Scientists recommend their favorite beach reading

The Washington Post quizzes a bunch of famous and high-powered scientists about the books they read for fun, and the books that inspired them when they were younger. Their answers show how some science-fiction books have shaped their lives. » 6/29/10 9:30am 6/29/10 9:30am

20 Science Fiction Books We Can't Wait To Read in 2010

You've got a list of books to read today, but what will you be yearning to read next year? We've picked out 20 scifi and contemporary fantasy books coming out next year that have us filled with excitement. » 11/18/09 1:52pm 11/18/09 1:52pm

Gaming Manuals That Will Prepare You For An Alternate World

You can't wander into the speculative future (or alternative past) blindly – you need a guide to show you the way. These five game manuals are the best at explaining aliens, mutants, angry robots and even non-sparkly vampires. » 11/18/09 9:00am 11/18/09 9:00am

If You Like These Recent Movies, Here Are Books You'll Love

Movies may thrill us with their huge ideas and set pieces, but you always know that anything a movie did, a novel did it first... and better. If you liked these dozen recent movies, here are some books you'll love. » 11/17/09 4:19pm 11/17/09 4:19pm