#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.

8 Elemental Fantasies to Read After Your AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Rewatch

Here are 8 more elemental fantasy books (a mix of YA and adult) that dabble with the elements for fans of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER.

12 Must-Read High Fantasy Novels Coming Out in the Second Half of 2020

High fantasy is any fantasy set in another world which features a hero. Here are 12 new high fantasies coming out in summer and fall.

5 Science Fiction Books Full of Humor

Need some cheering up and an out-of-this-world story? Pick up some of the funniest science fiction books this side of the galaxy.

Pride is a Rebellion, and Rebellions are Built on Hope

Stack your Pride TBR with these hopeful, queer science fiction and fantasy novels where queer characters are celebrated and highlighted.

6 Strange Tales for Strange Times

These strange stories are perfect for readers who may be disconcerted by the world and who take comfort from the weirdest fiction one can find.

Journey to New Worlds This Summer With a Middle Grade Fantasy Series

Pick up one or many of these middle grade fantasy series, featuring both new and classic titles, and explore a variety of worlds!

15 Fascinating Books Like DUNE

With two movies and a series coming to HBO Max, everybody is talking about Frank Herbert's Dune. Already read it? Here are 15 books like DUNE for your TBR!

4 Time Travel Books About Lost Time

As we lose plans and time with loved ones to the pandemic, these books about lost time can offer some solace.

A Brief Guide to Grimdark Fantasy and Where to Start Reading It

Don't know what people mean when they talk about grimdark? Find your guide to grimdark fantasy, including definitions and books to start with.

Once Upon A Time There Were 8 LGBTQ+ Fairytales From 2020

Check out these 8 LGBTQ+ fairytales from 2020 for a queer once upon a time, from a new Anna-Marie McLemore to a Black Cinderella who smashes the patriarchy.

10 LGBTQIA+ Fantasy and Sci-Fi Adventures to Take You Far From Here

Take a break from reality and let the fantastic come to life with these transportive LGBTQ+ fantasy and sci-fi adventures.

4 Apocalyptically Good Books Like The Last of Us

Part two of THE LAST OF US game releases this month, and if you're looking for similar reads, we've got the list for you.

15 Paranormal Mystery Books to Read Right Now

Here are 15 paranormal mystery books to add some fantastical intrigue to your to read-shelf.

How A WRINKLE IN TIME Got Me Through Depression

How one reader found catharsis about growing up and embracing inner strength in both the book and adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME.

Give Me More Sirens in Fantasy

Every few years, the winds of YA fantasy change. Here's one hope for the next trendy It Creature: sirens.