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So You Want to Read Viking Fantasy Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Guy Gavriel Kay’s <i>The Last Light of the Sun</i> is a tale set in a fantasy world very much like western Europe during the height of the Viking era: a time …

Fantasy Fiction

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From classics to indies and picks from around the world<p>Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag.<p>Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed …

Science Fiction

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s North District

Within Shenandoah National Park you’ll find over 500 miles of hiking trails, offering you many opportunities to explore the backcountry away from …

Hiking

10 Nonfiction Books That Make Great Conversation Starters At Parties And On Dates

Is there anybody in the world that actually likes small talk? For me, the best way to blow pat that awkward phase of chit-chat is to bring up a …

Books

History Books That Bring the Past to Life

I’m in a non-fiction rut and I think it’s time to admit to myself that true stories will always be my preferred ones. All books teach lessons, from …

Books

Lock In

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.<p>Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky …

Sci-fi and fantasy TV: The 10 best shows you're not watching

The 10 best sci-fi and fantasy TV shows you’re not watching<p>Kelly Lawler | USA TODAY<p>Video: What's worth watching this spring<p>From family reunions to addictive dramas, here's what's coming to TV this spring.<p>USA TODAY<p>It's a great time to be a sci-fi and/or fantasy fan.<p>The once-overlooked genre is …

Science Fiction

17 Easy Stir-Fry Recipes That'll Be on the Dinner Table in No Time

Put down that packet of premade stir-fry sauce, and prepare to give the classic quick-and-easy dinner a healthy and tasty update. Stir-fries are the perfect quick-fix meal: adaptable, easy, and full of fresh ingredients, you only need a few minutes and a wok to get this meal on the table for …

Cooking

Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

Plunk! Twitch . . . Twitch. Then, like a sucker punch in some dimly-lit barroom, chaos ensues. Water explodes and the rod’s nearly ripped from your …

Fishing

15 Essential Bait Rigs

For most anglers, it all started with a worm, a bobber, and a hook. From there, many grow up to become artificial enthusiasts, but the smart ones …

Zombie, Illinois

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Kenemore<p>The sequel to the bestselling Zombie, Ohio, this explosive supernatural thriller from Scott Kenemore tells the story of three Chicagoans who have been thrown together by a bizarre, interconnected series of events during the first twenty-four hours of a zombie outbreak in the …

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

• <b>Author:</b> Mary Roach<p>The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul.<br>"What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What …

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

13 Survival Novels That Taught Us to Fear & Respect the Wilderness

If there’s one thing I love a ridiculous amount, it’s survival stories—whether that be surviving post-apocalyptic zombies or surviving the elements …

Things to Do in The Great Smokey Mountains: 21 Mind-Blowing Escapes

For those of you who sometimes feel overwhelmed about where to go on your next vacation, this list is key. All the places on this list offer …

The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 10th</b><p>The sci-fi genre currently splits the difference between niche entertainment and the mainstream, providing diehard nerds and folks looking for a simple good time with a common ground on which they can unite and share in their enthusiasm. There was a time when tales of aliens, …

Science Fiction Movies

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

The Best Beer From Every State, According to the Biggest American Beer Nerds

So much beer, so little time to try them all.<p>By<p>Apr 06 2018, 3:49 PM<p>Getty<p>Beer junkies really don’t play around. If a craft beer expert invites you …

The 21 Spookiest Movies & Shows On Netflix You Can Watch Right Now, Hands Down

Though spring is supposedly in the air, there are still plenty of chills to be had — like these 21 spooky things you can watch on Netflix right now, …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

From tornadoes to farts: Eight science books to check out this month

There's something for everyone.<p>April showers bring you plenty of time to stay safe, dry, and warm inside with a good book while you wait for warmer weather to get here. Here are some books making their debut this month that we're excited to read. We've got personal stories about incredible people, …

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10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Birds don’t fart, neither do sloths, and other secrets of #DoesItFart

The book comes out in the US on April 3rd, 2018<p>For the bolson pupfish, a good fart can be a lifesaver: These little fish live in shallow pools in Mexico where they slurp algae off of rocks and burrow into the sediment to hide from predators. When temperatures rise in the summer, the algae squirt …

4 Adventurers on Their All-Time Favorite Books

We asked our favorite athletes and explorers what books have stuck with them and what they want to read next<p>Your favorite athletes, explorers, and environmentalists—they’re just like you! At least in the sense that they can be nerdy about books. We asked them to share which titles have stuck with …

Books

21 Strange Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Well, that looks like an interesting read.

Books

6 Unrelentingly Grim Novels That Will Crawl Under Your Skin

Was it a meteor crash? Nuclear winter? It doesn’t matter, because everyone is going to die in Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic dirge <i>The Road</i>. …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Seven natural wonders in Wisconsin

Wisconsin doesn't have the 3-mile-high peaks of the Himalayas or the unexplored underwater caves of Mexico, but this great state does have its share of natural wonders. Here are seven of them.<p><b>Apostle Islands sea caves</b><p>The 21 islands that make up the Apostles archipelago in Lake Superior are …

Hiking