While a great deal of sci-fi involves gloom, doom and cynicism about humanity’s fate, there are bright spots of optimism. Meet solarpunk, including titles like Emergency Skin by N. K. Jemisin.
One reader muses on why she clings to her sometimes troublesome physical TBR stacks and physical books, unwieldy as they may be.
Seeking the strange and unusual? Look to these structurally unconventional speculative fiction novels that diverge from the familiar, including The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.
If you, like this reader, find truly dark stories as cathartic as they are compelling, check out some of the darkest 2021 SFF books, including A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson.
A reader freshly disturbed by the untimely death of a beloved character offers advice on killing a character the correct way.
Whether you’re here for the gossip, the spectacle, or the scheming, these YA fantasy books like The Crown have what you need, including Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
It's in a bloodsucker's nature to be dangerous, which begs the question: what kind of human befriends a vampire?
You’ll be side-eyeing every cat in your home or wandering across your path after you meet some of the creepiest cats of speculative fiction, including Master Ren from Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda.
Get through the winter with some of the longest series on shelves, including The Guin Saga by Kaoru Kurimoto.
Explore myriad stories imagined around shared themes and discover new favorite authors through these 2020 speculative fiction anthologies, including Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite, Edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker.