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Jeff Somers is the author of We Are Not Good People, the Avery Cates series, Lifers, and Chum. He was first sighted in Jersey City, New Jersey, after the destruction of a classified government installation in the early 1970s; the area in question is still too radioactive to go near. Jeff has published over thirty short stories, including “Ringing the Changes,” which appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories 2006 anthology.

Ranking the Major Villains of the Star Wars Universe

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Ranking the Major Villains of the Star Wars Universe

If there’s a defining element to the Star Wars universe beyond the existence of the Force, it’s the ubiquity and showmanship of its villains....
6 Essential Philip K. Dick Novels

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6 Essential Philip K. Dick Novels

Had he lived an easier life, Philip K. Dick might have lived to see today—what would’ve been his 91st birthday. But a different life might’ve...
7 of the Scariest Science Fiction Horror Novels Ever Written

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7 of the Scariest Science Fiction Horror Novels Ever Written

Space is terrifying. Outside the protective layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, you find yourself in an environment which has made exactly zero...
Throwback Thursday: Michael Crichton’s Timeline Recreated an Era

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Throwback Thursday: Michael Crichton’s Timeline Recreated an Era

One need look no further than the new releases table to confirm that Michael Crichton remains a powerful force in pop culture despite his untimely death in...
25 Otherworldly Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Arriving in November

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25 Otherworldly Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Arriving in November

For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N...
Swipe Right on 21st Century Terror: Jason Arnopp’s Ghoster

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Swipe Right on 21st Century Terror: Jason Arnopp’s Ghoster

When humanity looks back on our present day and is tempted to give it a nifty descriptor a’la “the Gilded Age,” chances are good it will...
Brent Weeks Talks The Burning White, Representation in Fantasy, and What’s Next

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Brent Weeks Talks The Burning White, Representation in Fantasy, and What’s Next

This week, Brent Weeks delivered The Burning White, the final book in his brilliant Lightbringer series. The series already feels like a classic of modern...
6 “Lost” Sci-Fi & Fantasy First Novels Published Posthumously

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6 “Lost” Sci-Fi & Fantasy First Novels Published Posthumously

First novels—as in, the first manuscript a writer actually completes, not necessarily their first published work—are always fascinating. Often they...
Why You Definitely Should be Reading Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer Series

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Why You Definitely Should be Reading Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer Series

With the October 22 release of The Burning White, Brent Weeks will close the book on Lightbringer, the latest sprawling epic from the author of The Night...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of October 2019

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of October 2019

For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N...
The Secret Science Fiction & Fantasy on Oprah’s Book Club List

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The Secret Science Fiction & Fantasy on Oprah’s Book Club List

The cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club can’t really be overstated; if you think it’s just a segment on an old talk show that once made Jonathan...
10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels Based on RPG Campaigns

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10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels Based on RPG Campaigns

For a long time, role-playing games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons were as much a punchline as an outlet for the imaginations of their dedicated...

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