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Andrew Liptak is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, and author of the forthcoming history The Future Machine: The History of the Authors and Editors Who Built Science Fiction. His writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, io9, Tor.com and elsewhere. He lives in Vermont with his wife and son.

How Dark Matter Went from Graphic Novel to Syfy Hit

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How Dark Matter Went from Graphic Novel to Syfy Hit

Dark Matter returned last weekend for its second season on Syfy. The action-heavy series about a mind-wiped crew that awakens aboard a derelict spaceship...
How Babylon 5 Shaped Claudia Christian’s New Epic SF Novel

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How Babylon 5 Shaped Claudia Christian’s New Epic SF Novel

Babylon 5 is unquestionably one of my first true TV loves. J. Michael Straczynski’s space opera is an expansive tale of a massive space station at the...
In Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, It’s Growing Up That Is Truly Terrifying

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In Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, It’s Growing Up That Is Truly Terrifying

In Paul Tremblay’s latest novel, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, a 13-year-old named Tommy Sanderson goes missing. His vanishing pulls his family...
Like Warcraft, These Books Remind Us That Orcs Are People Too

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Like Warcraft, These Books Remind Us That Orcs Are People Too

Orcs have been a mainstay villain in fantasy literature for as long as the genre has been around. Over the course of many books and stories, they’ve...
The Best of the Year’s Best Anthologies

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The Best of the Year’s Best Anthologies

Longtime sci-fi and fantasy readers speak with reverence for a time in which the truly dedicated reader could consume the entirety of what was published...
Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu Are Co-Writing a Shadowhunters Trilogy

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Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu Are Co-Writing a Shadowhunters Trilogy

Next November, Cassandra Clare launches a new trilogy in her mega-selling Shadowhunters universe, with a few new twists: a new publisher (Simon &...
Dark Run Deserves to Be This Year’s Breakout Space Opera

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Dark Run Deserves to Be This Year’s Breakout Space Opera

You think you might know what Dark Run is about. You might think it is a book that you’ve read before: spaceship captain is hired to deliver mysterious...
15 Space Opera Books for Firefly Fans

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15 Space Opera Books for Firefly Fans

We don’t need to tell you that Firefly has transformed from failed TV series to cultural phenomenon in the years since its 2003 cancellation after...
Guess Who? 15 Sci-Fi Authors Who Used Pseudonyms—and Why

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Guess Who? 15 Sci-Fi Authors Who Used Pseudonyms—and Why

Science fiction and fantasy have a long history of authors writing under pseudonyms. Sometimes, it’s because they are so prolific, their editors...
11 Sci-Fi Reads to Make You Put Down Your Controller and Pick Up a Book

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11 Sci-Fi Reads to Make You Put Down Your Controller and Pick Up a Book

The act of video gaming in and of itself is a wonderful form of entertainment, allowing players to leave behind the real world and exist in a digital one...
13 Never-Finished SF/F Books We Wish We Could Read

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13 Never-Finished SF/F Books We Wish We Could Read

Writing is often a long and difficult process, and, tragically, sometimes readers never get to see the fruits of an author’s labor. In compiling...
Why the Wheel of Time TV Series Could Be the Next Game of Thrones

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Why the Wheel of Time TV Series Could Be the Next Game of Thrones

Yesterday, Tor editor Harriet McDougal, widow of the late Robert Jordan, announced a television show based on the fantasy epic The Wheel of Time is...

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