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October 30, 1938: The 'War of the Worlds' radio show is broadcast

Nearly 69 years since its broadcast, Orson Wells' radio rendition of War of the Worlds continues to energize fans and create followers of the art of timing and finesse in the radio world. Read more of what happened in This Month in History.

9 Surprising Banned Books

Many people and institutions throughout the years have banned books for their 'questionable content.' Many of these books became even more popular because of the controversy they caused. See our list of 9 surprising banned books.

17 Unusual Book Titles

Intentional or not, these authors gave their books names that will make readers laugh or cringe. These creative book titles show that there is no topic out there that someone won't write a book about. Check out our list of 17 unusual book titles.

14 Best-Selling Books Repeatedly Rejected by Publishers

The novelists on this list all overcame rejection after rejection after rejection. Check out these classic stories about authors persevered despite the doubts of publishers, and went on to earn wide acclaim.

20 Memorable Character Names from the Works of Charles Dickens

You won't come across names like Mr. Sloppy, Wopsle, Sweedlepipe, Bumble and Scrooge in real life. No, these names were purely the product of Charles Dickens' unique imagination.

How the Necronomicon Works

According to sci-fi lore, if you've read the "Necronomicon," then you might just be teetering on the brink of insanity. Featured in popular culture in TV, film and comics, the book is a fictional creation of author H.P. Lovecraft. Learn more about the mystery behind the "Necronomicon."

How Cthulhu Works

He awaits the time when he will arise from his watery city to wreak havoc. Cthulhu made his first official appearance in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu," written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1926. Read all about the legendary monster known as the Old One.

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