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Three Real Historical Dynastic Struggles Ripe for Fantasy Adaptation

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Three Real Historical Dynastic Struggles Ripe for Fantasy Adaptation

Tasha Suri knows from adapting history into fantasy: her debut novel Empire of Sand—one of our favorite books of 2018—is inspired by the real world...
From City to Kingdom: S.A. Chakraborty on Building the Magical World of the Daevabad Trilogy

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From City to Kingdom: S.A. Chakraborty on Building the Magical World of the Daevabad Trilogy

S.A. Chakraborty wowed us in 2016 with her debut novel The City of Brass, a deeply imagined Middle Eastern fantasy with a feisty, fascinating protagonist,...
History Twists in The Last Tsar’s Dragon by Jane Yolen

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History Twists in The Last Tsar’s Dragon by Jane Yolen

As the author of well more than 300 books—many of them in the genres we all love best—Jane Yolen is a veritable institution in sci-fi and fantasy, and...
Art from A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Mark Summers

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6 Ghost Stories to Read on a Cold Christmas Night

As pop songs go, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is a venerable seasonal classic—but what’s with that weird lyric...
Jane Austen Was Never Like This: Elle Katharine White’s Dragonshadow

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Jane Austen Was Never Like This: Elle Katharine White’s Dragonshadow

Updating, recasting, or otherwise reimagining a beloved classic is an exercise fraught with danger. The devotee might take umbrage over liberties taken...
Bradley P. Beaulieu Answers 5 Questions About the Cover of Beneath the Twisted Trees

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Bradley P. Beaulieu Answers 5 Questions About the Cover of Beneath the Twisted Trees

Next summer, Bradley P. Beaulieu and DAW Books deliver Beneath the Twisted Trees, the fourth volume of the Song of Shattered Sands, the immensely epic,...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Endless Snow, a Dimension-Hopping Locked Box, and Magically Coming of Age in Wyoming

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Endless Snow, a Dimension-Hopping Locked Box, and Magically Coming of Age in Wyoming

Typeset in the Future, by Dave Addey  Addey distills the fascinating studies of typography and design in science fiction that have made his blog a...
A Bad Deal For the Whole Galaxy Is a Great Deal For Space Opera Fans

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A Bad Deal For the Whole Galaxy Is a Great Deal For Space Opera Fans

At one point in Alex White’s A Bad Deal For the Whole Galaxy, the ne’er-do-well crew of the Capricious is simultaneously engaged in a heist...
A Guide to the Many Spider-Heroes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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A Guide to the Many Spider-Heroes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

There’s one Spider-Man, right? Peter Parker’s alter-ego? The product of a radioactive spider? The bane of J. Jonah Jameson’s existence?...
"The Word of Flesh and Soul" by Rovina Cal

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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: November 2018

This month, we read stories about the power of words to change the world, stories about the moon and Mars, stories about Little Red Riding Hood, and wolves...
We’re Serving Up Another Heaping Helping of Tokyo Ghoul with the B&N Exclusive Monster Edition, Vol. 2

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We’re Serving Up Another Heaping Helping of Tokyo Ghoul with the B&N Exclusive Monster Edition, Vol. 2

Last year, just when you thought manga sensation Tokyo Ghoul couldn’t get any more thrillingly, disgustingly delicious, we served you up the Barnes...
After The Handmaid’s Tale: 7 Recent, Essential Feminist Dystopias

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After The Handmaid’s Tale: 7 Recent, Essential Feminist Dystopias

No one wants to live in a dystopia, but we’re certainly living in the golden age of feminist dystopian novels. That fact probably (definitely)...

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