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Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …

Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult with Fresh (Tear-Stained) Eyes

I am a famous crybaby, at least in my own family. Like many people, I am made misty-eyed by graduations, weddings, sentimental commercials (especially about loyal pets), and most Pixar movies outside the <i>Cars</i> franchise. Where I truly excel as a weeper is in my ability to cry in public settings, as I …

Margaret Atwood: ‘All dystopias are telling you is to make sure you’ve got a lot of canned goods and a gun’

As her reimagined version of Shakespeare’s Tempest is released, the acclaimed author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Maddaddam talks about how the world of 2016 is starting to look alarmingly like something from one of her books<p>Related: Margaret Atwood selects Tutul for Pen writer of courage award<p>On …

The Guardian

On a regular laptop you hit Undo to correct mistakes: on the iPad (and iPhone) you a firm shake does the job. Here's our list of 13 features hidden …

Margaret Atwood’s graphic novel about a bird-cat-man superhero is a real trip | Polygon

12 Contemporary British Novels We Can't Live Without

By Caitlin Kleinschmidt | Off the Shelf<p>As a lifelong Anglophile, I have worshipped at the altar of Austen, Brontë, and Dickens ever since I received my first copy of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> in the fourth grade. But British literature goes far beyond the country manors and moody moors of the nineteenth …

Cyborgs Aren’t Just for Sci-Fi Anymore

We’re moving beyond just prosthetics and wearable tech. Soon, we’ll all by cyborgs in one way or another.<p>From <i>The Six Million Dollar Man</i> to <i>Inspector</i> …

For the Best

<i>Audio:</i> Ann Beattie reads.<p>The Clavells weren’t the sort to play pranks, so the printed invitation to their annual Christmas party arrived after what Gerald and Charlotte’s son, Timothy, would call a “heads-up,” sent by e-mail, letting them know that both were invited to the event, at the Clavells’ …

Christmas Trees

Kazuo Ishiguro Has a Brilliant Response to People Who Think Genre Fiction Doesn’t Matter

If a primary task of fiction is to explore the human experience—who we are and what we mean to each other—then the fantastic and unreal must surely …

Why novelists in 2015 couldn't resist the lure of fantasy

Was there something in the water this year? Marlon James’s fearsomely energetic Seventies-set crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld, £8.99) – the first book by a Jamaican writer to win the Booker Prize – opened with a chapter narrated by a ghost.<p>The Blue Guitar (Viking, £14.99), …

The 10 Best Genre-Bending Books

<i>In Lincoln Michel's new story collection,</i> Upright Beasts<i>, Apartment Wellness workers wander hallways to prevent suicides, children grow up in</i> …

David Mitchell - Author

I was asked by Salon about my writing habits - whether I need long stretches of time to myself or days of solitude. The truth is I have to be a …

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All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret …

46 Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with</i> <i>our Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

The Apartment

Louise knew by the new name on the call box that someone had moved in. She’d seen lights and movement in the apartment, which was across the courtyard from her and Martin, for the past few days. The new name confirmed it. Someone had finally bought the place. The name had been typed on a small …

Living Rooms

22 Essential Women Writers to Read in Translation

2015 has seen Can Xue’s <i>The Last Lover</i> honored with the Best Translated Book Award and the publication of the great Clarice Lispector’s <i>Complete …

18 Stories & Novels by Neil Gaiman Online: Free Texts & Readings by Neil Himself

Neil Gaiman might just be the most beloved fantasy author out there. He writes weird, twisted, exhilarating tales about hidden realities and the …

Books

Science fiction and social justice: giving up on utopias

Octavia E. Butler: Octavia's Brood, co-edited by adrienne maree brown, takes its title from her work. Credit: John Jennings.<p>I've been facilitating …

Foundation

• <b>Author:</b> Isaac Asimov<p>One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest …

The legendary Margaret Atwood on modern love

Photo, Roberto Caruso.<p>If her legacy weren’t already assured by her more than 40 books — novels, essay and short story collections, volumes of poetry, …

David Mitchell: 'I have created my own Middle Earth'

Cloud Atlas author tells Edinburgh audience that his next book, Slade House, amounts to ‘world building and cosmology’ along the lines of Tolkien’s<p>Cloud Atlas writer David Mitchell says he believes he has created his own version of Middle Earth for all his future books.<p>Teasing a sold-out Edinburgh …

Science fiction: the realism of the 21st century

Photograph: PR<p>‘It’s always wrong to extrapolate by straightforwardly following a curve up’ ... the writer Kim Stanley Robinson<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/7/1438954428636/db51796c-1918-4803-81bd-c3b76ebd08ab-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>‘It’s always …

Go Set A Watchman: read the first chapter - interactive

Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical. Over her breakfast coffee, she watched the last of Georgia’s hills recede and the red earth appear, and with it tin-roofed houses set in the middle of swept yards, and in the yards the inevitable verbena grew, …

General Motors

French teens unable to 'cope with' baccalaureate English question

Thousands of disgruntled French teenagers have signed a petition claiming that a question about Ian McEwan’s Atonement in their baccalaureate English paper was “impossible” and calling on the education minister to instruct examiners not to count the marks, or lack thereof.<p>Pupils were instructed to …

Man Booker Prize

Why modern fiction has turned its back on friendship

Patroclus is like a brother to Achilles, wrathful hero of the Greeks at Troy, and the other half of one of literature’s greatest friendships. When Patroclus dies in battle, wearing his beloved friend’s armour, Achilles laments – Homer tells us in another familial simile – like a lion who has lost …

Learning My Lesson

In her 2015 Winter Lecture, Marina Warner shows how higher education in the UK has been betrayed.

The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …