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Superhuman strength, invisibility, flight, the ability to shoot webs—these are just a few of the fantastical elements common in superhero fiction, a subgenre of speculative fict...

Nov 13, 2019

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Imagine a book that combines the dense worldbuilding of fantasy and science fiction with the gritty grounded reality of contemporary novels set in New York City, Los Angeles, or...

Nov 13, 2019

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What will life be like at the end of the world? Will the United States of America be a dystopian failed state, ruled by zombies reeling from nuclear war? Will we be ill from a m...

Nov 8, 2019

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Many twenty-first century readers are familiar with the genre of dystopian fiction, in which stories are set in bleak worlds where the future has gone off the rails. Fortunately...

Nov 8, 2019

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Writing an entire book can be a daunting task, especially for new writers. It requires hard work, extreme ambition, and intense discipline. Even for successful writers of bestse...

Nov 7, 2019

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Some of the most compelling stories we tell as human beings are not about humans at all. For most of human history, people have told stories in which animals or inanimate object...

Nov 7, 2019

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Canadian author Margaret Atwood has written more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, short stories, and critical essays. The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Cat’s Eye (1988), The Robber B...

Nov 6, 2019

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Dan Brown is the author of numerous notable novels, including best-sellers Angels & Demons (2000), which kicked off the Robert Langdon series, Inferno (2013)—inspired by Dante A...

Nov 6, 2019

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Literary tropes are time-tested methods of employing figurative language to enrich a written work. Though the word trope has taken on a negative connotation in recent years as a...

Nov 5, 2019

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