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5 Reinvented Fairy Tales for Adult Eyes Only

And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)<p>Feminist fantasy author Angela Carter’s <i>The Bloody Chamber</i> contains 10 …

15 science fiction and fantasy books to read this December

Space operas, fairy tales, and a whole bunch of trilogy-enders<p>We’ve reached the end of 2017, and it’s been quite the year for books. December tends to be the slow period of the publishing calendar, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting books hitting stores this month.<p>I’ve been …

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The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

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30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

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16 Epic Books That Will Cure Your "Game Of Thrones" Withdrawal Symptoms

Need a fix of intrigue, adult fantasy, sex, and dragons? Here you go.<p><i>We hope you like the books we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

5 Amazing Prequels To Great Fantasy Series

When Brooks published <i>The Sword of Shannara</i> in 1977, readers flooded him with letters asking about the history of the Sword and the characters who …

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8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

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Learning to Speak Lingerie

Chinese merchants and the inroads of globalization.<p>The city of Asyut sits in the heart of Upper Egypt, at a crescent-shaped bend in the Nile River, where the western bank is home to a university, a train station, approximately four hundred thousand people, and three shops in which Chinese migrants …

Red Sea

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

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The Lemony Chicken Soup We Make All Year Round

Avgolemono might as well be Greek for heaven (it's Greek for egg-lemon)<p>If I could eat only one soup for the rest of my life, avgolemono would probably be the top contender. It has everything one desires of a soup: bright taste, chicken, velvety texture, some vague feeling of virtuousness. No need …

Eggs

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 …

Summer in Orcus

“It’s Wes Craven meets L. Frank Baum, or Narnia for those of us who thought Narnia smiled without showing enough of its teeth.” ~KB Spangler, <i>Digital</i> …

Dust to dust: mourning the dead at Burning Man

One of the biggest parties on earth isn’t just about having a good time. Many come to Burning Man to grieve – and inter the ashes of loved ones<p>Tony Edwards, a long-term Burning Man attendee, spent last Thursday observing his sixth wedding anniversary at the festival’s temple. He was also returning …

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Why We Get Embarrassed and How to Overcome It

In 2003, I turned in an extra credit project for my high school business law class. I had perfectly interwoven what was essentially the story of <i>Harry</i> …

Add All 19 of These New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Your September Reading List

September’s new books feature aliens, superheroes, time travel, and what sounds like a wonderfully genre-busting new novel from Alan Moore. This list …

7 Undeniable, No-Doubt-About-It Signs He Loves You, Girl

It can be hard to know if the guy you're with loves you or loves you not. From my own experience, a few things make it difficult to know if he loves you.<p>Like most women, you will meet, date and be in relationships with different types of men. And during the course of your love life, you'll …

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

20 Fun Fiction Books to Read at the Beach, As Chosen by Authors

<i>This week, Vulture is providing Summer Selections: picks for the best beach-worthy books, comics, music, and podcasts of the past 18 months, as</i> …

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

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The Food Lab: For Easier Baked Ziti, Soak, Don't Boil Your Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which comes from the chapter on Tomato …

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Borderline Introduces a Flawed, Frustrating, Unforgettable Urban Fantasy Heroine

By the time you flip the last page of Mishell Baker’s debut fantasy <i>Borderline</i>, you will believe in faeries with enough vehemence to power an army of …

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Beginner Yoga Poses to Perfect Your Practice

If you follow any fitspirational yogis on Instagram, you know that yoga is all about creating long, beautiful lines with your body. And if you've …

The best fiction books of 2015

<b>1. The Story of the Lost Child</b>by Elena Ferrante (Europa, $18)<p>Elena Ferrante's latest work completes a quartet of novels that just might rank as "the …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The Important Difference Between Joy and Happiness

This is an article that I've been putting off writing because whenever people talk about ways to be happy it makes me throw up in my mouth a little. But this reframe in my thought process has been very helpful to me, so I feel compelled to share.<p>Like many American's, I like the way happiness feels …

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