fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsLocus Online is hosting a poll to determine the best novels and short fiction of the 20th and 21st century. You have until the 30th to nominate your choices.

SF Signal hosts a great video from N.K. Jemisin talking about the significance of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawnthe first book in the Xenogenesis trilogy.

Sword and Laser’s Author’s Guide and Interview with Patrick Rothfuss.

Book recommendations to help you get over the pain of losing a favorite cancelled sci-fi TV show.

The Conan franchise is being resurrected, including Arthur Schwarzenegger in the starring role.

Warren Ellis gives his list of must read cyberpunk novels and comics. Seriously, I need to stop reading lists like this because then I feel that I am even further behind in my reading.

Free Stuff:

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International Speculative Fiction has released their first magazine, and you can download a pdf copy here for free.

The Book Smugglers are hosting a great giveaway of some fantasy books, including one of FanLit’s favorites, Patricia McKillip.


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.