Feb 4, 2013 — The desert has inspired a rich literary landscape. Author Ruben Martinez recommends three reads that examine it both literally and figuratively. Do you have a favorite book that takes place in the desert? Tell us in the comments.
Aug 11, 2011 — More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
May 28, 2011 — In 1944, Brave New World author Aldous Huxley wrote his first and only children's book. It's called The Crows of Pearblossom and it isn't for the faint of heart. Daniel Pinkwater, our ambassador to the world of kid's lit, joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the book's newly illustrated re-release.
Aug 10, 2010 — A half-century has passed since Timothy Leary, a research psychologist at Harvard University, swallowed some magic mushrooms in Mexico. Author Don Lattin recommends three books that delve into the colorful, creative world of Leary and other psychedelic trailblazers of the 1960s.
Aug 8, 2011 — NPR coverage of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Crows of Pearblossom by Sophie Blackall and Aldous Huxley. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.