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.
Books to Read While You Wait for The Last Jedi
Excited about The Last Jedi? Here's what to read until the movie comes out.
Book Recommendations for the Crew of the Original Star Trek Enterprise
What the crew of the Star Trek Enterprise (the original one!) would read.
Speculative Fiction in Translation: Czech Republic
Science fiction and fantasy from Czech authors, translated into English!
First Trailer for Jeff VanderMeer’s ANNIHILATION Adaptation
Check out the first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer, starring Natalie Portman!
The Lack of Black Characters in Time-Travel Romance
A reader on the dearth of black characters in time-travel romance, and on the problem of time travel fiction specific to the black experience.
Inspirational Harry Potter Quotes for When You Need a Pick Me Up
I certainly do, and inspirational Harry Potter quotes are one of my go-to for a cheer up. Here are favorite and most inspiring quotes from the books.
What SFF Taught Me About Queer Family Making
"I saw the kind of family I wanted in those spaceship crews and communal dinning halls."
Speculative Fiction on Tap: Revenge of the SF
We're back with more book and beer pairings, and this time we're taking on speculative fiction, assigning excellent craft beer with equally excellent books.
Speculative Fiction in Translation: China
Excellent Chinese speculative fiction, available in English.
7 Books for When You Wouldn’t Mind Screwing Up Time Travel and Creating an Alternate Timeline
Did some fool time travel and step on a butterfly, putting us in this messed up reality? Because these books have shown us alternate timelines can happen.
Hugo Awards Rules 2017: The Wonkening
A nitty gritty (and wonky) explanation of the new rules for the Hugo Awards nomination process and prizes.
7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups
7 dark fairytale reads for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might be even more disturbing.
Dreamcast: N.K. Jemisin’s THE FIFTH SEASON
N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season is coming to TV, and here's who we'd love to see cast.
Library of America Recognizes Ursula K. Le Guin (and Science Fiction)
Library of America is issuing a collection of the works of Ursula Le Guin--here's why it matters for the genre.