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

Summer movie season is pretty much over — but books are just getting started. This month's books include bracing space opera, poignant magical realism, dark subversive futures, epic fantasy. And most of all, lots and lots of mind-blowing action. Here are all the books you can't afford to sleep on in August. » 8/01/13 1:36pm 8/01/13 1:36pm

The Greatest Scenes Where Epic Heroes Ask a Random Priest for Advice

Of all the random bits in Man of Steel, one of the randomest was the scene where Supes asks a man of the cloth what a man of the cape should do. In fact, the "Ask a Priest" scene is a staple of science fiction and fantasy. Here are our favorite moments where someone consults a priest, and gets some mostly nonsensical… » 6/21/13 1:00pm 6/21/13 1:00pm

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to find … » 1/02/13 10:20am 1/02/13 10:20am

Napoleonic Dragons and Post-Apocalyptic Survivors Like You've Never…

A Paris gallery, Galerie Daniel Maghen, has an amazing exhibit of art inspired by great books — including a number of fantasy and science fiction classics. Behold some amazing takes on Naomi Novik's Temeraire books, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and Robert E. Howard's Conan. » 7/11/12 2:30pm 7/11/12 2:30pm

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Ask Naomi Novik anything you want about His Majesty's Dragon

In April, the io9 Book Club read Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon, the first novel in the Temeraire series (the seventh novel, Crucible of Gold, just came out). Now Novik is coming to answer your questions about the book tomorrow, April 27. » 4/26/12 2:14pm 4/26/12 2:14pm

The io9 Book Club Is in Session! Let's talk about His Majesty's Dragon.

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In April, we read Naomi Novik's Her Majesty's Dragon. It's the first novel in her Temeraire series — the latest, Crucible of Gold, just came out. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! » 4/24/12 10:15am 4/24/12 10:15am

In the latest Temeraire novel, there are dragons among the Inca

Behold the book trailer for Crucible of Gold, the latest novel in Naomi Novik's addictive Temeraire series about how dragon-enhanced aerial forces would have changed the course of the Napoleonic Wars. Dragon warfare has prevented Europe from colonizing other nations the same way they did in our timeline. In this… » 3/05/12 11:15am 3/05/12 11:15am