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The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

The Winners of the 2017 Nebula Awards Will Leave You Shaken

Another year of our Blogging the Nebulas review series came to an end tonight as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America handed out awards …

Science Fiction

Announcing the 2017 Nebula Awards Winners!

Presented in May 2018, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the <b>2017 Nebula Awards winners</b>, as well as the …

Science Fiction

10 Great Dinosaur Books, Fact and Fiction

Before we get into all of the dinosaur fiction, I’d like to direct your attention to Steve Brusatte’s great new non-fiction title, <i>The Rise and Fall</i> …

Paleontology

13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From classics to indies and picks from around the world<p>Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag.<p>Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed …

Science Fiction

People slept on Syfy’s The Expanse, and now it’s canceled

Syfy does a hard burn away, but streaming services may show up for salvage rights<p><i>The Expanse</i>, a spacefaring drama that first premiered in 2015, is being set adrift. Syfy has declined to renew the series, the network confirmed to Deadline last night. That means the show’s third season, which is …

Science Fiction

5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Adventures to Go On This Summer

Here are some of the science fiction and fantasy books we're most excited to read this summer. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr <br>Feature Den of Geek …

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9 sci-fi and fantasy books to read in May

Only Human - Sylvain Neuvel (May 1, Del Rey)<p>It’s hard to exaggerate just how good Sylvain Neuvel’s out-of-nowhere sci-fi novel <i>Sleeping Giants</i> was. It …

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Best science fiction and fantasy books out this month

R.F. Kuang’s debut novel, <b>The Poppy War</b> (Harper Voyager), is a study in every kind of violence. The humor is a bitter laugh, the lessons bruising. The first in a planned trilogy, it spans several years in the life of Rin, a dark-skinned orphan studying in secret so she can test into the most elite …

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18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

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The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of May 2018

Travels in Ice Age America<p>From the author of <i>Apocalyptic Planet</i> comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first …

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Best Horror Movies On Netflix That You Probably Missed: ‘Baskin’ Is A Must-Watch Shock-Fest

Review of the 2016 Turkish film ‘Baskin,’ and how it successfully mixes several horror genres into one scary ride.<p>Some of the best horror movies …

Horror

Michelle McNamara Died Pursuing the Golden State Killer. Her Husband, Patton Oswalt, Has Questions for Him.

On Tuesday night, the comedian Patton Oswalt was in Chicago at an event to promote “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” a chilling true crime book about the Golden State Killer, who committed a string of unsolved rapes and murders in California in the 1970s and ’80s.<p>Mr. Oswalt told the crowd that he …

Before Mars includes some psychological thriller elements in its sci-fi

Even if you haven’t read the other Planetfall books by Emma Newman, there’s a lot to appreciate in Before Mars, including its thriller aspects.<p>It’s …

This Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: A Han and Lando Heist, an Orcamancer Comes to Town, and Madness and Conspiracy on Mars

<b>The City of Lost Fortunes, by Bryan Camp</b> In Camp’s debut, New Orleans is a city filled with magic, gods, and demi-gods—like Jude Dubuisson. Once a …

The Creators of Westworld Head to Amazon With New Scifi Series The Peripheral

<i>Westworld</i> creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan can’t get enough of killer games and multiple timelines. The pair will create a show for Amazon called</i> …

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

<b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF website io9. It’s 2144 and in a hi-tech, down-at-heel US – a hybrid of <i>Blade Runner</i> and William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy – “Jack” Chen manufactures illegal drugs for the poor. She also …

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The Fall of Gondolin, 'new' JRR Tolkien book, to be published in 2018

JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called “the first real story” of Middle-earth, will be published in August.<p>The Fall of Gondolin will be the second “new” Tolkien work to be released in two years, …

Literature

C.A. Higgins Shares 5 Books She’d Love to Read Again (For the First Time)

Some stories are best enjoyed by going into them blind. Cixin Liu’s <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> is excellent even if you go in fully aware, but I wish I …

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Don't Miss These 22 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Coming Out in April

Your reading time is short enough without having to sift through hundreds of new book releases every month to find something good to read. So let me …

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This Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Beating Back Ragnarok, Living Inside of Fiction, and the Year's Best Short Stories

<b>The Night Dahlia, by R.S. Belcher</b><br>R.S. Belcher continues the contemporary fantasy noir series begun with last year’s <i>Nightwise</i>, in which we first …

Sci-Fi and Fantasy books that should be made into TV shows

We have been seeing some stunning TV shows based on fantasy and science fiction books, but there is a lot of untapped potential out there. Here we …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

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Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a time-travel adventure full to the brim with ideas

A sharp, optimistic time travel adventure<p>Time travel is a classic trope in science fiction, posing questions about fixing the past, paradoxes, or simply spectating in a time long before your own. In her new book, <i>Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach</i>, author Kelly Robson spins out a fantastic story …

50 Science Fiction Essentials Written by Women

This month we celebrate women’s history—and today, women’s <i>future</i> history. What better way to highlight the amazing contributions women have made to …