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, Can’t-Miss Short Fiction, and the Best Time Travel Flick…Ever?
Though it’s not quite as cool as Ursula K. LeGuin’s instant intergalactic communication network, the internet is at least as useful for keeping...
6 Time Travel Loops,
Today, the Ethan Hawke-starring time travel flick Predestination hits theaters. Like many time travel movies, it pays homage to the old-school Robert...
7 Books in Which Giant Monsters Reign Supreme
Although you probably couldn’t tell by looking at a film release calendar, Godzilla hasn’t made a movie appearance in over a decade. At least,...
2014 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Announced
The Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually to “distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States,” is,...
Continues Marvel’s Plans for World Domination
Yesterday, Marvel announced its first original Netflix series, Daredevil, will launch on April 10, which means all 13 episodes will be available at 12:01...
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Throwback Thursday: Guy Gavriel Kay and the Intimate Historical Epic
I was never supposed to find Guy Gavriel Kay. I was 16 or so, it was a Saturday, and I had entered the bookstore with a plan—find and devour whatever...
Back to the Barre: Amber Benson on Her New Urban Fantasy,
The Witches of Echo Park
More than a decade after the show went off the air, Amber Benson is still best known as Tara, the shy-but-strong witch who wooed Willow on Buffy the...
Amazing Stories on Offer in Tor.com’s Annual Free Short Fiction Ebook
Tor.com, the internet offshoot of venerable genre publisher Tor Books, is rapidly becoming the digital age’s answer to classic pulps like Amazing...
B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of January 2015
For over a decade, Jim Killen has served as the sci-fi and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2014
2014 offered ample pleasures for sci-fi and fantasy readers: A return to Westoros. A farewell to the land of Fillory. A sequel to one of the most acclaimed...
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Genre Primer: Stellar Space Operas
The key to a good space opera is that second word: opera. It hints at the sort of epic span these stories cross, and the scope and intensity of the...
Genre Primer: Fantastic Urban Fantasy
When it comes to the fantasy genre, the epic reads tend to get the most attention, with their clinking swords, garrulous monarchs, and unruly dragons....
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