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J.R.R. Tolkien's 100-year-old novel, Beren and Lúthien, has arrived!

When he died in 1973, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien left his personal magnum opus largely uncompleted.

You had me at Murderbot

Martha Wells All Systems Red The Murderbot DiariesAll Systems Red (Book 1 of the Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells.

In a corporate-dominated space-faring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

Sci-fi and Cli-fi: Which Is for You?

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson & The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Sometimes science fiction skews local and hopeful. Other times it's doomy and far-out. Two modern masters--Kim Stanley Robinson and John Scalzi--have new books, and they happen to fall on opposing ends of that spectrum. Which one’s for you?

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Check out Goodreads.com Best SF/Fantasy books of 2016!

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

For Gingerbread Day: The Starship Gingerprise!

Starship Gingerprise!

Redditor Recreates USS Enterprise in Gingerbread: Read the article on Mental Floss.

RIP filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis: 1929-2016

Herschell Gordon Lewis, a director who set new standards for horror movie gore and violence in the early 1960s, died on Monday at his home in Pompano, Fla. He was 90.

Science Fiction & politics.

Science Fiction has often been a way for writers to safely explore Earthly politics under the guise of other worlds, dimensions or times.

Live like an animal, because today, you are one.

Have you ever stopped to wonder how it would feel to be in the body of an animal?

In "The Many Selves of Katherine North", Katherine has a strange job. She's a phenomenaut, which means she projects her consciousness into various animals for a day or a week or a month at a time in order to experience life as that animal and further scientific understanding.

Meet Terry Brooks and read the latest Shannara installment.

Bestselling author Terry Brooks is touring for the release of THE SORCERER’S DAUGHTER, Book Three in the DEFENDERS OF SHANNARA series! He will be appearing at Barnes and Noble, 28801 Chagrin Blvd., in Woodmere, Saturday June 4 at 3PM!

Celebrate National Twilight Zone Day!

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While the “national day” craze has gotten a bit out of hand of late, today’s quasi-holiday is one I can get behind: Twilight Zone Day. Created to honor Rod Serling’s seminal TV series, Twilight Zone Day is the perfect time to revisit your favorite Zone moments.