2022 B&N Speculative Fiction Book Award

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Babel: Or, The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution (B&N Speculative Fiction Book Award Winner)

by R. F. Kuang

Babel: Or, The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution (B&N Speculative Fiction Book Award Winner)

by R. F. Kuang

Barnes & Noble is proud to present the inaugural Speculative Fiction Book Award to R. F. Kuang's Babel, a dark academia standalone that's smart, witty and terrifying—the type of book you can't stop reading and can't stop recommending!

This Month's Pick: A River Enchanted

With unforgettable characters, a fast-paced plot, and compelling world building, A River Enchanted is a stirring story of duty, love, and the power of true partnership, and marks Rebecca Ross’s brilliant entry on the adult fantasy stage.

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With unforgettable characters, a fast-paced plot, and compelling world building, A River Enchanted is a stirring story of duty, love, and the power of true partnership, and marks Rebecca Ross’s brilliant entry on the adult fantasy stage.

Check out our previous Speculative Fiction Monthly Picks for more great reading.

Speculative Fiction Book of the Year 2021

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Under the Whispering Door (B&N Speculative Fiction Book of the Year)

by TJ Klune

Under the Whispering Door (B&N Speculative Fiction Book of the Year)

by TJ Klune

By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune's signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy.