10 Great Stories About Epic Power Struggles

By Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders. This weekend sees the return of Game of Thrones, and once again we'll be watching the nobles of Westeros slaughtering and betraying each other. But George R.R. Martin isn't the only terrific author to capture the huge sweep of battles over power and glory. Here are 10… » 3/29/13 10:00am 3/29/13 10:00am

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in October!

October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother » 10/02/12 3:54pm 10/02/12 3:54pm

The best new fantasy book series from Jacqueline Carey in years

Over a decade ago, Jaqueline Carey took the fantasy book world by storm with her dark, sexy Kushiel series about a superspy prostitute named Phedre who has masochism magic powers. And now Carey's back with a new series that is just as sexy and complex, but lighter in tone. Dark Currents is about a "reluctant… » 10/01/12 4:23pm 10/01/12 4:23pm

This Fall's Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

What do science fiction and fantasy books have in store for you this fall? There are new fantasy series by Tad Williams and Jacqueline Carey. A brand new Culture novel by Iain M. Banks. Collaborations between Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, and Larry Niven and Gregory Benford. A classic Gene Wolfe novel. A massive… » 8/23/12 1:57pm 8/23/12 1:57pm

10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read

Fantasy novels don't arise by magic. An aspiring fantasy author has to learn the craft, but also discover the roots of fantasy literature, as well as history and mythology. The more you've read, the more you know — and the better equipped you'll be for your journey into the lands of imagination. So we asked some of… » 3/29/12 10:01am 3/29/12 10:01am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Series That Started Out as Trilogies

Star Wars isn't the only universe that started out as a tight little trilogy and then expanded to include more installments and added adventures. Plenty of authors start out intending to write just three books... and then wind up with a sprawling 12-book series, with no end in sight. » 3/22/12 3:32pm 3/22/12 3:32pm

In Naamah's Blessing, tantric sex comes to the New World

The ninth novel in Jacqueline Carey's D'Angeline series, Naamah's Blessing, is set over a century after the events of the incredible trilogy that began with Kushiel's Dart. Her alternate history Europe has entered the early Renaissance period, and our supernatural heroine Moirin — half-Maghuin-Dhonn druid,… » 5/30/11 1:26pm 5/30/11 1:26pm