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15 Of The Best Dystopian Novels to Add to Your TBR Immediately

In our current political climate, is it any surprise that the hunger for good dystopian novels doesn’t show signs of waning any time soon? Here are …

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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 30 best books to read this summer

Funny, moody, scary, fiery, canny, and bloody books<p>Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From …

Books to Read if You Love Greek or Roman Mythology

This list of books about Greek or Roman mythology is sponsored by Little, Brown and Company, publisher of <i>Circe</i> by Madeline Miller.In the house of …

Literature

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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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 …

A Hero Born by Jin Yong review – the gripping world of kung fu chivalry

Jin Yong is an unfamiliar name in the English-speaking world but a superstar in the Chinese-speaking one. Since his first novels were published in serial form in Hong Kong during the 1950s, Jin Yong – the pen name of Louis Cha Leung-yung – has become the most widely read Chinese writer alive. His …

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The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

Best new science fiction and fantasy this month

Best-selling authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell team up on <b>The Tangled Lands</b> (Saga), a rich and haunting novel that explores a world where magic is forbidden. Each of the book’s four interconnected tales is devastating in its own way, because the authors don’t let anyone get away clean. …

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6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Mecha Samurai Empire imagines that America lost WWII — also there are giant robots

Peter Tieryas on bringing ‘more realism to the mecha genre’<p>In 2016, Peter Tieryas published his debut novel <i>United States of Japan</i> which ended up on our best books of the year list for 2016. Tieryas has described the influence that Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Man in the High Castle</i> had on the book, in which …

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Science Fiction Short Stories to Read Online (And Where to Find Them)

We’re really in a second golden age of science fiction short stories, with multiple excellent outlets that not only publish these stories, but put …

Science Fiction

Kickstart Your Year in Reading with January's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Looking for something to jump-start your reading? I found a healthy armful of novels and short fiction titles that will do just that, including …

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The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

The 10 best comics of 2017

From lesbian loneliness to space explosions<p>2017 was a good year for comics. Creators young and old sent green shoots up through desiccated genres — everything from memoir to textbook to all-ages fantasy burst with talent this year. Kids continued to storm bookstores, libraries, and specialty comic …

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The 15 Best Comics of 2017

It’s been a wild year for comics—full of swirling, grand relaunches and controversial events, but more importantly, some damn good books. As ever, …

io9 Round Table: What We Loved and Hated About DC Comics: Rebirth

The much-heralded <i>DC Comics: Rebirth</i> comes out today, marking the beginning of a yet another new era for the publisher. Can it fix the malaise that’s …

Fiction From Japan, for the Old World and the New

<b>THE GREAT PASSAGE</b><br>By Shion Miura<br>Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter<br>212 pp. Amazon Crossing, paper, $10.99.<p>Translating a novel is a bold act: a willingness, despite all the ways we can misunderstand one another, to string a bridge of words from author to reader and trust that meaning will somehow …

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Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of September 2017

Looking for something to read? Here’s our guide to the best and biggest science-fiction and fantasy books of the month.<p><b>Featured:</b><p><i>The final volume of</i> …

27 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books to Read in September

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy …

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10 Fantasy Book Series That Could Rival Game of Thrones on TV

Game of Thrones might be our favorite fantasy show ever, but here are the 10 best fantasy series that could possibly be even better... • facebook …

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

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Best Books of 2017 : NPR

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15 science fiction and fantasy books to read this December

Space operas, fairy tales, and a whole bunch of trilogy-enders<p>We’ve reached the end of 2017, and it’s been quite the year for books. December tends to be the slow period of the publishing calendar, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting books hitting stores this month.<p>I’ve been …

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is science fiction. Genre writing has been exploring the possible futures of climate change for many years, …

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Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of December 2017

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>Soon to be seen in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic …