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.
Space isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Though Harry Potter might be one of the most easily recognizable books about magic schools, there are many books that go beyond Hogwarts. Find them here.
Dragons feature prominently in the myths of every continent, inspiring authors of fantasy. Here are 6 great YA series about dragons.
An analysis of disability in fairytales, from disability memoirs, THE WITCHER, and PET. Can disability stories in fairytales be used to transform society?
Fairy tales aren't what they used to be. They're better. Especially if they get translated into the graphic novel format.
Pandemic lit has always been my favorite kind of reading because these stories, even at their darkest moments, give me hope for what is to come.
These queer fantasy books are YA-friendly reads you'll love.
Let these YA books transport you to magical cities where anything can happen and the streets are alive with enchantment.
A bustling, fascinating city makes the perfect setting, or portal to, worlds of fantasy and imagination in these New York City SFF books for young readers.
Taking a look at some of the most magical cities in science fiction and fantasy books for your next trip across the page.
Don't miss exploring the magical cities of these fantastic urban science fiction and fantasy books hitting the shelves this year.
Do you dream of glittering, shimmering utopias, their streets pouring forth with witchcraft and wizardry? Then rethink a trip to these magical cities.
Oh, oh, oh, it's magic! Visit eight magical places that are not Hogwarts in these mighty adventurous middle grade series about magical cities!
Taking a close look at one fictional, shifty, fairytale region. Consider Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of Helen Oyeyemi's GINGERBREAD.
You may not be able to travel to these fictional fantastical cities, but you can take a trip around the world to the locales that inspired them.