Science fiction and fantasy literature

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 26, 2020 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over...
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This undated photo provided by Michael Chen shows his father Da Chen. The brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain," has died at age 57. Chen died Dec. 17, his wife, Dr. Sun-Ling Chen, said Tuesday, Dec. 24, from the family’s home in Temecula, California. (Michael Chen via AP)
December 24, 2019 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain," has died at age 57. Chen died of lung cancer on Dec. 17, his...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2008 file photo shows Christopher Paolini posing with his book "Brisingr" in Paradise Valley, Mont. The author of the multimillion-selling “Inheritance Cycle” has a 7-figure deal for a science fiction novel, his first adult book, Tor announced Tuesday. “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars,” featuring “epic space battles for the fate of humanity,” comes out next September. (AP Photo/David Grubbs, File)
November 19, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Paolini’s next book isn’t only for young people. The author of the multimillion-selling “Inheritance Cycle” has a seven-figure deal for a science fiction novel, his first adult book, Tor announced Tuesday. “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars,” featuring “epic space battles for...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows, from left, "Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks," by Jason Reynolds, "Disappearing Earth," by Julia Phillips, "Sabrina & Corina," by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, "The Other Americans," by Laila Lalami, and "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" by Marlon James. The books are among this year’s finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. The winners will be announced Nov. 20 at a benefit dinner presented by the National Book Foundation in New York. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Knopf/One World/Pantheon/Riverhead via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," Laila Lalami's immigrant tale "The Other Americans" and Jason Reynolds' neighborhood story "Look Both Ways" are among this year's finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Nominees announced Tuesday also include Albert...
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February 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at...
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January 31, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a highly-anticipated fantasy trilogy is postponing the first book as she faces allegations of racism. Amelie Wen Zhao, whose "Blood Heir" was scheduled for June, wrote Wednesday in an online statement that she was "so sorry" for any pain she might have caused. "Blood...
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November 30, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a literary title bout, romance novelist Nora Roberts had a few words for fellow author Tomi Adeyemi. Adeyemi had tweeted on Tuesday an accusation that Roberts "shamelessly" lifted the title of her new book, "Of Blood and Bone," from Adeyemi's fantasy work "Children of Blood and...
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This image released by HBO shows Kit Harington, left, and Emilia Clarke on the season finale of "Game of Thrones." The eighth and last season of "Game of Thrones" finally has a date with destiny. HBO said Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that the series will return in April 2019 with six episodes to conclude its run. (Macall B. Polay/HBO via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eighth and last season of "Game of Thrones" finally has a date with destiny. HBO said Tuesday that the series will return in April 2019 with six episodes to conclude its run. The fantasy series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has been one of HBO's most successful shows...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and other notables react to the death of writer Harlan Ellison: "Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names...
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In this Thursday, April 12, 2018, photo, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies director Jonathan Eller points out the location of Gale Crater on the Mars globe, in Indianapolis. The globe presented to Ray Bradbury for his support of NASA's Mariner 9 Mars orbital mission in 1971. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 15, 2018 - 11:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Bradbury won over generations of readers to science fiction with "Fahrenheit 451" and other works during a writing career that spanned much of the 20th Century and produced a mountain of manuscripts, correspondence and memorabilia. That sprawling collection, much of which...
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