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Imaginative and Memorable Movies

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eMedia and Movies and Music | Tagged with action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantastic film finds, fantasy, Love Stories, memory, movies, relationships, romance, romantic comedies, Sci-Fi and streaming movies

Looking for quirky or out of the ordinary movies? The selections in this blog post will stick with you long after watching them. This is part of a series called Fantastic Film Finds featuring less mainstream viewing recommendations.

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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action-packed, alternative histories, apocalypse, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, compelling, dystopian, engaging, Faerie realm, historical fantasy, intricately plotted, magic, mystical, near future, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Sci-Fi, strong sense of place, superhero stories, suspenseful, thought-provoking, urban fantasy, voyages and world building

The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.

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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted about 1 year ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with classic films, drama, events, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Movies and Music, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted about 1 year ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, Dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted about 1 year ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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Best of Fantastic Fiction: Clever, Quirky Fantasy and Science Fiction

Posted over 2 years ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, alternate worlds, dark humor, Fantasy Fiction, magic -- fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Readers' Advisory, s/f, Sci-Fi, science fiction and scifi

Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman take note! Dark, clever stories with great characters, compelling plots and a wry appreciation for the weird have been gathered for your consumption.

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