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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), 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.

5 Books in Which Space Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Space isn't all it's cracked up to be.

7 Books About Magic Schools for Every Reader

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.

6 YA Series Featuring Dragons

Dragons feature prominently in the myths of every continent, inspiring authors of fantasy. Here are 6 great YA series about dragons.

What If The Little Mermaid Learned Sign Language? Thoughts About Fairytales and Disability

An analysis of disability in fairytales, from disability memoirs, THE WITCHER, and PET. Can disability stories in fairytales be used to transform society?

New Fairytales, New Graphic Novels

Fairy tales aren't what they used to be. They're better. Especially if they get translated into the graphic novel format.

Why Reading Pandemic Lit Gives Me Hope

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.

10 Queer Romance YA-Friendly Fantasy Books

These queer fantasy books are YA-friendly reads you'll love.

8 of the Best Magical Cities in YA Books

Let these YA books transport you to magical cities where anything can happen and the streets are alive with enchantment.

New York City in Children’s and Young Adult SFF

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.

Unique Magical Cities You Might Want To Visit

Taking a look at some of the most magical cities in science fiction and fantasy books for your next trip across the page.

5 Urban Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels to Add to Your 2020 TBR

Don't miss exploring the magical cities of these fantastic urban science fiction and fantasy books hitting the shelves this year.

All That Glitters: The Fantasy Cities You Don’t Want to Live In

Do you dream of glittering, shimmering utopias, their streets pouring forth with witchcraft and wizardry? Then rethink a trip to these magical cities.

Magical Cities in Great Middle Grade Series (That Are Not Harry Potter)

Oh, oh, oh, it's magic! Visit eight magical places that are not Hogwarts in these mighty adventurous middle grade series about magical cities!

In Defense of Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of GINGERBREAD

Taking a close look at one fictional, shifty, fairytale region. Consider Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of Helen Oyeyemi's GINGERBREAD.

6 Magical Cities and Their Real World Inspirations

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.