The strangest thing about the explosion of new technology might be the fact that we've been here before.
This history of an element's grip on human imagination -- and the devastating consequences of that fascination.
A Grandmaster of Science Fiction offers his favorite folktale, and thoughts about the roots of his work.
Thirteen works of fantasy and science fiction that register fresh visions.
As the craze for ballooning swept Europe, scientists and thrill seekers alike sought a god's-eye-view.
An annual rundown of books as diverting as they are thought-provoking.
A legendary editor unveils life inside publishing and The New Yorker.
A master historian on what a bitter feud between two Founding Fathers can teach us about our own volatile era in politics.
Elmore Leonard on fire.
How the Druids charted Europe (and the Romans took the credit).
Rules for readers in an era when distraction is de rigueur.
The finest heists, murders, capers, cops, robbers, and investigations from a year of great mysteries.
A fresh collection from the creator of Sam Spade and the Thin Man reveals a range that went beyond hard-boiled.
In this Twilight Zone–esque novel, we really are surrounded.
The creator of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller on jazz, comparing American mystery writers to Scandinavian ones, and how crime novels report from society's front lines.
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