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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.

John Bellairs Opened the Doorway for a Generation of Dark Fantasy Readers

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John Bellairs Opened the Doorway for a Generation of Dark Fantasy Readers

In books with a creep factor that far outstrips their suggested reading level, John Bellairs introduced an entire generation of readers to stories of dark...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of September 2018

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of September 2018

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 Novels That Won Both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Ranked

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The Novels That Won Both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Ranked

This month, N.K. Jemisin made all kinds of SFF history by winning her third straight Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Stone Sky, the third book in the...
14 Color-Coded Sci-Fi & Fantasy Sagas

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14 Color-Coded Sci-Fi & Fantasy Sagas

Here’s a trope that pops up in sci-fi and fantasy stories more than you might realize: societies broken down by color coding. Sometimes it is...
10 Harlan Ellison Short Stories That Changed Sci-Fi

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10 Harlan Ellison Short Stories That Changed Sci-Fi

There will never be another Harlan Ellison. Insanely talented, incredibly smart, legendarily prickly and difficult, and difficult to get along with if he...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of August 2018

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of August 2018

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...
15 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels That Began as Short Stories

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15 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels That Began as Short Stories

Short stories have always occupied a singular status in the literary world, and are often considered at a remove from novels in terms of conception,...
Every Stephen King Story Set in Castle Rock

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Every Stephen King Story Set in Castle Rock

Hulu’s Castle Rock is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about new series of the year, for many good reasons. The cast? Superlative: André Holland,...
10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Twist the History of World War II

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10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Twist the History of World War II

Alternate history writers have a choice: go big or go small. Small means playing in the margins, subtly twisting known history, or exploring secret...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of July 2018

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of July 2018

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...
Well-Suited: 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Inspired by the Tarot

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Well-Suited: 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Inspired by the Tarot

For something so universally recognizable, most people know little about the tarot outside of its supposed ability, with the help of a skilled reader, to...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of June 2018

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of June 2018

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...

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