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SFF Books to Gift Every Member of Your Weird and Cranky Family

‘Tis the season for yearly awkward family holiday interactions! And what’s more stressful than trying to find that perfect gift for blood relatives? Is your mom forbidding you from giving your terrible aunt a bottle of $15 Chardonnay for the fourth year in a row? We’ve got you covered—check out our extremely helpful and entirely appropriate holiday gift guide to help *inspire* you!

8 Books to Read While You’re Waiting for the Dune Movie

You thought you had to wait until October. Then you thought you had to wait until December. Now you’re waiting until, well, maybe still December? Maybe later? One thing is for certain, you are going to need something to fill that Dune-shaped void in your life. These are the books to read while you wait. But what’s that, you say? You’re not just looking for any space opera, you’re looking for that PARTICULAR space opera that’s going to satisfy the exact reason why you’re looking forward to Dune? Fear not! Our recommendations are sorted by why you’re excited to see Dune!

The Poetry of A Memory Called Empire

“A Memory Called Empire elevates space opera to poetry—clever, deep, sometimes tragic, sometimes violent, always transcendent poetry that shines like the edge of a knife.” —Delilah Dawson By now you’ve read the lush, tense, dizzying and dazzling sci-fi masterpiece that is A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. And if you’re like us, you were probably pretty impressed…