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.
25 Must-Read Dystopian Short Stories
Sure, we're living in a dystopia right now, but these 25 must-read dystopian short stories should inspire anyone to rebellion. And many of them are free.
5 Reasons to Start a Dungeons & Dragons Club in Your Library
On why starting a Dungeons & Dragons club in your library is a great way to bring in new faces and have a lot of fun in the process.
10 Great Science Fiction Trope Tees on Etsy
Take these t-shirts to your leader. Science fiction trope tees for every reader.
7 Fairy Tale Retellings to Read If You Miss ONCE UPON A TIME
Has the end of the fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME left a hole in your heart? Fill that hole with these seven fairy tale retellings.
Neal Shusterman on World Building
NYT Best-selling author Neal Shusterman offers his advice on world building to budding authors.
21 Memorable A WRINKLE IN TIME Quotes
21 of the best A Wrinkle in Time Quotes
When Your Favorite Fantasy Book Series Comes to an End
A reader on discovering the works of N.K. Jemisin and Myke Cole, and following their fantasy book series all the way to the end.
5 Books About the End of the World
Apocalypse and post-apocalypse novels about the end of the world.
9 Sci-Fi Books to Read If You Miss Doctor Who
New and recent sci-fi books to get you through the Doctor Who hiatus.
Fantasy, Folklore, and Sentient Animals: The Perfect Recipe for Winter Reading
Deep, introspective fantasy with hints of folklore and myth with sentient animals as either the main character or as a significant supporting character.
Fictional Magical Objects We Wish We’d Gotten for the Holidays
We'll just be over here, waiting for our Time Turner.
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).