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Dead Man’s Hand
and the Perils of the Weird West
There are a great many wonderful westerns. There are miles of splendid sci-fi and fantasy novels. And there are a few books that combine the best of both,...
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5 Science Fiction Predictions We Wish Had Come True
When it comes to predicting technological breakthroughs, science fiction writers can be absolute visionaries. From the electrically powered submarine in...
8 Novels That Put a Twist On Your Favorite Fairytales
Disney’s latest animated hit, Frozen, offers eye-popping animation, but the plot will be familiar to anyone who knows their fairytales—it’s based on...
5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to See Ender’s Game
2013 has been a pretty good year at the movies for original science-fiction—think Oblivion, Elysium, Pacific Rim, and Gravity. But the movie I’m...
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...
DO NOT READ THIS POST: The 10 Biggest Book Spoilers, Ever
Warning: if you like to be surprised, stop reading right now. Get a glass of water or look at Buzzfeed or start working on your memoir. But if...
7 Books You Never Knew Were About…
Everybody knows that The Chronicles of Narnia are about Christianity, but did you know that The Lord of the Rings is about Catholicism? No shiitake....
A Comic-Con Reading List: YA Edition
The annual gathering of geeks known as San Diego Comic-Con officially kicks off today, and while you’ll find your usual collection of capes,...
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...