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21 Incredible Books Based on True Stories

Books based on true stories are ideal for when facts leave off and a little imagination (and outright speculation) is needed to fill the gaps in a …

Man Booker Prize

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas review – a dazzling genre-defying debut

Trauma here is a kind of time travel, compelling the sufferer to return again and again to the scene of their shock<p>A door bolted from the inside, blood, bullets and and unidentifiable corpse. These are the classic ingredients of the locked-room mystery, but when Kate Mascarenhas deploys them in her …

Time Travel

These are best sci-fi movies you should be watching

Great sci-fi movies deal with the future, big ideas and (quite frequently) how something in space will try and kill you.<p>We'll leave the arguments …

Science Fiction Movies

23 TV Shows We're Absolutely Watching This Fall

As the year winds down, so does the time remaining until the 2019 arrival of <i>Game of Thrones</i>' final season. Of course, a lot more than just the …

Mad Men

9 Books For 'Law & Order' Fans Who Are Looking For A New Favorite Crime Procedural

In the book world, legal dramas are considered procedurals, and they are the perfect books for <i>Law & Order</i> fans who have run out of episodes to (re) …

Books

21 Podcasts Worth Listening To Over And Over Again

From true crime to pop culture, we've got you covered.

Books

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - A Science Fiction Reading List

<b>1.–10.</b><p>Our favorite science fiction tends to use the future to illuminate and discuss issues in our present. <i>1984</i> is a prime example of this, a …

Science Fiction

15 Horror Books To Pick Up If You've Already Read Everything By Stephen King

When you're talking about contemporary horror fiction, there's one name that always comes up: Stephen King. If you're a horror fan looking to explore …

7 Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

A Novel<p>Gillian Flynn<p>When a thriller is as deliciously twisted and as intricately woven as <i>Gone Girl</i>, there’s nothing quite like the experience of reading it for the first time. While <i>Dark Places</i> and <i>Sharp Objects</i> (Flynn’s earlier efforts) certainly had their share of surprising twists, there’s just …

12 of 2018's Best Mystery Novels That Will Have You Guessing Until the End

If you can't get enough of Gillian Flynn and are always on the lookout for the next <b>Gone Girl</b>, then chances are that you're a thriller seeker. This year has introduced us to a whole new batch of unreliable narrators and mysterious disappearances, but you know a thriller is truly great when you're …

20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

amazon.com<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the Wedding, by Grant Ginder</b><p>An estranged family flies en masse to London for a …

15 Sci-Fi Books With Badass Female Protagonists

If you're searching for sci-fi books with badass female protagonists, look no further. I've got 15 fantastic books and series you can pick up today …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Poet Claire Askew’s splendid debut, <b>All the Hidden Truths</b> (Hodder & Stoughton, £12.99), focuses on the aftermath of an Edinburgh college massacre: 20-year-old Ryan Summers lethally modified three starting pistols that had belonged to his dead athletics coach father and used them to gun down 13 …

Living Rooms

8 New Thrillers You May Have Missed This Summer, But Definitely Need To Read Before The Season Is Over

The summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of time left to squeeze in a few more days of marathon-reading at the beach. If you are in …

The 12 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix

We browsed for the good stuff so you don't have to.<p>Netflix is a virtually endless gallery of cool movies and TV shows to watch, and an even more endless gallery of laughable bullshit that has absolutely no business attempting to entertain me or the people I care about. I can't tell you the number …

13 Books Told From The Villain's Point-Of-View, Because Everyone Loves A "Bad" Guy

It's time to come clean people: we're all villain-loving trash. Sure, you can pretend that you're in it for the princesses, or that you never had a …

11 New Science Fiction Books To Read If You've Never Tried Sci-Fi Before

So! You've heard a lot about this so-called "science fiction" genre and you're interested in checking it out. Or you're tired of your usual genres, …

The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time2. <em>Nekromantik</em> (1987)

<b>Director:</b> Jörg Buttgereit<p>Don’t let that title fool you—there’s absolutely nothing “romantic” about this German freak show. Well, unless you consider …

'Mary B' By Katherine J. Chen Is A 'Pride And Prejudice' Retelling That Feels More True To Modern Day Feminism

“Because I am plain, others have always assumed in me a disinterest to the opposite sex, to romance, and, accordingly, to marriage. But I will write …

11 Fictional Female Detectives You Need To Know — Who Aren't Nancy Drew

I have an ugly confession to make to you, internet: I was never <i>that</i> into Nancy Drew. I mean, I read my fair share of Nancy Drew books, of course, …

10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Twist the History of World War II

Alternate history writers have a choice: go big or go small. Small means playing in the margins, subtly twisting known history, or exploring secret …

15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world's best

<b>Fiction</b><p><i>"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer</i><p>"This great, funny, empathic book about a middle-aged writer and his insecurities won the Pulitzer this year."<p>Read …

10 History Books That ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need To Read, Because The Red Wedding Was Based On A Real-Life Event

Whether you're a TV fan waiting for season eight, or a long-suffering book fan still holding out hope that <i>The Winds of Winter</i> will be published at …

10 Bingeworthy Books to Read After The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn's debut novel <b>The Woman in the Window</b> was undoubtedly a huge hit in 2018, leaving fans everywhere inspired to read even more gripping stories about unreliable narrators, thrilling plotlines, and harrowing secrets. If you find yourself missing the breakout hit, these 10 new titles will make …

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

How much do we care that football has lost its soul?

Moments after helping Real Madrid beat Liverpool in this year’s Champions League final, Gareth Bale gave a TV interview. The Welsh international could have talked about the remarkable overhead kick that had given his club the lead. He might even have talked about his long range effort that had …

The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …