Science fiction & Fantasy

Discover new realms or travel to deep space with our science fiction and fantasy book articles and reading lists. Choose your next adventure from Octavia Butler, Patrick Rothfuss and other pioneering authors.

October 19, 2021
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time high fantasy series is epic in more ways than one. There are 14 novels where Jordan creates an imaginary magical world in immense detail and introduces thousands of good and evil characters.
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October 18, 2021
Considered the most prestigious literary award in science fiction, the Hugo Award is awarded annually to the best science fiction or fantasy book from the previous year. Explore our list of every Hugo Award winner for best science fiction and fantasy novel dating back to 1953.
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By Richard Davies
September 20, 2021
“He who controls the spice controls the universe.” The Dune universe began in 1965 when Frank Herbert published Dune and changed the science fiction genre forever. This bestselling novel won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965 and the 1966 Hugo Award, and launched an epic series.
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By Richard Davies
June 21, 2021
This was a virtually impossible task. Put together a list of 50 must-read science fiction books and don’t make anyone angry. See our list of the best science fiction books to read.
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June 21, 2021
If you haven't read any fantasy since The Hobbit in school, you might still think it's a genre for kids. Think again. This selection of recommended fantasy books runs the gamut - maybe it's time to discover fantasy all over again.
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By Jessica Doyle
June 21, 2021
In this list of the best dystopian novels, extreme cosmetic surgery is enforced, America breaks into a second Civil War, and animals rebel. Prepare to be disturbed, and utterly enthralled.
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By Beth Carswell
June 03, 2021
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series has been serialized for TV. An epic saga covering hundreds of years, readers experience the fall of a Galactic empire. Learn more about Asimov and the books that turned him into a science fiction legend.
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June 03, 2021
Fans of science fiction owe a great debt of gratitude to Ace Books. This pioneering publisher helped shape the genre by promoting influential authors and numerous important titles during the 1950s and 1960s.
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June 03, 2021
Ray Bradbury was a giant of American literature. The man just could not be stopped - in his 91 years of life and a career spanning over 70 years, he wrote nearly a dozen novels and somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 short stories.
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June 03, 2021
A Wrinkle in Time can be classified as science fiction or fantasy, or both. The plot includes something called a tesseract where space and time are folded together. Here's a selection of covers for our favorite children's story about the space-time continuum.
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