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Illustrations Help Tell the Story of Early Capitol Hill in New Book

Pamela Scott started working on ‘Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People’ a decade ago<p>Pamela Scott, an author of “Creating Capitol …

George Washington

The most fascinating creatures ever to walk Earth

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A NEW HISTORY OF A LOST WORLD</b><p><b>By Steve Brusatte</b><p><b>William Morrow, $29.99, 404 pages</b><p>As a boy Steve …

Dinosaurs

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of June 2018

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for …

Summer Essentials: 20 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Beach Reads

This is the irreverent, absurdist sci-fi comedy against which all others inevitably fall short. If you’ve yet to experience the intergalactic …

Books

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Elon Musk

A new Lord of the Rings book is out this year

The Fall of Gondolin will be the latest addition to the Lord of the Rings setting<p>Another book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic Middle-earth setting, <i>The Fall of Gondolin</i>, will be released this August, according to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.<p>Christopher Tolkien, who is 93, has edited and …

Frontlines is an action-packed military sci-fi series that captures the essence of warfare

Marko Kloos translates his time in the service to outer space<p>For the past couple of years, I’ve been hooked on Marko Kloos’ military science fiction <i>Frontlines</i> series. Set on an overpopulated Earth in 2108, it follows a soldier named Andrew Grayson who joins the military and ends up facing off …

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

eReaders

J.R.R. Tolkien's 100-year-old novel, Beren and Lúthien, has arrived: EW review

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>When he died in 1973, <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien left his personal magnum opus largely uncompleted. By …

The Must-Have U.S. National Park Travel Guide for Photographers: 'Treasured Lands'

In 2002, QT Luong became the first person to photograph all U.S. National Parks with a large-format camera. His experience in traveling these …

National Parks

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels to read this April

Dystopic futures, Moon colonies, epic fantasies, and more<p>It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out.<p>I recently finished John Scalzi’s <i>The Collapsing Empire</i>, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I’ve largely enjoyed the books that I’ve read from him, …

So You Want to Read Epic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions – …

Marvel Ranked - Your definitive guide to each and every film

It’s your definitive ranked guide to Marvel’s filmography, starting at the beginning of Phase 1 in 2008 with Iron Man, all the way through to Doctor …

Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

Understanding Final Fantasy 15

From fighting to leveling to crafting magic, here's what you need to know<p>It's been a long time coming, but <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> is here. As always with the franchise, this massive time sink of a game requires a lot out of its audience to really tap into its true potential, so here's a breakdown of all …

Final Fantasy

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

Book Review - Star Wars: Catalyst - A Rogue One Novel

<i>Ricky Church reviews Star Wars: Catalyst – A Rogue One Novel…</i><p>One of the most interesting eras in the <b>Star Wars</b> timeline is the gap between <b>Revenge of</b> …

Star Wars

Clive Cussler: Colorado’s own author, shipwreck hunter, car collector passes legacy to children

When Clive Cussler decided to try his hand at writing, he simply hoped for a lifestyle that would allow him and his family to travel. He had no idea …

10 players share stories from their funniest, strangest Civilization campaigns

I first fell in love with Civilizationafter I was destroyed.<p>On a giant, fractal map I cultivated a tiny, city-state-like paradise on a remote island, …

You’re not done with Skyrim until you’ve found these 10 hidden quests

There comes a point during most playthroughs of Skyrim Special Edition or even on Skyrim Nintendo Switch when you reach a level of fatigue, whether …

Brandon Sanderson's Giant Fantasy Universe Is Coming to the Big Screen

It’s kind of surprising that it’s taken this long for us to get here, but DMG Entertainment has bought the rights to best-selling fantasy author …

Pre-review: Final Fantasy 15’s first 15 hours

Square’s next epic RPG was worth the wait<p>After all this time, it feels impossible that I’m about to write these words, but here it goes: <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> is good. In its first 15 hours, at least, it’s <i>very</i> good.<p><i>Final Fantasy 15</i> was first announced a whopping <i>ten years ago</i>, at the time going under the …

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

Books

Three Board Games Worth Your Entire Saturday Afternoon

One of the less fun experiences in board gaming is a title that simply won’t end. We’ve all gathered around a seemingly eternal game of <i>Talisman</i>, or …

Board Games

Stunning Strategy Game Duelyst Slated to Arrive on PS4, Xbox One and Steam

Duelyst Set To Arrive on PS4, Xbox One and Steam<p>Last month, Duelyst, the collectible tactics game by Counterplay Games, launched its all-new …

Gaming Industry

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write Right

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

Steam Summer Sale: 10 RPGs worth checking out

We’ve found ourselves smack in the middle of the Steam Summer Sale, and for many RPG fans, this time of year is both one of great excitement and one …