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Great Gift Books for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan In Your Life

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Great Gift Books for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan In Your Life

Whether you’re a hardcore science-fiction fan and fantasy aficionado or you’re trying to shop for one, this year’s crop of sci-fi/fantasy is...
5 Books That Predicted The Internet

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5 Books That Predicted The Internet

Someday I’ll be able to tell my daughter that I grew up in a time before the internet, and she’ll look at me the same way I used to look at my...

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Zadie Smith Is Writing a Science Fiction Novel and Loves Game of Thrones—Excuse Us While We Die

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Zadie Smith Is Writing a Science Fiction Novel and Loves Game of Thrones—Excuse Us While We Die

Zadie Smith, author of bestsellers like NW and White Teeth, is in the process of writing a fantasy-inspired book. According to a recent article in...
The Genre-Blending Epic The Psalms of Isaak

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The Genre-Blending Epic The Psalms of Isaak

I’ve written extensively over the past decade on the changing landscape of genre fiction: the rigidly defined boundaries between genre categories have...

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What It’s Like to Read ENDER’S GAME as an Adult

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What It’s Like to Read ENDER’S GAME as an Adult

I didn’t read Ender’s Game as a child. I love sci-fi now, but I wasn’t into it as a kid. I think I was intimidated by the books my uncle...

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Sci Fi & Fantasy Characters That Should Never—Ever—Shave!

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Sci Fi & Fantasy Characters That Should Never—Ever—Shave!

I’ve had a caveman beard for most of my adult life, so I know firsthand—society frowns upon an abundance of facial hair. Recent studies have concluded...
Should We Pay Attention to Literary Awards?

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Should We Pay Attention to Literary Awards?

Over the weekend, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced the winner of this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel: Kim Stanley...
10 Science Fiction Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

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10 Science Fiction Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

Before I start, let me be clear about one thing: this is not a list of the best SF movies of all time—although if I were to compile my top picks, some of...

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Jane Austen + Magic + Swordfights = Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamour in Glass

Editor’s note: Joel is reading his way through the finalists for the 2012 Nebula Award for best sci-fi/fantasy novel. Read his introduction here....

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About This Year’s Nebula Award Nominees (Unless You’re a Geek)

The Nebula Awards are one of my favorite dorky events of the year....

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10 Profound Science Fiction Quotes From the ‘50s

I know more than a few people who absolutely refuse to read genre novels that have been out for more than a few decades—if it’s not a new release,...

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