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Astounding Days: John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

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Astounding Days: John W. Campbell and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

By Paul Di Filippo ×

A new work of literary history unveils the story of how science fiction -- and much of our conception of the future -- took shape.
The B&N Podcast: James Mustich on the Biggest Reading List Ever

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The B&N Podcast: James Mustich on the Biggest Reading List Ever

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The author of "1,000 Books to Read Before You Die" joins us to talk about making the definitive bibliophile's bucket list.
The B&N Podcast: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

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The B&N Podcast: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

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The most captivating couple in Hollywood reveals all of the intimate secrets of their joint bookshelf in a Very Special Episode of the podcast.
The B&N Podcast: Lee Child on Jack Reacher’s Quirks

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The B&N Podcast: Lee Child on Jack Reacher’s Quirks

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Jack Reacher returns! And so does his creator Lee Child, back in the podcast studio to talk about "Past Tense" and making a hero as odd as he is tough.
Ninth Street Women

LIVES

Ninth Street Women

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

Mary Gabriel's group biography puts the spotlight on five trailblazers of abstract art -- all of them women.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Posted by Barbara Spindel ×

A new life of the great foe of slavery and racism contends with its subject's own monumental work of autobiography.
The B&N Podcast: Jill Lepore

AMERICAN HISTORY

The B&N Podcast: Jill Lepore

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The author of "These Truths" on what a breathtaking tour through America's past tells us about the urgent questions of the 21st century.
The B&N Podcast: Joseph Fink

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The B&N Podcast: Joseph Fink

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The co-creator of "Welcome to Night Vale" talks about his page-turning new novel of a ghostly road trip, "Alice Isn't Dead."
Good and Mad

FEMINISM

Good and Mad

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

A journalist maps the intersection of female ire and political crisis in a book-length argument for the uses of rage.
The Underrated Tom Hanks

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Underrated Tom Hanks

By Gavin Edwards ×

From "Big" to "Apollo 13" he became an American Everyman. But Tom Hanks's less-celebrated roles are where his surprising range comes into view.
The Truth Prevails

DAYBOOK

The Truth Prevails

By Steve King ×

A hundred years ago this month, a small nation in Central Europe spoke up -- and changed the world.
The B&N Podcast: Jane Leavy on the Search for Babe Ruth

AMERICAN HISTORY

The B&N Podcast: Jane Leavy on the Search for Babe Ruth

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"The Big Fella" takes on the titanic figure who defined baseball greatness. Jane Leavy joins us to talk about the search for the real Babe Ruth.