#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.

Edward Cullen is a Comedian, and Other Thoughts on MIDNIGHT SUN

A reader examines her history with TWILIGHT and shares her wiser, more critical, and more snarky thoughts on MIDNIGHT SUN.

Which Book Should You Read Based on Your Dungeons & Dragons Class?

Should you read The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya? Consider your D&D class and find out which book is perfect for you.

7 Books for Fans of Hades the Game

If you love HADES the game, don’t miss these mythological stories and retellings, including Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard.

5 Fantasy Books Where Alchemy Transforms Adolescence

Straw transformed to gold, a stone of immortality--rough materials become something fantastic in these fantasy books about alchemy.

A Beginner’s Guide to Gothic Fantasy

With spooky season here, many are craving dark and creepy reads. Enter the excellent subgenre: gothic fantasy. Here’s our guide to the genre, including books like The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson.

6 Books Celebrating Women’s Early Contributions to Fantasy and Sci Fi

If you thought the landscape of classic SFF was exclusively male, peep these science fiction and fantasy stories by women, including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown.

9 of the Best YA Vampire Books

Why is the vampire myth so popular? Whatever the answer, vampires are here to stay, and we've got some YA vampire books for fans.

4 Speculative YA Books About Formidable Females of the High Seas

Explore the high seas with these four speculative YA books about female sailors and pirates!

8 Witchy YA Novels to Get You Ready for Halloween

Grab your broomstick and get into the spirit of the Halloween season with these atmospheric and spooky YA books about witchcraft.

100 DUNE Quotes To Get Ready For The Movie

Walk without rhythm, and it won't attract the worm. These are the best Dune quotes from Frank Herbert's masterpiece.

LGBT Urban Fantasy: 11 of Our Favorites

LGBT urban fantasy has come in to its own in the last five years. These are our some of favorite reads for adult and YA readers alike, including Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu.

Reading Pathways: V.E. Schwab

So you want to get into the works of acclaimed fantasy author V.E. Schwab. Find your reading pathway here.

20 Must-Read Fantasy Romance Books

If you’re like me and are constantly on the hunt for more of the best fantasy romance books to read, this list of books like Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope¬†is for you.

10 Space Opera Series to Get You Through the Winter

These 10 space opera series will take you on intergalactic adventures through stunning galaxies.

Why The Medieval Girl in the Tower Trope Still Exists in YA Lit

What is it about the girl in the tower trope that has kept it in use since the Medieval era? Consider its function and persistence in YA.