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A Statistical Analysis of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time

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A Statistical Analysis of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time

If you’ve arrived here by traveling any logical path, you need no introduction to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time, a series that, across 14...
Paris Adrift May Be the First Time Travel Bildungsroman

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Paris Adrift May Be the First Time Travel Bildungsroman

There’s a certain species of time travel tale that skews toward the schematic: someone goes back in time intending to shunt the future away from some...
The B&N Podcast: Reginald Hudlin on the Black Panther

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The B&N Podcast: Reginald Hudlin on the Black Panther

Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today’s most...
7 Manga Built on the Suffering of Fictional Children

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7 Manga Built on the Suffering of Fictional Children

Manga often features youthful protagonists in perilous situations, but we don’t always think about just how young the characters bearing all this...
5 Ways to Give an Artificial Intelligence Real Personality

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5 Ways to Give an Artificial Intelligence Real Personality

Artificial intelligence (AI), by definition, is somehow made, rather than innate. But how do you make an intelligence? It is a billion, trillion dollar...
A Monstrous Meet Cute: Mary Bennett and Victor Frankenstein Pair Off in Pride and Prometheus

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A Monstrous Meet Cute: Mary Bennett and Victor Frankenstein Pair Off in Pride and Prometheus

It’s seems odd to consider it, but Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice were published a scant five years apart (meaning...
7 Comics & Graphic Novels That Expand the Worlds of Our Favorite Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

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7 Comics & Graphic Novels That Expand the Worlds of Our Favorite Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

Fans of V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series, which began with 2015’s A Darker Shade of Magic and triumphantly concluded with last year’s...
A Lunar Murder Mystery Propels Gunpowder Moon

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A Lunar Murder Mystery Propels Gunpowder Moon

Murder…on the moon! That’s the enticing, deceptively simple hook to David Pedreira’s debut novel Gunpowder Moon, but the book goes low-gravity leaps...
6 Fantasy Parties That Would Give Mardi Gras a Run for Its Money

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6 Fantasy Parties That Would Give Mardi Gras a Run for Its Money

Today is Mardi Gras! Also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, it’s a day of excess before the Catholic time of Lent begins—as good an excuse as...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Forest Gods, an All-Women College of Magic, and Frankenstein’s Monster Finds Love

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Forest Gods, an All-Women College of Magic, and Frankenstein’s Monster Finds Love

Olympus Bound, by Jordanna Max Brodsky Brodsky concludes her gods-in-Manhattan trilogy with a writhing, complex story that begins with Selene DiSilva,...
Alastair Reynolds on Returning to Revelation Space in Elysium Fire

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Alastair Reynolds on Returning to Revelation Space in Elysium Fire

After more than 10 years (and with a completed trilogy and other books in-between), Alastair Reynolds has returned to the universe of his Revelation Space...
The Skyships Set Sail in Joseph Brassey’s Dragon Road

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The Skyships Set Sail in Joseph Brassey’s Dragon Road

If you’re a fan of splashy science fantasy, few books published last year will put a bigger smile on your face than Joseph Brassey’s Skyfarer,...

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