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Jena Brown

Jena is a freelance writer who considers reading an interactive sport. She can be lured out of her fictional worlds with offerings of coffee and literary conspiracy theories. In addition to writing, she blogs, and is obsessed with the bookstagram community. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two very bossy chihuahuas.

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6 Kurt Vonnegut Classics That Define Speculative Fiction

Vonnegut's works might be literary marvels, but they also helped to shape science fiction as we know it.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Should Read Based on Your Favorite Hobbit

We think these nine hobbits (and Harfoots) would sign off on some classic science fiction and fantasy novels.

How to Ask for Feedback on Your SFF Novel

Early readers are essential for improving your novel and making it the best story it can be. Here's how you can ask for feedback ... and what you should do once you get it.

Kat Howard on Fantasy Books With Unseen Worlds and A Sleight of Shadows

The author of An Unkindness of Magicians has returned with the conclusion to The Unseen Worlds Duology.

7 Must-Read Joe Abercrombie Books

Blood, betrayal, and brutal heroes await. 

9 of the Best Henchmen in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Sometimes, the bad guy's right-hand man can make a stronger impression than the actual villain.

How to Query Your Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel and Get Repped by a Literary Agent

A literary agent can help you sell your book to a major publishing house. These tips can help you sell yourself to agents.

12 Badass Sci-Fi and Fantasy Female Heroes Written by Women

These women can face down dark lords, aliens, and all sorts of evil to protect the ones they love.

Antiheroes in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Like Kaz Brekker From Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo's mastermind made his debut in Six of Crows and returns to Netflix in Season 2 of Shadow and Bone.

Shannon Chakraborty Breaks Down Her Writing Process and New Book, The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

Bestselling author Shannon Chakraborty debuts a new fantasy series set 1,000 years before The City of Brass.

9 Epic Fantasy Series With Expansive World-Building Like Malazan Book of the Fallen

World-building comes first in Malazan Book of the Fallen and these epic fantasy series.

Review: A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

The long-awaited prequel of The Priory of the Orange Tree stands on its own in Shannon's fantastic world history.

Tips and Resources for Writing Your First Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel

These books helped me learn about story structure, characterization, and the most important aspect of writing: persistence.

8 Dark Academia Fantasy Books Like Leigh Bardugo's 'Hell Bent'

If you devoured book two of Leigh Bardugo's Alex Stern series, these novels can help quench your craving for dark academia fantasy.

Cozy Fantasy Books to Curl Up With This Winter

Whether you're looking for a murder mystery or a heartwarming adventure to read around the fire, these cozy stories can help you forget about the cold.

11 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books With Expansive World-Building

These science fiction and fantasy books go beyond world-building: They build whole galaxies and multiverses with precise detail. 

8 Light Novels You Need to Read

Light novels and binge readers? The perfect match.

Octavia Butler's Final Work Will Suck You In

When Octavia Butler turned to vampires, she redefined science fiction yet again.