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#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), YA sci-fi, science fiction books for kids, cozy sci-fi (also a thing!), and more. Grab your sword and hop in the spaceship: let’s get reading.

The Best Heroes in YA Fantasy

The best heroes in YA fantasy books range from common thieves to superheroes, and aren't always likable, but they do capture hearts.

Books Where The Villain Is Actually The Hero

If you can't help but root for the villain, pick up these fantasy and romantasy novels where the misunderstood villain is actually the hero.

The 2024 Locus Award Winners

Read your way into the best of speculative fiction and nonfiction with this year's 2024 Locus Award winners.

10 Nebula Award Winners You Should Put on Your TBR

These Nebula Award winners have inspired me as both a reader and writer, and I hope they'll inspire you, too. Find which ones to read now!

Bookish Gifts for Lovers of Fantasy Maps

From cutting boards to custom maps, treasure the journey on and off the page with these bookish gifts for fantasy lovers.

LGBTQ Romantasy Books

Queer up your romantasy reads this summer with some swoonworthy LGBTQ romantasy books, from sapphic witchy reads to historical romps.

How June Is Now? 10 New SFF Books Out June 2024

A trickster god and a soul-eating fox, an intergalactic heist adventure, robots on the run, and more of the best new SFF out June 2024.

8 Spectacular Backlist Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series Worth Reading

New books are great, but sometimes you want to go back a bit. Here are eight great backlist SFF series worth reading.

Quiz: Which Romantasy Book Should I Read First?

Answer the ten questions in this romantasy book quiz to get an idea of where you should start in this exciting hybrid genre!

Star-Crossed: 8 Fantasy Books With Forbidden Romance

These fantasy novels with forbidden romance hurt so good — and there's no guarantee of a happily ever after.