#science fiction

Show Me The Matriarchy

One Rioter reflects on her recent love for the matriarchal society shown in Kate Elliott's COURT OF FIVES, and offers a list of further SFF matriarchies.

Parenthood in Science Fiction and Fantasy: a 2017 Trend?

Babies, pregnancy, and parenthood are featuring frequently in this year's SFF. Is it enough to make it a trend?

Books for Your Post-Blade Runner 2049 Cyberpunk Fix

Looking for gritty, high tech sci-fi full of cybernetics, AI, and virtual reality? Check out these 10 books.

3 Endings and 1 Beginning: Bill Spinester’s ARIEL 51 Webcomic

As I mourn the ending of three favorite webcomics, Bill Spinester's ARIEL 51 promises to fulfill my need for weird science fiction graphic narrative.

3 On A YA Theme: Aliens

YA is out of this world for aliens.

Science Fiction Short Story Collections by Authors of Color

Many genre authors from marginalized backgrounds get their start in short fiction. Check out these amazing short story collections by authors of color.

Discovering Octavia Butler’s FLEDGLING And Rediscovering Genre Fiction

One reader on how discovering Octavia Butler's FLEDGLING changed her reading life.

5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines You Should Be Reading

5 Science Fiction and Fantasy magazines that will add promising new writers, innovative storytelling, and new viewpoints to your reading.

Special Prosecutors: Science-Fiction and Fantasy Edition

It's time to pick a Special Prosecutor. Here are six picks from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. Evil doers, beware.

10 Books for Gravity Falls Fans

Ten weird and wonderful coming-of-age stories for fans of the dearly beloved and departed coming of age cartoon Gravity Falls.

Spider Jerusalem Is The Hero I Need Right Now

Spider Jerusalem is a truth-telling, badass journalist in an era of political corruption.

Books To Read If You Loved ARRIVAL

Books for science fiction fans that just want to chat with a heptapod

100 Must-Read Books About Space

In this list of must-read books about space, you have space opera epics and hard science favorites. But, you'll also find some new and overlooked classics.

20 SFF Reads To Get You Through the 5 Stages of Grief

In the face of immeasurable sorrow, one Rioter offers twenty SFF reads to help you make your way through the stages of grief.

Remembering Sheri S. Tepper: An Unsung Genre Giant

Sheri S. Tepper passed away on October 22 at the age of 87. One Rioter remembers an under-appreciated master of genre fiction.