A Healer Starts to Realize Her True Power in This Excerpt From Speculative Fiction Debut The City of Brass 

S.A. Chakraborty’s debut fantasy novel, The City of Brass, isn’t out until November, but we have a sneak peek at the first chapter, as well as insight from the author about the magical world she created. It begins in 18th century Cairo, and follows a con artist who realizes her true powers after a mysterious encounter.

Get a Glimpse of Alan Moore's Epic, Mind-Boggling New Novel Jerusalem

Let me say this first: Alan Moore’s second novel is not an easy read. If you know the legendary comic writer’s work, you know that he’s far more concerned about his art than making sure everyone “gets it,” and in that respect Jerusalem may be his most challenging work ever. But like all of Moore’s best work, if you…

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, vacation, and whatever other spare moments you have. Unfortunately, there’s also a ton of tremendous new fiction and non-fiction books coming out this summer, meaning your pile…

There’s Only One Way You Could Personally Visit an Exoplanet

Sorry, Han Solo and Mr. Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace,” or go to warp speed. Traveling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long,…

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