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The Science Fiction & Fantasy We’re Thankful For in 2017

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy We’re Thankful For in 2017

2017 was a great time to be a fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Pop culture has become a veritable geek feast, with comic book adaptations riding high at the box...
The Queer Space Pirates of Barbary Station Return in Mutiny at Vesta!

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The Queer Space Pirates of Barbary Station Return in Mutiny at Vesta!

R.E. Stearns’ debut novel, Barbary Station, gave us one of our favorite cover reveals ever, not only because it’s gorgeous (that title...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Touring a Magical NYC, Ice Dragons, and the Death of Laughter

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Touring a Magical NYC, Ice Dragons, and the Death of Laughter

Until the Last Dog Dies, by Robert Guffey A very unusual virus is sweeping the globe, leaving those afflicted alive but rewiring the part of their brains...
Free Reading: Galactic Rebellion Gets Even Stranger in Starfire: Shadow Sun Seven

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Free Reading: Galactic Rebellion Gets Even Stranger in Starfire: Shadow Sun Seven

This past summer, Spencer Ellsworth’s debut novella Starfire: A Red Peace went space opera weird, telling a story of galactic rebellion and giant...
Valiant Dust Is a Classic Military SF Voyage with a Few New Twists

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Valiant Dust Is a Classic Military SF Voyage with a Few New Twists

Even in the cold of space, there’s a time for might, and there’s a time for manners. Such is one of the many lessons of Richard Baker’s Valiant...
Yoon Ha Lee Answers 5 Questions About the Cover of Revenant Gun

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Yoon Ha Lee Answers 5 Questions About the Cover of Revenant Gun

Earlier today, we included Yoon Ha Lee’s Raven Stratagem on our list of the best science fiction books of 2017. Considering it’s the middle...
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017

2017: the year that became an adjective. A year during which the only status quo became the lack of one, and the only thing stranger than the day’s...
Brave Ancient Graves and Square Off Against Mummies and Evil Monks in Fury from the Tomb!

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Brave Ancient Graves and Square Off Against Mummies and Evil Monks in Fury from the Tomb!

The return of Star Wars has made space opera all the rage again, but we’ve got just as much love in our hearts for Indiana Jones—which is why...
How Myke Cole Creates Characters Who Feel Real and Fight Scenes That Will Kick Your Ass

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How Myke Cole Creates Characters Who Feel Real and Fight Scenes That Will Kick Your Ass

It’s hard enough to write well in one genre, never mind blending two or more into one seamless whole. But Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops trilogy...
Stephen R. Donaldson Wields Despair Like a Weapon in Seventh Decimate

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Stephen R. Donaldson Wields Despair Like a Weapon in Seventh Decimate

If Stephen R. Donaldson has a brand, it’s misery: his SFF novels are ripe with suffering as he pushes his characters—usually not the happiest people to...
B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: October 2017

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B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: October 2017

At the end of each month, we share lists of B&N’s current bestsellers in the genre, from new hardbacks, to trade paperbacks, to mass markets and...
The Red Men Is Trippy, Philosophical Science Fiction

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The Red Men Is Trippy, Philosophical Science Fiction

When endeavoring to read a novel by Matthew de Abaitua, it’s prudent to clear one’s schedule and alert the neighbors. His books are a heady mix...

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