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Alex Acks is a writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. They've written for Six to Start and been published in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, and more. Alex lives in Denver with their two furry little bastards, where they twirl their mustache, watch movies, and bike. Twitter: @katsudonburi Website:

The Care and Feeding of Magical Veterinarians

Here are 10 books that feature magical veterinarians in science fiction and fantasy settings, ranging from YA to adult books. Start with Super Extra Grande by Yoss, translated by David Frye.

Get Swept Away in New Fantasy Books for February 2023

The new fantasy books hitting shelves in February 2023 have something for everyone. Let's explore!

10 More Alien Books

The theme of aliens in books is certainly not new, but these books keep the concept fresh with a variety of alien dynamics, like The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull.

What Is Science Fiction?

A seemingly simple question over which fandom wars can and have been fought, "What is science fiction?" has a complicated answer.

20 Must-Read Genre-Bending Sci-Fi Books

From sci fi horror like Parasite by Mira Grant to science fantasy like Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao, those genre-blending science fiction books have something for every reader.

6 SFF Books With Genderfluid Characters

Celebrate Pride with science fiction and fantasy reads! We've rounded up some out of this world SFF books with genderfluid characters.

8 Queer SFF Romantic Reads

Want some queer romantic storylines? How about some SFF? Then prep your heart to soar into other worlds with these queer SFF romantic books.

6 Great SFF Heist Novels

Find action, adventure, and complicated plots in these SFF heist novels, including The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

8 Takes on a Fantasy of Manners

Where there's a magical world with social stratification and an upper class with strict rules, there's room for a fantasy of manners!

Science Fiction and Fantasy by Palestinian Authors

A spotlight on science fiction and fantasy by Palestinian authors, from short fiction to unsettling novels exploring loneliness and erasure, including The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem translated by Sinan Antoon.