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.
21 of the Best Fantasy Books With Modern Elements
Looking for fantasy that incorporates reality and the modern world with the imagined and magical? Check out these fantasy books with modern...
Watch the New Tolkien Biopic Trailer
Check out the new trailer for the upcoming TOLKIEN biopic blending reality and imagination into the life story of iconic author J.R.R....
For Kids: 20 Fantasy Books To Read After Harry Potter
20 great fantasy children's books for Harry Potter fans who aren't quite ready for all the death and fascism that await in...
A Reader’s Thanks to Amal El-Mohtar
One Rioter ruminates on the impact Amal El-Mohtar's poetic reviews have had on her own reading.
Sit for a Spell: 8 Magical Fantasy Books to Curl Up With
Follow the stories of huntresses, princesses, and puppeteers as they choose between life and death in these eight magical fantasy books.
Talking With S.A. Chakraborty About KINGDOM OF COPPER, Jersey Life, and Pantser Pride
We sat down with KINGDOM OF COPPER author S.A. Chakraborty to chat about Daevabad, New Jersey, and everything in-between.
Watch the New TWILIGHT ZONE Teaser
Watch the new teaser from Jordan Peele's TWILIGHT ZONE reboot that premiered during the Super Bowl!
That Time J.R.R. Tolkien Told Some Racists to Suck a Lemon
At least we have the comfort--however cold--of knowing that, amidst all the things Tolkien said wrong, he said this one thing right.
Magic and Monsters: 9 Dark YA Fantasy Books
They did the mash! These YA fantasy books about monsters and magic received lots of buzzed, or deserved to. Get your monster...
14 Of The Best Sci-Fi Book Series Featuring Tech, Aliens, And More!
These are some of the best sci-fi book series grouped by themes like technology, society, and alien contact. Let's get to 'em.
Speculative Poetry: Poems of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Other-Worldly Visions
Speculative poetry is an expanding genre with numerous sub-genres. To help you sort them out, we've rounded up some must-read collections.
Rereading the Harry Potter Books to Understand the Fandom
"Confession: I didn’t get into Harry Potter until the last book was announced." How rereading Harry Potter strengthened one reader's fandom.
How to Vote in the 2019 Hugo Awards (And Why You Should Do It)
By voting in the Hugo Awards, SFF fans can fight social injustice, support diverse works of superior SFF, and buy amazingly cheap, recently published books.
Cover Reveal: UNRAVELING By Karen Lord
Check out the cover for UNRAVELING, a new standalone fantasy novel steeped in Caribbean storytelling, by Karen Lord!
9 Great Dark Magic Fantasy Books
Get ready for an atmospheric read with these dark fantasy books, many of which feature an anti-hero and deal with moral ambiguity.