False Memories Haunt a Desperate Woman in This Excerpt From Blake Crouch’s Sci-Fi Thriller Recursion

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Author Blake Crouch specializes in page-turners. He wrote the Wayward Pines trilogy that spawned the mystery series produced by M. Night Shyamalan, the novellas that inspired Michelle Dockery’s con-artist tale Good Behavior, and recent sci-fi thriller Dark Matter. He’s back with another fast-paced sci-fi…

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A Young Swordsman Faces an Uncertain Future in African-Inspired Fantasy Epic The Rage of Dragons

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According to author Evan Winter’s official bio, the British-born son of South African parents was inspired to start writing when his own son was born, and “he realized that there weren’t many epic fantasy novels featuring characters who looked like him.” His African-inspired debut The Rage of Dragons helps fill that…

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A Budding Badass Finds Her Footing in This Excerpt From Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi

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Last year we learned that Avatar Kyoshi, one of the most mysterious figures in the realm of Avatar: The Last Airbender, would be getting a pair of novels exploring her background and, as the title of the first book suggests, her rise to power. Today, we’re thrilled to share an excerpt from Avatar, The Last Airbender:

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Adam Savage Teaches You How to Set a Deadline (By Way of Alien) in This Excerpt From His New Book

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Adam Savage is known to most people from Discovery Channel’s popular series MythBusters, but if you’re a sci-fi fan, you’ve no doubt taken notice of his extracurricular activities as well—many of which are inspired by Savage’s fascination with iconic props from some of his favorite movies. Now he’s got a new book that…

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Relentless Demons Hunt Our Heroes in This Early Look at R.A. Salvatore’s Next Drizzt Novel, Boundless

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Last June, we shared an excerpt from Timeless, the first in author R.A. Salvatore’s new trilogy featuring the ever-popular character he created decades ago, dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. The second book, Boundless, is due later this year—and io9's got another exclusive excerpt, as well as the cover reveal.

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Dip Your Toes Into Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Delightful Big Book of Classic Fantasy

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Sci-fi and fantasy lit fans are well familiar with the works of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer; among their many accolades, she’s a Hugo winner for her work on Weird Tales, and he’s the bestselling author of Annihilation. But did you know they’ve also spent decades collecting and preserving fantasy stories?

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Read an Excerpt From War Girls, Tochi Onyebuchi’s Black Panther-Inspired Sci-Fi Adventure

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Black Panther is a fantastic movie for so many reasons—one being that it made certain people notice there were already so many sci-fi and fantasy stories being told outside the default we’d been served for so long. io9 recently spotlighted Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and now we’ve got another intriguing…

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Javier Grillo-Marxuach Takes on Fandom’s Generation Gap in ‘The Audacity of Being Jaded’

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Javier Grillo-Marxuach is beloved by genre fans for the many TV shows he’s had a hand in writing and producing—including Lost, The 100, the Xena reboot that sadly never was, and the upcoming Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. A few years back, he released a book of essays about his time in the TV trenches, and he just…

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Read the First Chapter of Katharine Duckett’s Shakespeare-Inspired Fantasy Miranda in Milan

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Ever wonder what happened to Miranda after the events of Shakespeare’s The Tempest? As author Katharine Duckett imagines in Miranda in Milan, it’s hardly the standard “happily ever after”—but her further adventures do include royal intrigue, magic, and a chance to find out who she really is. Get an exclusive peek at…

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