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.
Author Banned From Attending WorldCon
A sci-fi author has been banned from WorldCon for declaring his intentions to break the con's Code of Conduct.
Dystopian Literature You Need to Survive the End of the World
Dystopian literature might be the only thing that saves us from the incoming apocalypse. Get prepare with these reads!
Tropes and Taverns, Oh My!
The the trope of the tavern in fantasy novels (and beyond).
Science Fiction Short Stories to Read Online (And Where to Find Them)
A wealth of excellent outlets that not only publish science fiction short stories, but put them online for free, and a few good stories to get you started.
Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre
This is a beginner's guide to hard science fiction: a genre that explores the depths of the galaxy while remaining true to science at its core.
Tell Us Your Favorite Books and We’ll Tell You Your Hogwarts House
Tell us your favorite books and we'll tell you what Hogwarts house to call your own. Take the quiz to find out which Common Room is right for you!
Book Adaptations We Want Taika Waititi to Direct
Taika Waititi can basically write his own directorial ticket right now. Here are some book adaptations we'd love to see him take on.
Ernest Cline is Writing a READY PLAYER ONE Sequel
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, said he is working on a sequel to the book, which is being adapted to the big screen by Steven Spielberg.
7 Intersectional Fairy Tale Retellings
Seven intersectional fairy tale retellings featuring princesses of color and LGBT relationships.
A Love Letter to Newt Scamander for Destroying Gender Roles
Newt Scamander deserves the world for proving that heroes can be sweet, emotional, and avoid violence to defeat their enemies.
What To Drink When Reading BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor
My recommendations for what to drink when reading Hugo Award winning novella Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.
In Defense of a New Lord of the Rings Series
Books are meant for sprawling television adaptations rather than short, two-hour films. That's why I was excited for Amazon's new Lord of the Rings series.
200+ Speculative Fiction Recommendations by Authors of Color
Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia asked for speculative fiction books written by people of color who are NOT Octavia Butler, and got over 200 answers!
14 Dark Fantasy Books to Read and Explore on Long, Cold Nights
Interested in reading more dark fantasy books? Vernieda offers up a list of novels to check out--including some lesser known ones!
100 Must Reads of Magical Realism
Here are 100 magical realism must-reads and diverse recommendations, from novels to short story collections.