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5 Plausible Science Fiction Novels in the Spirit of
It’s been nearly 50 years since Neil Armstrong took those famous first steps on the surface of the moon, and the journey that brought him there forms the...
Old-School Thrills in the Pulp Revival
Avengers of the Moon
Though full embracing it requires a very particular frame of mind, the joy of early popular science fiction is often its sheer, utterly shameless...
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Our Bloggers’ Favorite Reads of 2016
We’re not going to argue with anyone who says 2016 was a bad year (“bad” being one of the more polite adjectives to pick from), but...
8 Unapologetically Meta SF/F Novels
Speculative fiction has a storied and fantastic history, and while every book is in conversation with genre conventions to some extent, some speak a hell...
6 Novels That Got to Alpha Centauri Way Before Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner
Yesterday, cosmologist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire investor Yuri Milner announced Breakthrough Starshot, a $100 million program to lay the...
New Book Roundup: Hollywood Magic, Motorcycle Mayhem, and the Knights of the Highway
The first week in March offers up more new SF/F that any one reader can hope to handle. Comes in like a lion, indeed. Here’s what’s new....
B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of March 2016
For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi...
Is an Ambitious SF Tale That Contains Multitudes
There are those novels that can be explained with a succinct elevator pitch—and then there are those that require a bit more background. Allen...
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5 SF/F Books That Operate on Epic Timelines
Outside of genre fiction, time is generally a finite constraint in fiction; even the most sweeping historical epic is lucky to span more than a handful of...
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