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Sleepless in...EVERYWHERE! Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

What if something apocalyptic happens in the future and suddenly 90% of the population can no longer sleep? What if you are one of the few who CAN? How quickly would society crumble? What happens when no one can sleep anymore?

Discworld is turning 30!

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle.

February is "Women in Horror" month!

If your valentine heart leaks, it may be because February is "Women in Horror" month, which celebrates women in the horror industry. I'm going to expand the definition to include literature.

The World Fantasy Award goes to Alif the Unseen

The winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for novel went to Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson.

The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy.

Mortimer: a Terrible Title for a Great Book

It's the new President's 1st day in office. Time to redecorate the oval office, meet with the new cabinet...and see the aliens. Yep, Roswell was real, and here's the rub...the aliens may be coming back...and soon. Now what?

Treat yourself to a first look at the new Science Fiction Museum in Washington D.C.

The museum promises to be completely amazing, offering a dizzying array of characters, props and other awesomeness from Star Trek, Dune and the novels of Isaac Asimov to name just a few.

Goodreads choice awards 2013, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Announcing the winners of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.
The following books were selected as the best of 2013 by readers who are members of the Goodreads community. (All of these titles are available in the SF section at Westlake Porter Public Library.)

Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who!

Doctor Who celebrates it's 50th anniversary on Nov. 23, 2013. To help get you in the mood and perhaps catch up with the ever-expanding places, people, & things associated with The Doctor, here are some suggestions.

Want To Know How You Will Die? There's an Ap For That!

"The Machine of Death", edited by Ryan North (et al.), is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. A machine was invented that can tell how you are going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate -- at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.

Scare Me To Death in 1000 words or less.

That's the premise of "BRIEF GRISLYS", the new horror anthology selected and edited by John R. Mabry.