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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The Rift by Nina Allan; Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer; Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait; The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts<p>Nina Allan excels at creating subtle, shifting narratives straddling the mundane and the bizarre, the real and the unreal. In her second novel, <b>The Rift</b> (Titan, …

Books

10 Fantasy Book Series That Could Rival Game of Thrones on TV

Game of Thrones might be our favorite fantasy show ever, but here are the 10 best fantasy series that could possibly be even better... • facebook …

Books

26 Underrated Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gems You Shouldn’t Miss

A Novel<p>In this masterpiece of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy focuses on Connie Ramos, a woman who bears witness to two possible futures: one an …

10 Underrated Sci-Fi Books To Read When You Want Something A Little Different

It's hard to claim that science fiction is an "underrated" genre. Our big budget movies are full of space expeditions and alien invasions, our TV …

Science Fiction

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 …

50 Inspiring Quotes About Writing from the World's Greatest Authors

Writing can be hard, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Learn from the masters of the craft.<p>It's never been a better time to be a writer --or aspire to become one.<p>Platforms like LinkedIn, Medium, and WordPress have placed millions of dollars of technology, and the power that once only belonged to …

Literature

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Announcing the British Fantasy Awards 2017 Nominees

The finalists for the British Fantasy Awards 2017 have been announced.<p>Four nominees in each category were decided by votes cast by members of British …

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving in July

We’re well into summer now, but there’s still plenty of time to add a book or eight to your reading list. And you’ll want to, after checking out all …

So You Want to Read Fairy Tales: Here’s Where to Start

<b>The Fairy Tale Trinity: If you’re going to start reading fairy tales, you should start with the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian</b> …

Literature

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Science Fiction

Treat Writing As a Job

Treat writing as a job. Be disciplined. Lots of writers get a bit OCD-ish about this. Graham Greene famously wrote 500 words a day. Jean Plaidy …

Writing

500 Best Underrated Science Fiction Books

1. <b>The Rookie (Galactic Football League #1)</b> by Scott Sigler<p>2. <b>Grass (Arbai, #1)</b> by Sheri S. Tepper<p>3. <b>Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)</b> by Octavia E. …

Baked Rice With Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Spinach, herbs, and Parmesan cheese make this easy baked rice dish both flavorful and colorful. This rice dish is an excellent side dish to serve …

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

No Wimps Here: 18 Salads to Make for Dinner Tonight

Craving something light, wholesome, and totally fresh for dinner? It's time to throw salad night into your weekly meal plan. Wedge it between Taco …