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Works of Non-Fiction by Fiction Writers You Love

Some of your favorite writers of science fiction, fantasy, and even horror have tried their hands at non-fiction.
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    Daemon Voices Book Cover Picture
    Daemon Voices Book Cover Picture

    Daemon Voices

    by Philip Pullman

    Let His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman take you on a tour of literary enchantment, from his own books to the works of the authors who inspired him. Along the way explore the role of story in education, the arts, and other vital fields.
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    Daemon Voices Book Cover Picture

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    The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Book Cover Picture
    The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Book Cover Picture

    The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

    by Diana Wynne Jones

    A hilarious “travel guide” skewering the hoariest tropes of the fantasy genre, Jones’s book is a work of tough love written for writers and fans alike. You’ll laugh, even if it stings a little.
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    The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Book Cover Picture

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    In Other Worlds Book Cover Picture

    In Other Worlds

    by Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood’s book is a personal history of her lifelong engagement with speculative fiction, from childhood memories spent building imaginary worlds to her adult appreciation for the genre’s greats.
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    In Other Worlds Book Cover Picture

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    The Wave in the Mind Book Cover Picture

    The Wave in the Mind

    by Ursula K. Le Guin

    Ursula K. Le Guin brings her sharp wit to a wide range of topics, from women’s apparel and family life, to the works of authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, and even Mark Twain.
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    The Wave in the Mind Book Cover Picture

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    Supergods Book Cover Picture

    Supergods

    by Grant Morrison

    Grant Morrison is a legend of the comic book industry. In this incisive work, he explores the concept of superheroes as archetypal figures of modern myth, and explains what they can teach us about our own lives.
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    Supergods Book Cover Picture

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    A Man Without a Country Book Cover Picture

    A Man Without a Country

    by Kurt Vonnegut

    This is Kurt Vonnegut’s life as only he could tell it, from his experiences in World War II to his career as one of America’s greatest writers of fiction. Funny, self-deprecating, this work of non-fiction is a pleasure to read, even for committed readers of fiction.
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    A Man Without a Country Book Cover Picture

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    Life Among the Savages Book Cover Picture
    Life Among the Savages Book Cover Picture

    Life Among the Savages

    by Shirley Jackson

    In Life Among the Savages, master of the macabre Shirley Jackson tackles one of life’s most terrifying experiencing: motherhood. Jackson’s surprisingly warm memories of those tender years spent in rural Vermont will be a pleasant surprise for readers used to her dark fiction.
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    Life Among the Savages Book Cover Picture

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    Distrust That Particular Flavor Book Cover Picture
    Distrust That Particular Flavor Book Cover Picture

    Distrust That Particular Flavor

    by William Gibson

    You may know William Gibson for his visionary science fiction, but unless you have experienced his work as a non-fiction author, then you really don’t have the full picture. Here’s your chance to catch up on all you’ve missed! Distrust collects years of Gibson’s trenchant observations on technology, culture, and more.
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    Distrust That Particular Flavor Book Cover Picture

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    The Cat Inside Book Cover Picture
    The Cat Inside Book Cover Picture

    The Cat Inside

    by William S. Burroughs

    Junkie and literary outlaw William S. Burroughs was, like a lot of writers, a lover of cats. In this short volume, Burroughs examines his relationship with these mysterious creatures, as well as their place in the wider human world.
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    The Cat Inside Book Cover Picture

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    I, Asimov Book Cover Picture

    I, Asimov

    by Isaac Asimov

    Isaac Asimov was well-known as a writer of science fiction, but he was also a scientist, amateur historian, and ceaselessly curious human being who wrote hundreds of books on a myriad of disparate subjects. This is Asimov’s story: one of restless curiosity, intellectualism, and an unquenchable thirst to explain the complexities of the world to his fellow human beings.
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    I, Asimov Book Cover Picture

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