#Science Fiction/Fantasy

Space! Dragons! Space dragons (that’s a thing)! Welcome to the sci-fi and fantasy corner of Book Riot, where we discuss the best fantasy book series (and best fantasy books that standalone–yes, those do exist), military sci-fi, science fiction books for kids, cozy sci-fi (also a thing!), and more. Pack your lembas bread and let’s get reading.

Explore Indigenous Futurisms With these SFF Books by Indigenous Authors

Explore Indigenous Futurisms by reading these 25 science fiction and fantasy books by Indigenous authors with Indigenous main characters!

Middle Fantasy: A Sub-Genre for All Fantasy Lovers

There's high fantasy and there's low fantasy, but what about middle fantasy? Here's a primer on the sub-genre and some recommendations to get you started.

Quiz: Which Book of Magic and Mystery Should You Read Next?

Take the quiz to find out which magical mystery read you should curl up with this fall.

9 Under-the-Radar Fairytale and Folktale Retellings

Check out these under-the-radar fairytale and folktale retellings, including little known works like This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire and the Fantastic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

The Best Star Trek Books for the Final Frontier

Whether you're a tried and true Trekkie or part of the next generation (get it?), you'll find something to love in this list of the best Star Trek books.

The New DUNE Trailer Is Here!

The new DUNE trailer is here! Watch for a sneak peek at this latest adaptation.

10 Books Like The Dresden Files

Finished reading The Dresden Files and want more like it? Look no further, we’ve got your list of books like The Dresden Files right here, including A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark.

Reconstructing FRANKENSTEIN: Reviving Shelley’s Monster

The power of the original FRANKENSTEIN leads to incredible recontextualizations even today, including works like Destroyer by Victor LaValle.

10 of the Best Urban Fantasy Series to Read

Clear your schedule and make time to marathon these urban fantasy series, from genre classics to modern works from fresh voices.

How The Hunger Games Prequel Helped Me Realize I’ve Changed

One Hunger Games fan returns to the series, as an adult and mother, for the prequel and realizes how much her perspective has changed.

Everything We Know So Far About Diana Gabaldon’s New Outlander Book: GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE

Diana Gabaldon is in the middle of writing book 9, Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone. What do we know so far about this new Outlander book?

8 of the Best Adult Dragon Books Around

You don't have to be a kid to love those those scaly, mythical fire-breathers. Enter this roundup of adult dragon books.

5 Eco-Dystopian Novels That Explore Environmental Worst Case Scenarios

A list of five eco-dystopian novels that dramatize imaginative and unique near future environmental catastrophes, including titles like American War by Omar El Akkad.

10 Books That Explore the Multiverse

Sidestep into a parallel universe and explore what is, what could be, and what’s different elsewhere with these books about the multiverse, including Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth.

8 Writers Discuss How Fairytales Can Disrupt The Status Quo

Writers Ashley Poston, Melissa Bashardoust, Alix E. Harrow, and more discuss how their fairytale retellings reflect their modern values.