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Schulman’s rare books empire began with 1200 science fiction paperbacks
21 Jul
1:22

Schulman’s rare books empire began with 1200 science fiction paperbacks

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Forget deflector shields. Here’s how ships will really defend themselves in space
20 Jul
1:32

Forget deflector shields. Here’s how ships will really defend themselves in space

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable‘s ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Thanks to fictional depictions, we tend to think of spaceships as well-fortified machines. But in reality, even in the emptiness of outer space,…

Thousands of Books for Sale at Big Library Fundraiser
20 Jul
1:44

Thousands of Books for Sale at Big Library Fundraiser

Please enable Javascript to watch this video BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bookworms of all ages are heading to the Lewisburg area this week for a big used book sale. People stood at the tables inside Faith Lutheran Church near Lewisburg and tried to decide which book to pick. There were…

Karin Slaughter: By the Book
19 Jul
1:49

Karin Slaughter: By the Book

Who is your favorite overlooked or underappreciated writer? Clare Chambers (“Learning to Swim,” “The Editor’s Wife”) is an English author who’s fantastic at writing about crazy, eclectic families. What keeps Clare from being the English Anne Tyler is there’s always someone who is acutely aware of not quite fitting in….

Your (Geeky) Summer Book Guide
19 Jul
1:54

Your (Geeky) Summer Book Guide

Summer is the perfect time to curl up with a good science fiction, fantasy, or horror read. There is a lot of speculative fiction to like this summer, but here are our top suggestions for what to dive into this sunny season. From horror in the woods to science fiction…

No Man’s Sky ‘Next’ update will finally give players features that were missing after controversial launch
18 Jul
1:49

No Man’s Sky ‘Next’ update will finally give players features that were missing after controversial launch

No Man’s Sky might finally be fixed. Developers Hello Games have announced a vast number of changes that hope to fix the problems that have dogged the game since it was first released two years ago. Before its launch, No Man’s Sky was one of the most lauded games of…

BAME characters should be ‘more central’ in children’s books
18 Jul
1:52

BAME characters should be ‘more central’ in children’s books

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There were 9,115 children’s books printed in the UK in 2017 Children’s books should feature more ethnic minority characters in central roles, a literacy charity has said. The Centre for Literacy and Primary Education also said black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) characters should…

The Best Space Books On Sale for Prime Day
17 Jul
1:58

The Best Space Books On Sale for Prime Day

From the technical details behind “Star Wars” to eloquent explanations of astrophysical topics and the compelling tales of women in space, we’ve compiled the best space books that are on Amazon and on sale right now — just in time for Prime Day. We’ll update this page throughout Amazon Prime…

How Should Children’s Books Deal with the Holocaust?
17 Jul
2:06

How Should Children’s Books Deal with the Holocaust?

As a child, I was obsessed with Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.” Like Anne, I wanted to grow up to be a writer; like her, I kept a diary (though less faithfully), which for a time I addressed, following her model, as Kitty; like her, I agonized…

BDS in Books: Foreign Authors Shun Hebrew Translations
16 Jul
2:13

BDS in Books: Foreign Authors Shun Hebrew Translations

Last week one Israeli publisher had an unusual experience. It started off perfectly ordinarily: The publisher wanted to acquire the rights to publish the last two books by British author Kamila Shamsie, a prize-winning and highly praised British author of Pakistani descent. Her early books were published in Israel – the…