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These Monster Manuals Are Great Even if You Don’t Play RPGs

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These Monster Manuals Are Great Even if You Don’t Play RPGs

For monster fans and creature freaks, the best part of any tabletop role-playing game has always been the Monster Manual. A book with page after page of...
10 Books That Take Us into Deep, Dark Woods

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10 Books That Take Us into Deep, Dark Woods

There is a certain primal quality to forests—a sense that they’re entities unto themselves: ancient, maze-like constructions, ubiquitous as they...
In Other Lands Is a YA Portal Fantasy for All Ages

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In Other Lands Is a YA Portal Fantasy for All Ages

Have you ever finished a book and felt compelled to give a copy to everyone you know? That’s the experience I had reading In Other Lands by Sarah...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: 10,000 Chances, Superhumans, and Giant Space Bugs

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: 10,000 Chances, Superhumans, and Giant Space Bugs

Reincarnation Blues, by Michael Poore (August 22, Del Rey—Hardcover) Poore tells the story of Milo, a soul who has been reincarnated 9,995 times so far,...
How a Career as a Stuntwoman Spawned a Killer Urban Fantasy

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How a Career as a Stuntwoman Spawned a Killer Urban Fantasy

Dana Fredsti’s (Plague Town) latest novel is Spawn of Lilith, a contemporary fantasy about a tough-as-nails woman who’s a stunt performers for...
The Game of Thrones Awards, Season 7, Episode 6: Do You Believe Now, Dany?

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The Game of Thrones Awards, Season 7, Episode 6: Do You Believe Now, Dany?

Greetings, and welcome! My name is Ben, and you have stumbled upon the ONLY Game of Thrones recap on the entire internet. Week to week I will be...
Miss The Twelfth Doctor Already? Comics Have You Covered

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Miss The Twelfth Doctor Already? Comics Have You Covered

The Thirteenth Doctor has been confirmed. Jodie Whitaker will become the first woman in the show’s history to play the lead role. Of course, this being...
Starfire: A Red Peace Is Pure Science Fiction Fun

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Starfire: A Red Peace Is Pure Science Fiction Fun

Spencer Ellsworth’s Starfire: A Red Peace is phenomenally fun space opera throwback. The first in a trilogy, it begins at the bloody end of a...
Our 6 Favorite Freakish Fungi in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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Our 6 Favorite Freakish Fungi in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Biology, especially on a smaller scale, is sometimes completely indistinguishable from horror. The real world has given us ravenous insects with absolutely...
The Amish and the Apocalypse: An Interview with David Williams

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The Amish and the Apocalypse: An Interview with David Williams

While David Williams has already spent time in print ruminating on the rich intersection of science and faith (as in The Believer’s Guide to the...
An Echo of Things to Come Redraws the Map of an Expansive Trilogy

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An Echo of Things to Come Redraws the Map of an Expansive Trilogy

With the arrival of the second installment of James Islington’s Licanius trilogy, it’s clearer than ever—despite the expansive worldbuilding and...
A Space Opera Actually Based on an Opera (and 9 More Inspired by Classics)

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A Space Opera Actually Based on an Opera (and 9 More Inspired by Classics)

Spaceship battles! Political intrigue! Romantic subplots! Everyone loves a good space opera. The sub-genre, once a staple of sci-fi, has come roaring back...

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