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In the Other Worlds episode that aired on 10/16, Great American Read explored how America’s favorite novels about other worlds reflect our own world. Many novels on America’s list of 100 favorites take us to other worlds. From fantasy to science fiction, historical fiction to stories of spiritual realms, what do these books tell us about our own world? This episode examined how these novels help us think about real-life and present-day issues.

Famous faces in this episode include Marie Arana, Diana Gabaldon, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jonathan Gilmore, Chris Kluwe, Diane Lane, Lisa Lucas, George R.R. Martin, Leland Melvin, Shanna Peeples, Lesley Stahl, Baratunde Thurston, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wil Wheaton, Venus Williams, and Kevin Young.

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The Great American Read Episode Recap: Other Worlds

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