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10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
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10 Most Messed-Up Versions Of The Hero's Journey

Everybody knows the hero’s journey by heart at this point. The chosen one gets called to adventure, refuses, accepts, goes on trials, loses a mentor, faces darkness, defeats evil. But sometimes the hero’s journey takes a major detour. Here are 10 hero’s journeys go went to a dark, terrible place. »5/12/15 10:00am5/12/15 10:00am

New Favorite Theory: All Of Kyle MacLachlan's Roles Are The Same Person!

Nowadays everything is trying to be a shared universe mega-franchise to get some sweet Avengers level money. But what if there was a fan favorite crossover franchise spanning every genre, that you've already been watching for decades? We're speaking, of course, of the unified Kyle MacLachlan Universe. Update: »3/28/15 2:45pm3/28/15 2:45pm

10 Great Novels That Aren't About What You Heard They Were About

Science fiction and fantasy novels become famous for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they catch the zeitgeist, or maybe they have one idea that everybody falls in love with. But sometimes, we all fixate on something that's not the actual point of the book. Here are 10 great novels that aren't about what everybody thinks. »1/16/15 11:05am1/16/15 11:05am

Which Book Has Been Imitated Many Times, But Remains Unique?

Sometimes a book comes along that changes everything, and makes people revise their notions of what science fiction and fantasy are capable of. And then tons of people try to emulate that book's achievement, with mixed results. But what's your favorite book that spawned a ton of imitators, but remained one of a kind? »12/17/14 2:29pm12/17/14 2:29pm