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What a time to be reading science fiction! As our toy collections begin to resemble those of a Star Trek character, a stroll through the science fiction ...

Do you find yourself watching romantic comedy movies and TV shows (aka rom-coms) repeatedly? Perhaps you have been eagerly waiting for the classic ‘90s ...

Murder mystery books take many forms. Some are intricate puzzles that stimulate the mind and invite readers to perform their own deductive reasoning—maybe they ...

A fantastic mystery sandwiched in a riddle, To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the debut novel in Philip José Farmer’s highly acclaimed Riverworld series. You ...

First published in 2006, The Road is, without a doubt, a masterpiece, and one of the best post-apocalyptic fiction novels by the American serial sci-fi ...

Originally published as 3 short stories based on Miller’s own experiences as a World War II bomber pilot, this science fiction thriller is an epic ...

Do prescription drug ads give you the heebie-jeebies? You know when the smooth voice-over lists some of the harrowing side effects with the image of happy ...

Giant asteroids, virus epidemic, nuclear war, zombies … there’s lots of fun to be enjoyed with all of these disasters packed into the best post-apocalyptic ...

The Stand is the fifth work and the longest novel by New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. The American prolific writer has authored more than 60 ...

Part of Hugh Howey’s Wool trilogy, Wool is easily one of the most fascinating and in-depth science fiction novels that you’ll come across today. The book, ...

Worried about the reports that the fertility of British men has been gradually declining in recent years, the master of the British detective story has put ...

Ivan Turgenev’s and Leo Tolstoy’s distant relative, Tatyana Tolstaya had big shoes to fill given the high bar set by the Tolstoy literary family. Indeed, ...

First published in 2005 in Russia, Dmitry Glukhovsky’s super-hit made the Russian author a household name and is often cited as one of the best ...

The last thing you want when a zombie attack hits is to be unprepared or ill-prepared. Well, why would you want to put in the line your most valuable asset ...

Is there a better marriage than the medical profession and the romance genre? The drama practically comes baked in. Hospitals are where babies are born, people ...

Between the highly developmental ages of three and five — or preschool age in school lingo — is when most kids are starting to crack open books. For some ...

Zombie books and movies come in and out of fashion, but like the roving flesh-eaters themselves, they will never die completely. Zombies have a unique power ...

Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, famously recorded the hit song that declared, “Chicago is my kind of town!” He’s not the only one to have fallen in love ...

There’s nothing quite like burying yourself in a well-written fantasy novel. It provides you with much-needed respite and escape from reality, shipping you off ...

Heart pounding? Palms getting sweaty? Feeling nervous, maybe scared? That’s what the most outstanding thriller or suspense novels can do to you! Even though ...

Whether you’ve peered into the back of your closet looking for Narnia or imagined getting an admission letter from Hogwarts, there’s a good chance you have ...

In an increasingly frenetic world, political stories develop and spread quicker than you can blink. But behind those catchy news headlines are untold stories ...

Fantasy and romance is a marriage made in literary heaven. They create a rich tapestry worthy of exploring, no matter where you lean towards when it comes to ...

Introducing your child to the beautiful habit of reading is the most meaningful gift you can give your preschooler. What’s more, reading a good book aloud to a ...

Human beings, like all living organisms, are made up of DNA. These tiny strands of genetic code make us who we are. We know that over time, as it is passed ...

Science fiction books for kids can be much more than good literature or a diversion from video games. At their best, middle-grade and young adult sci fi books ...

There are fantasy books, and there are assassin books, and then there are fantasy assassin books, a beguiling genre that has taken on a life of its own. Rooted ...

Vampires are dark, brooding, mysterious, and dangerous. They’re definitely a little scary but, let’s be honest, their allure is sexy too. This mix of sexy and ...

Born Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman in 1960 in a small village in Portchester, UK, Neil Gaiman is one of the most prolific English authors of our time, known ...

At the age of six, most kids are starting to embrace independent reading. However, experts still suggest that you continue to read out loud to your little one ...

Space opera books are a wonderful subgenre of science fiction beloved by all different types of readers. These books aren’t La Boheme in space. They have ...

Before the World Wide Web made everything convenient for us, serial author William Gibson introduced us to the fascinating world of the Matrix. Think of it ...

First published in 1965, Dune is Frank Herbert’s most iconic work, often considered one of the most beloved science fiction books of all time. It narrates ...

You’ll be hard-pressed to find great science fiction novels that aren’t so serious and packed with hard science. That’s where Douglas Adams’ classic sci-fi ...

Originally published in 1985, Ender’s Game is a sci-fi book by the American prolific author Orson Scott Card. It’s been one of the most popular science ...

First published in 1951, Prelude to Foundation is a collection of short stories that veteran biochemistry professor-turned-author Isaac Asimov wrote from ...

Dan Simmons has always been revered for his mastery of building immersive worlds, and Hyperion is his best science fiction work yet. Winner of the 1989 ...

Originally published in 1992, Neal Stephenson’s Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee Snow Crash has earned its reputation as one of the best science fiction and ...

Slaughterhouse-Five is a 1969 sci-fi masterpiece authored by the American prolific writer Kurt Vonnegut. The title dwells on time travel and anti-war ...

First published in 1961, Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris has for decades been touted as one of the best sci-fi classics for deep thinkers. It holds true because ...

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