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Passionate about great sci-fi and fantasy books? Join us on an epic quest for the greatest reads and best authors of all time, from classic books to new releases.

8 Books to Read As We Await the Return of “Westworld”

8 Books to Read As We Await the Return of “Westworld”

Here are eight books to fill your void for violent Westerns, self-aware androids, and general epic entertainment.

10 Transformative Fantasy Books About Shapeshifters

Werewolves, dragons, and cats are only a few of the animals taking shape in these top-notch fantasy books.

Re-Read: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Lou J. Berger re-reads "The Forever War" for the first time since he was a child, and has a very different take on the horrors of war as an adult.

11 Books Like “A Monster Calls”

11 Books Like “A Monster Calls”

In these fantasy books, good can be found even in the darkest of times.

What If You Were Kidnapped as War Threatened Your Kingdom?

In Patricia C. Wrede's Shadow Magic, dark wizards awaken the Shadow-Born and the Lithmern kidnap Princess Alethia as they make plans to invade her home.

Author Kendare Blake on Why Horror Seems to Follow Her

Author Kendare Blake on Why Horror Seems to Follow Her

Young adult author Kendare Blake isn’t afraid to tackle horrific themes—in fact, she’s drawn to them.

First Read: “Way Station,” by Clifford D. Simak

First Read: “Way Station,” by Clifford D. Simak

Seasoned sci-fi and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell dives into Clifford Simak's award winning, out-of-this-world read for the very first time.

BFFs Over BFs: Author Naomi Novik on the Importance of Female Friendship in YA

BFFs Over BFs: Author Naomi Novik on the Importance of Female Friendship in YA

Novik emphasizes friendship and community instead of romance in her novel, “Uprooted.”

Geek TV’s Stars and Writers Share the Books That Inspire Them

Geek TV’s Stars and Writers Share the Books That Inspire Them

Ever wonder how Lucy Lawless prepares for her roles? Look no further than your bookshelf.

8 Unlikely Heroes Who Shaped the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Genres

These underdogs didn't just save their own worlds – they changed the history of the genre.

“Star Wars” Author Chuck Wendig Talks Creating New Stories Within the Universe

Dedicated "Star Wars" fans are always hungry for more details about their favorite fictitious world. But just where will Wendig take them?

5 Technologies from Science Fiction That Could Be Awesome in Real Life

5 Technologies from Science Fiction That Could Be Awesome in Real Life

We wish these were part of our reality, and a little less fictional.

8 YA Fantasy Novels to Look Out For This Fall

8 YA Fantasy Novels to Look Out For This Fall

Coming of age is tough. Try doing it in a world with problems bigger than any you can imagine.

8 Fictional Modes of Transport Way Better Than Taking the Bus

8 Fictional Modes of Transport Way Better Than Taking the Bus

You’ll never need to race for a subway seat again.

8 Weird and Wonderful Fantasy Books for Tim Burton Fans

If you've seen all of his movies and need more, or if you're just looking for a Burton-inspired read, we've got you covered.

What if Women Disappeared from the Earth?

What if Women Disappeared from the Earth?

On a Tuesday afternoon in February, the world suddenly shifts, trapping all women on a different plane—forcing them to live apart from the men who are left behind.

Re-Read: Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's Black Swan, White Raven

Speculative fiction writer K. Tempest Bradford looks back at this anthology of feminist fairy tale retellings.