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.
Remaining Game of Thrones Characters Sorted into Hogwarts Houses
It's an ode to the remaining Game of Thrones characters to be sorted into their appropriate Hogwarts Houses.
20 Alien Books to Read for Alien Day
Alien books that are perfect for Alien Day and beyond.
You Can Watch OUTLANDER on Netflix Starting in May
Starting next month, you can find Outlander (and Sam Heughan’s abs) on Netflix and we are so excited! Get the details and see Netflix's announcement.
8 GAME OF THRONES Spotify Playlists to Celebrate the Final Season
Celebrate the final season of GAME OF THRONES with music--we've got several curated Game of Thrones Spotify playlists for you to choose...
Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Books or Movies
Which marginal Star Wars character would you like to see get their own books and movies? Here are some possibilities from one...
3 Time Travel Books to Get Mixed Up In
Time Travel Books: Characters that are out of their own time, loved ones left behind (or forward) in time, paradoxes. The angst goes on and on.
The World is Falling Apart: Timely Dystopias That Reflect Our Fears
Is it any wonder we're seeing an uptick in books about control, rebellion, and the world falling apart? Here are timely, recent...
The Wasted Potential of Ellaria Sand in GAME OF THRONES
How Ellaria Sand became a hot button for many for GOT fans, and how her depiction as ruthlessly revenge-seeking wasted her potential...
Fantasy Book Covers Intimidate Me—Here’s Why
The more I read, the more interested I was in the origins of fantasy fiction. And then I started seeing older fantasy book covers.
50 Must-Read Books About Unicorns
Were you the kid with unicorn stickers, notebooks, pencils--all the things? Then you should check out this dazzling list of must-read books...
Who Will Rule Westeros? Rioters Cast Their Vote
With the final season of Game of Thrones fast approaching, Rioters cast their vote for who will rule Westeros. Who gets your...
Plot Holes are the Real Crimes of Grindelwald
A Harry Potter fan points out some inconsistencies and problematic messaging in THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD film.
Exclusive Excerpt: WE HUNT THE FLAME By Hafsah Faizal
Check out Hafsah Faizal's epic fantasy adventure, WE HUNT THE FLAME, and read an exclusive excerpt here!
2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced, and the List is Gorgeous
The 2019 Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and the list is gorgeous and full of award-worthy authors and books. Highlight: women SFF writers rock.
Fairytale Facts and Faux Pas
Wherein some misconceptions and misunderstanding about fairy tale are addressed, clarified, and corrected by a reader and amateur folklorist.