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5 Novels Featuring Obsessed Bookworms on the Hunt

A Novel<p>How far would you go for a book that would blow your mind — for good? In Tim Wirkus’ <i>The Infinite Future</i>, three troubled people obsessed with …

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The Best YA Romance Books of 2017

Magic. Young love. Heartbreak. New worlds — and old. This year's young adult book releases are on <i>fire</i>. Fans of bestselling series like A Court of Thorns and Roses, the Dark Artifices, and the Bone Season will finally get their hands on much-anticipated new installments, while debut authors are …

The 7 Sexiest Science Fiction Novels About Dystopias

George Orwell's '1984' is a bestseller again. If you're not in the mood for that, try these books.<p>Lately, George Orwell’s dystopian classic <i>1984</i> — …

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The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

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12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day celebrate book havens and book lovers everywhere each spring, and what better way to mark the occasion than to seek out an indie book shop on your next trip?<p>"The idea of Bookstore Day, first and foremost, is to celebrate indie bookstores and the symbiotic …

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Best science fiction books to read

Fans of science fiction find themselves in the genre for a number of reasons. It could be a love of all the accoutrements that mark the genre: new species, alien warfare, spaceships and gripping anti-heroes. But, it also serves as a crystal ball — showing humanity through imagined reactions to new …

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How To Explore London's Museums And Galleries

London is replete with museums and galleries. But there are two problems:<p>The big ones are often too busy to enjoy.<br>• The small ones... well, you might …

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Best Audio Books for Family Road Trips Vol. II - GeekMom

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>It’s that time of year again. Spring break is here, which means road trip season will be getting a test drive before summer …

Libreria bookshop: where literature and lattes don’t mix

Libreria is a new London bookshop dreamed up by former Downing Street policymaker turned tech entrepreneur Rohan Silva. He hopes to win over the public with an emphasis on creativity. Just don’t expect coffee and Wi-Fi…<p>If you’re not familiar with the area, strike out for London’s Liverpool Street …

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5 Debut Fantasies to Look Out for in 2016

This year promises to deliver titles from known heavyweights in the fantasy genre--but what about exciting new debut authors? Here are five to look out for in the coming year, in order of release date:<p><i>All the Birds in the Sky</i> by Charlie Jane Anders - This highly anticipated title marks the debut of …

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Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier population of readers who <i>just can’t wait</i> …

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The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

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Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p>Vote: What was your favourite book of the year? Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

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My bookshelf: Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell's top reads

When I was a child, my parents would buy me a new book every month. I was always hungry for wardrobes to walk through, and not just because of the Narnia books. The wardrobe is a great metaphor for reading: you go from this reality, with its concerns, into a different, more contained, safer …

David Mitchell is over the genre wars: “Confining an entire genre as being unworthy of your attention is a bizarre act of self-harm”

The acclaimed author of “Cloud Atlas” talks about his new horror-inspired “Slade House,” which began on Twitter<p>David Mitchell is known for reasonably long, complicated novels that jump around in time and space and post daunting, unanswerable philosophical questions between the lines of their …

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Time Out • The best things to do in cities worldwide

Drinking in London<p>Dating in Shanghai<p>Feminist songs<p>Los Angeles comedians<p>Time Out in your city

'Fifth Season' Embraces The Scale And Complexity Of Fantasy

There are two ways to look at the kind of fantasy novels that come with big glossaries at the end. Negatively, they're self-indulgent exercises in building fictional worlds, with the author fixating on the sheer quantity of settings and characters to the exclusion of all else. Positively, …

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24 Perfect Prints For People Who Love Books

Hang these up on your wall and then get back to reading.

13 Places From Your Favorite Books That You Can Actually Visit

Whether we’re catching a London train to the magic wizarding world, experiencing the running of the bulls in Pamplona, or dining across from an enchanting vampire in Washington, our literary adventures feel very real. Books have the uncanny ability to transport us to the places we’ve never been, …

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Where to Start with the Works of Connie Willis

Discovering an author’s body of work can be intimidating, especially for some one as prolific as Connie Willis. Willis, a multiple Nebula and Hugo …

Elli Woollard’s top 10 re-imagined fairytales

Whether it’s Little Red Riding Hood whipping a pistol out of her knickers or a princess with a mind of her own, Elli Woollard picks her favourite fairytales that subvert the genre<p>“And they lived happily ever after. The end.”<p>Just imagine how bored the characters in fairytales must get when they come …

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Real History Behind Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> and the corresponding HBO show <i>Game of Thrones</i> feature perhaps the most talked about …

Why Harry Potter and Twilight are like crack cocaine

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell says JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer are like "drug pushers" - but in a good way<p>The Harry Potter and Twilight series act like “crack cocaine” for young readers by giving them a life-long love for books, the author David Mitchell has said.<p>The work of Stephenie Meyer, …

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All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

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Oyster cards and travelcards in London

Visitor Oyster cards and Oyster cards are electronic smartcards that come fully charged with credit which you can spend as you travel on the Tube, …

Post-apocalyse picks: your favourite end-of-the-world reading

Some days, stories about the bleakest possible futures are strangely appealing. I’m in the mood for Raymond Briggs and Stephen King – how about you?<p>Sometimes when the unexpected happens, you have to turn to fiction. The only thing bringing me even brief consolation just now is picking through some …

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Top shopping destinations in London

London has several distinct shopping areas and shopping streets, many of which have their own themes or specialities. Shopping in London is exciting …