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The painting "Mermaid" (1906) by John Reinhard Weguelin, showing a mermaid resting on the sandy beach, just above the blue-green waves of a calm sea. Her tail is blue and curls toward the foreground as she faces left, her right arm outstretched as her left arm supports her. Her hair is fair or light brown, and bound at her neck, while she wears a garland over her ears and crown.

Twelve Mermaid Poems to Celebrate MerMay

Follow the siren song of shimmering scales and hidden depths in these twelve mermaid-inspired po...

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Cover of A House Like an Accordion, showing a golden keyhole against a blue background. A small golden bird is inside the keyhole; surrounding it are golden patterns of locks and keys.

Read an Excerpt From Audrey Burges’s A House Like an Accordion

A woman searches for her missing father in order to reconcile the many strange and fantastical s...

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Cover of Blood at the Root, showing a robed man standing in front of a tree. In front of him are five lit white candles and a book open to pages that show mysterious diagrams.

Unpacking Generational Trauma in Blood at the Root by LaDarrion Williams

A review of LaDarrion Williams's new young adult fantasy novel.

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The Covers of Dark Moon and Bad Moonlight. Dark Moon features a woman looking out at night, the moon reflected in the window. Bad Moonlight features two singers at a microphone, with the silhouette of a howling wolf next to them, all against a colorful background.

Moonlit Terrors: Dark Moon and Bad Moonlight 

When the moonlight gets a little too serious.

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Photo of a small plastic awards trophy

Ranking Science Fiction’s Most Dangerous Awards

A scientific survey of the relative heft, pointiness, and durability of SFF's most sought-after...

Cover of Escape Velocity by Victor Manibo, showing a person in a spacesuit carrying a serving plater with gambling chips and a black cocktail with black smoke pluming from it. The faceplate shows a reflected image of a large space habitat.

Read an Excerpt From Victor Manibo’s Escape Velocity

A decades-old murder looms over the glamorous clientele of a high-end space hotel…

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The cover of Dragonfruit, showing a colorful image of a woman with long hair wearing leaves and a flower in her hair, holding a small animal

Every Wish Demands a Price: Makiia Lucier’s Dragonfruit

A review of Makiia Lucier's new YA fantasy novel.

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Cover of Uncanny magazine issue 39, showing a woman with a colorful headdress containing flowers, feathers and other decorations, against a yellow-orange background.

Forensic Folklore: Sarah Pinsker’s “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”

Participants in an online music forum research an English folk ballad…

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Covers of three books from author A.S. Byatt: Possession, Ragnarok, and Medusa's Ankles

Myth, Fantasy, and Lives Shaped by Stories in the Work of A.S. Byatt

The fantastical elements are always there in Byatt's fiction, underpinning the fabric of the sto...

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How to Fight a Fairy Tale: Retellings in the Age of Romantasy

The trouble with structuring a book around a fairy tale is that fairy tales make no sense—but bo...

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The Apocalypse Will Be Televised: Revealing Dungeon Crawler Carl by Matt Dinniman

Join Carl and his ex-girlfriend’s cat, Princess Donut, as they try to survive the end of the wor...

Cover of Liar's Test by Ambelin Kwaymullina, showing a young woman looking at the reader, against a blue background and surrounded by small blue flowers.

Read an Excerpt From Ambelin Kwaymullina’s Liar’s Test

A new young adult fantasy inspired by the strength and power of Aboriginal women.

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