#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.

Reading Pathways: Magical Worlds and Dreamy Fantasy with Laini Taylor

Dive into shadowy worlds of magic and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a dark fantasy series with this Reading Pathway into Laini Taylor books.

Even More Books to Read Based on Your Dungeons & Dragons Class

All adventuring parties should be able to double as a book club! Here are even more reads to dive into based on your D&D class.

What Fairytale Are You? Take This Quiz To Find Out

This fun fairy tale quiz will assign you a tale and tell you a little bit about your strengths and weaknesses in the process.

Some More Peculiar Books From The New Weird Genre

If you love your books strange, uncanny, and downright bizarre, you’re going to want to read these books of the new weird genre, including Lakewood by Megan Giddings.

What to Read After You’ve Been Let Down by Cyberpunk 2077

If you're disappointed that you spent a chunk of cash on the new cyberpunk game, turn to these books like Cyberpunk 77 but better!

6 Black Indie SFF Writers You Should Be Reading

Here are some under the radar Black indie SFF writers that deserve way more attention than they're getting. Give their books a look!

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.

Dragons, War and Magic: A Flock of Books Like ERAGON

Fantasy, Dark Sarcasm, and Sci-Fi: Reading Pathways to Jay Kristoff

Get into some dark and darkly funny sci-fi and fantasy with this reading pathway to Jay Kristoff books.

10 Under-the-Radar Fantasy and Science Fiction Books From 2020

From talking tigers to automaton dragons and UFOs, find some of the best 2020 under the radar SFF books you may have missed, including Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters.

10 Space Books to Read so the Galactic Federation Will Talk to Us

10 space books to read so the Galactic Federation will call us back and maybe help fluff our application to the Universe’s bureaucracy, including Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente.

Read Harder: An SFF Anthology Edited by a Person of Color

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read an SFF anthology edited by a person of color.

Cover Reveal: FOLKLORN By Angela Mi Young Hur

Check out the cover of FOLKLORN, a genre-defying, continent-spanning saga of Korean myth and scientific discovery, by Angela Mi Young Hur.

4 Stories To Adapt After THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR

These ghost stories are so cinematic and haunting that this reader thinks they deserve adaptations (or newer spins on current adaptations), including The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson.

2020 Elgin Award Chapbook Winners and More Specpo in Small Doses

Catch up on the 2020 Elgin Award winners and some of the nominees, and find new speculative poetry to consume in small doses.