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When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.

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It's practically summer. Why go outside and sweat through the heat when you can stay in and read? This guide to December's most exciting book releases proves you have plenty of great options to choose from. And if you're still looking for a holiday gift for your favourite bookworm (or Archer fiend, or Star Wars junkie), you'll find some excellent suggestions right here.

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It feels like all recent Divergent news has been focused on the decision to downgrade the property from major movie franchise to TV show. But author Veronica Roth just put her source-material book series back in the spotlight by announcing that she's written an epilogue to the final volume.

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When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice's Lestat — gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically defined the creatures in pop culture since Rice wrote Interview With the Vampire in 1976. But in her new book, the unusually titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (out now), Rice has shockingly redefined her own creation — and she told us why.

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If you haven't read Prince Lestat, Anne Rice's most recent Vampire Chronicles book, a lot has changed for the tribe of the Undead. The vampires actually came together, entered the modern world and formed a community with Lestat at its head. But with Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Rice is going to change everything people think they know about her world of vampires.

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Of the approximately eleventy billion books in the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, there are the hallowed (the Thrawn books by Timothy Zahn), the good (the X-Wing books), the bad (The Jedi Academy) and the mediocre (...most of them). And then there's The Crystal Star, a novel so bad it ruined me. Let this article serve as a warning to the rest of the galaxy.

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The latest Star Wars book is a young adult novel that covers a lot of the period between when we last saw Ahsoka Tano in Clone Wars and when she showed up in Rebels as "Fulcrum". There's a lot going on in the book, and it's worth your time to read the whole thing. But as for the Star Wars universe as a whole, there are a few vital things to know.