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8 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

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Have You Read These Science Fiction & Fantasy Books That Have Been Optioned for TV and Film?

It's a fact: Hollywood is mining the pages of science fiction and fantasy for excellent stories to tell onscreen. Here's the latest roundup of …

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Best science fiction and fantasy books out this month

R.F. Kuang’s debut novel, <b>The Poppy War</b> (Harper Voyager), is a study in every kind of violence. The humor is a bitter laugh, the lessons bruising. The first in a planned trilogy, it spans several years in the life of Rin, a dark-skinned orphan studying in secret so she can test into the most elite …

12 Best Books From the 2000s That We Still Love to Read Today

Kazuo Ishiguro<p>This novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is a devastating examination of love and the loss of innocence. It centers on a trio of friends – Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy – who first meet at an exclusive and secluded boarding school in the English countryside. When they come together …

9 sci-fi and fantasy books to read in May

Only Human - Sylvain Neuvel (May 1, Del Rey)<p>It’s hard to exaggerate just how good Sylvain Neuvel’s out-of-nowhere sci-fi novel <i>Sleeping Giants</i> was. It …

The Booker Prize’s Bad History

The Man Booker Prize, one of the shiniest baubles and most generous purses in English letters, was awarded today to the American writer George Saunders for his novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” The occasion invites us to reflect on how the residue of slavery and white supremacy permeates our cultural …

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18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

So you can be the one who says "well, this wasn't the same in the original..."

Beware of Dragons (Or Not): 50 Of The Best Epic Fantasy Series

Dragons! Magic! Wizards! Sorceresses! 50 of the best epic fantasy series full of them!<p>Okay, I love me some epic fantasy. My first taste came from …

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Why I Capture the Castle has gained a secret cult of book lovers

“Every time I meet someone who also loves <i>I Capture the Castle</i>,” writes Jenny Han in her foreword to the new edition of Dodie Smith’s 1948 classic, “I know we must be kindred spirits.”<p><i>I Capture the Castle</i> is that kind of book. It’s not quite famous, even among Smith’s works (her most famous title …

12 New Books You Should Read in October

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

The Best Books of 2016 (According to All The Best Book Lists)

Did you get to read everything you wanted to this year? If you're like me, you're not even close. I've got a towering stack of unread gems, and to …

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Best Books of 2016 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & Memoir<br>• Book …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

Field Guide To Lies: Critical Thinking In The Internet Era

Daniel J. Levitin is a professor of psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and music at McGill University. He is the author of the best-selling <i>This Is</i> …

This Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Split Worlds, Monster Hunters, and Tentacular Action at a Fantasy Convention

A new month, 13 new sci-fi & fantasy books: there’s no time to waste.<p><b>An Accident of Stars, by Foz Meadows</b> <br>Hugo-nominated fan writer Foz Meadows’ …

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Pack These Pages: 7 Professional Booksellers Select Your Summer Reading

Are you on the hunt for your next great read? <i>All Things Considered</i> asked booksellers across the country to share recommendations for books that you can take with you on vacation — or just to the nearest shade tree.<p>We heard from: Nina Barrett, Bookends and Beginnings, Evanston, Ill.; Julia Green, …

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Top Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines 2016

In 2014, as a beginning writer of science fiction or speculative fiction, with no idea what magazines were well regarded in the industry, I decided …

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Kevin Hearne Publishing TWO BOOKS In 2017!

Kevin Hearne is a taco-eating, whiskey-drinking, bearded badass. But he also happens to be one of my favorite people and, better yet, one of my …

Fantasy Fiction

'I Am Providence' Is A Love/Hate Letter To A Literary Subculture

As H. P. Lovecraft's status as a beloved and important author has grown over the years, so has the scrutiny his work attracts for its racist, sexist, and xenophobic overtones. Earlier this year, two books — Matt Ruff's <i>Lovecraft Country</i> and Victor LaValle's <i>The Ballad of Black Tom</i> — took on …

My article on the politics of five major science fiction and fantasy series

By Ilya Somin<p>Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy<p>After the GOP and Democratic conventions, even many of us who follow politics closely might need a break from this year’s awful presidential election. If you are one of them, you might be interested in my new article on the politics of five major …

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Six Writers on the Genius of Marcel Proust

In honor of the 145th birthday of French writer Marcel Proust (yesterday, July 10th), we asked six of our favorite contemporary writers why his work …

Literature

Read These 23 Books And Authors When The Injustice Is Overwhelming

Words might not feel like much, but they are powerful and more needed than ever.<p>After tragedies like those the nation has grappled with in the past week ― the shooting deaths of two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, at the hands of police officers, followed by a deadly sniper attack …

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8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

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A Work of Fiction That Will Make You Feel Pleasantly Insane

Three-quarters of the way through Claire-Louise Bennett’s début collection, “Pond,” there’s a story called “Morning, 1908” that altered my state of consciousness like a drug. It begins simply, with the collection’s unnamed narrator, who lives mostly in solitude on the west coast of Ireland, …

Literature

Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

Focus on Your Writing: Tips from an Indie Author

Indie author Michael W. Harkins urges self-publishers to focus on their craft and get a professionally designed cover.<p>When freelance writer Michael …

Required Reading Classic Gets The Graphic Novel Reboot It Deserves

Author and artist Jacques Ferrandez talks about Algeria and the controversial first sentence of "The Stranger."<p>You know the story. Maybe you read it for high school English class, and misguidedly used it as the basis for your devil-may-care attitude. Maybe you read it on your own time, reconciling …