#science fiction

20 of the Best Science Fiction Books of All Time

The best science fiction books of all time push the envelope, show what could be, and make you question what’s possible, like The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu.

The Layer Cake of Science Fiction: A Sub-Genre Primer

Like our universe, the science fiction genre is constantly expanding. Here is a sampling of the seemingly endless list of its subgenres.

The Future Is Not Edible: the Future of Food According to Sci-Fi

Science fiction has a lot to say about where we'll be concerning things like technology, but what does it have to say about our food?

10 of the Best SFF Standalone Books

There is an enormous amount of SFF standalone books out there, and this list takes a look at 10 of the best ones you can read, including Black Water Sister.

Middle Grade Books About Time Loops…Middle Grade Books About Time Loops

Time-related shenanigans in books can make for quite the adventure, so it makes sense that a lot of middle grade books are about time loops!

The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books of All Time

The most influential sci-fi books of all time examine humanity’s longest-held hopes and deepest, most visceral fears, like Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee.

Reading Mecha Manga in Lockdown

The themes of self and other, of person vs machine, in mecha manga are engaging and thoughtful--even more so in our current times.

Cyberpunk: Everything You Did (And Maybe Didn’t) Want To Know

You best start believing in cyberpunk dystopias. You're practically living in one. Here's a critical analysis of the cyberpunk genre.

Who Was Mary Shelley? An Exploration of Her Life

Mary Shelley was an extraordinary woman who changed literary history, and her biography is as astonishing and original as her novels.

A Guide to Conquering Your Demons With 5 Mathematical Sci-Fi Books

These mathematical science fiction books use mathematics in world-building to advance the plot and build characters.