Books

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.

Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, and Writing Black Futures

How are these subgenres defined, and what is their history?

Tune Into an NPR Throughline Episode on Octavia Butler, This Thursday the 18th

And get a sneak peek now from Throughline co-host Ramtin Arablouei!

Everything We Know About the Children of Blood and Bone Movie So Far

The West African-inspired epic fantasy is backed by top-notch creatives.

8 Mind-Bending Biopunk Books

These compelling reads form the DNA of this sci-fi subgenre. 

From Xanth and Beyond: 18 Piers Anthony Books

The author of the long-running Xanth series isn't afraid to be quirky, dark—or a little controversial.

Read an Excerpt From Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler's Transformative Novel

Butler's beloved book continues to resonate after nearly 30 years. 

Author Talk: Mike Chen & Natalie Zina Walschots Unmask the Elusive Superhero Novel

The We Could Be Heroes author and Hench scribe discuss their shared love for superheroes. 

Interview: Melissa Albert on Writing in the Blank Space After the 'Happy Ending'

The Hazel Woods author teases the "glitter and blood" readers can expect from her new book.