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.
Daydreaming is good for you! If you're out of practice, though, here are great books to help you daydream.
Try these slow sci-fi stories that put more weight on character moments and concepts, giving the reader more time to explore a single part of a strange new world–including The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.
C.J. Cherryh books can be a bit intimidating to get started with--she's written over 80! Here's some entry points to aim yourself at.
How Redwall became one reader's first lesson in liking problematic things, and how its damaging tropes drove them away from the series.
Middle grade books in SPAAAAACE! Check out some middle grade science fiction comics set in space, including On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden.
Take a break from reality and escape to strange and fantastic world with these immersive SFF audiobooks available to read right now.
Recognizing Australian SFF and horror, peep the 2020 Aurealis awards finalists in the best science fiction and fantasy novel categories.
Fantasy map generators are great tools for both RPG players and storytellers in general. Here's a list of 10 great map generators you can use.
Explore the stars and vicariously live out your wildest childhood astronaut dreams with 20 must-read spacefaring comics and graphic novels, including Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer and Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
How one reader chased the perfect book encounter on a quest for The Book, and how it reflected a deeper search for specialness.