#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.

3 Great Western-Inspired YA Fantasy Novels

Discover three Western YA fantasy books that combine fantasy elements with Weird West settings.

10 Books With Our Favorite Fictional Knights

These aren't your average knights in shining armor--these are some of the best fictional knights, featured in these thrilling stories.

Get Spellbound By These Magical Medieval Fantasy Books

Explore castles, embark on adventuresome quests, and save the day with the characters in these magical medieval fantasy books.

5 Dystopian Reads That Remind Us Things Could Be Worse

Things are bad right now, but this list of dystopian books might offer some relief by reminding us that things could be worse.

Bitpunk Books: Your Guide to this ’80s-Tastic Genre

Similar to cyberpunk with an 80s flair, this guide will help you learn more about this genre and find books in the bitpunk genre.

Quiz: Which Hogwarts Professor From Harry Potter Are You?

Answer eleven questions about the Harry Potter books and the wizarding world to discover which of the Hogwarts Professors you are most like.

10 High Fantasy Novels By Women

These high fantasy novels by women offer stories that challenge the notion of the damsel in distress, wise woman, and lover with complex women characters.

Cover Reveal: ON FRAGILE WAVES By E. Lily Yu

Check out the cover for E. Lily Yu's debut novel of magic and migration, ON FRAGILE WAVES.

20 Must-Read Feel-Good Science Fiction Books

These 20 feel-good science fiction books will suit different tastes and moods, but they’re all comfort food of some variety.

How Horror and Erotica Intertwine in Angela Carter’s Feminist Fairytales

THE BLOODY CHAMBER is worth deep analysis. Despite their fantasy elements, Angela Carter’s erotic feminist fairy tales are far from escapist.

The Horror and Speculative Fiction I’ve Been Reading To Distract Myself from IRL Horrors

The horror-tinged reading one Rioter has found to be calming during the pandemic.

10 Lovely Fantasies to Remind You There’s Beauty in the World

Find some solace in these lovely fantasy books that'll transport you to wholly new worlds.

8 Great Portal Fantasies for YA Readers

Escape this world and enter a different one with these great portal fantasies for YA readers.

2020 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The 2020 Hugo Award finalists have been announced.

20 Must-Read Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Story Collections

Add some of the best fantastic, ambiguous, twisting, mysterious, and world-bending SFF short story collections out there right now to your TBR.