The Most Unusual Alternate History Novels Ever Published

Tired of alternate history books where the Axis won World War II, or the South won the Civil War? Luckily for you, there are a ton of allohistories that pick more obscure and interesting points of divergence. Here are 15 alt-history books (or series) that break the mold. » 2/07/14 12:30pm 2/07/14 12:30pm

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 hell-spawn" … » 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 our … » 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

June Books Bring Space Opera, Angry Robots, and a Zombie Coming-of-Age …

Looking for something to stick in the beach bag? This month brings new novels by Jacqueline Carey and Laurell K. Hamilton, plus zombies, vampires, robots, and some levitating kids. » 6/09/11 10:56am 6/09/11 10:56am

The Books We Can't Wait For This Spring

From the new China Mieville to the latest Cherie Priest, from quantum burglars to reworked fairy tales, here's what you'll be reading this spring. We've picked out the most exciting new books from the next few months' science fiction/fantasy releases. » 2/24/11 2:00pm 2/24/11 2:00pm

Steampunk Brothel Spies And Million-Year Quests, In June Books

Whether you want a fun beach read or a sweeping philosophical epic, June's books have you covered. You can encounter witches in Toronto and killer courtesans, or you can delve into America's dismal future, or Alastair Reynolds' eon-spanning colonization saga. » 6/26/09 3:00pm 6/26/09 3:00pm