Accra, Ghana. The stories he posted suggested a strange and an exciting future for science fiction, proposing “not the science fiction of your grandfather or the Foundation of your Asimov” but “the dystopian …

Pulp Fiction

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

How to Be Both Wins the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images<p>Brian Harkin—MCT/Getty Images<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters/Corbis<p>Ulf Andersen—Getty Images<p>Tina Fineberg—AP<p>Haraz …

Summer reading guide: The 136 books you'll want to read

Another summer, another chance to draw up the perfect reading list to see you through those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you’re stretched out by the pool or nestled in a coffee shop, clutching a hardcover, paperback or e-book, we’ve got more than enough titles to keep you reading through …

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