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The B&N Podcast: Jonathan Van Ness is Serving Truth

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Jonathan Van Ness is Serving Truth

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The Queer Eye star joins us for an in-depth conversation about the personal odyssey he charts in his candid new book "Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love."...
The B&N Podcast: Ian McEwan on the Arrival of our Synthetic Cousins

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Ian McEwan on the Arrival of our Synthetic Cousins

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The Man Booker prize-winning novelist joins us to talk about his provocative new novel "Machines Like Me," in which the arrival of artificial humans raises questions about justice, consciousness,...
The Invention of Doomsday

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The Invention of Doomsday

By Steve King ×

This week in 1957, a Soviet launch announced that the era of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile had begun.
Before the Giant Leap, a Mechanical Step

DAYBOOK

Before the Giant Leap, a Mechanical Step

By Steve King ×

After fifteen earlier mission failures, the U.S. had its first success in moon exploration on July 31, 1964.
“You Know Something Awful is Coming”: Deb Olin Unferth

SHORT STORIES

“You Know Something Awful is Coming”: Deb Olin Unferth

Profile by David L. Ulin ×

In Deb Olin Unferth's writing, the only thing you can count on is that nothing is predictable. The result, writes David Ulin, is fiction as surprising and exciting as life itself.
Who Killed Piet Barol?

A READING LIFE

Who Killed Piet Barol?

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

Richard Mason's new novel is a tragicomedy of greed and its consequences, set in South Africa as the colonial era comes to a close. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
A Newly Visible World: Exploring Science Fiction from China

THE SPECULATOR

A Newly Visible World: Exploring Science Fiction from China

By Paul Di Filippo ×

American readers are just beginning to explore the wonders of Chinese science fiction. Essay by Paul Di Filippo.
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

POLITICS

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

In economically hard-hit Louisiana, a sociologist goes in quest of the "deep story" of conservative America. Review by Barbara Spindel.
The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

AWARDS

The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

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A big day in book awards: the finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Peoples Literature are announced.
“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

CULTURAL STUDIES

“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

A Conversation with Tobias Carroll ×

The journalist and writer talks about "Everything Belongs to the Future," her first foray into science fiction, and the special challenges of avoiding cliches about the future....
Who Stays and Who Is Taken: Yaa Gyasi on “Homegoing”

Who Stays and Who Is Taken: Yaa Gyasi on “Homegoing”

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The author of one of the year's most exciting debuts talks about the origins of her story in the history of slavery, and the power of storytelling.
2016 NBA Longlists: Young People’s Literature

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2016 NBA Longlists: Young People’s Literature

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It's that time of year! Announcing the Longlist for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.