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The Story Behind Fahrenheit 451

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we talk about Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and what inspired him to write the novel.

Fear by L. Ron Hubbard

Fear—The Pioneer of Modern Psychological Thrillers

Originally published in July 1940, L. Ron Hubbard’s immortal Fear is recognized as a pioneer of the modern psychological thrillers. It has riveted and influenced both readers and authors for over 75 years and continues to do so today.

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Gift Ideas: Best Sci-Fi Book Recommendations

Finding the right books to read for an avid sci-fi reader can be tough. These gift ideas and book recommendations for the best sci-fi books take into account the variety of science fiction sub-genres and the master authors of the craft. While you may recognize several of these, you are sure to find a few gems they have not yet discovered.

Which Sci-Fi Books Inspired the Iconic Apple iPod, iPad and Earbuds?

In celebration of National iPod Day (October 23) and the anniversary of its first sale (November 10), we looked to see how sci-fi authors predicted and set the course of events for the Apple iPod, iPad, earbuds and similar products.

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The Backstory to Robert Bloch’s “Psycho”

The next article in our series entitled “What Was the Author Thinking” spotlights the master of the macabre Robert Bloch, author of Psycho. The novel originally published in 1959 and the basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie is considered a classic in the genre.

The Story Behind Jack Williamson’s “With Folded Hands”

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we discuss the Dean of Science Fiction Jack Williamson’s story “With Folded Hands” and what influenced him to write it.

Ray Bradbury, A.E. van Vogt and Jack Williamson

Conspiracy for a Better World Snapshot: A.E. van Vogt

Battlefield Earth was dedicated by L. Ron Hubbard to Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, Jr. and “all the merry crew,” a list of over 80 names! Hubbard states, “They are all worth rereading, every one.” This blog is to help shed some light on A.E. van Vogt’s contribution to that “golden age of science fiction.”

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Ten Amazing Story Openings

A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.

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10 Great Science Fiction Books No SF Fan Should Miss Out On

Our original thought was to title this blog post “the 10 Greatest Science Fiction Books.” But that sounded too definitive, as there are dozens if not hundreds of SF books that one could argue should make that list. So instead, here are 10 SF books we say are great and that every science fiction reader should not miss…