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Joel Cunningham is the founding editor of the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog and an editor of B&N Reads. He lives in New York City with his wife and children, despite the fact that this is a thing no sane person would choose to do. You can find him neglecting his Twitter account @joelevard.

This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: An Indian Epic, a Return to the Prequel Era, and an Unforgettable Book No One Remembers

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: An Indian Epic, a Return to the Prequel Era, and an Unforgettable Book No One Remembers

Upon a Burning Throne, by Ashok K. Banker Ashok Banker is a huge bestseller in his native India, and is making his U.S. debut with this ambitious epic...
Paul Cornell Returns to a Strange Supernatural English Suburb as The Lights Go Out in Lychford

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Paul Cornell Returns to a Strange Supernatural English Suburb as The Lights Go Out in Lychford

This November, Paul Cornell returns to the “suburban fantasy” of the Lychford series, one of the most delightful and delightfully dark locales...
B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: March 2019

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B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: March 2019

At the end of each month, we share lists of B&N’s current bestsellers in the genre, from new hardbacks, to trade paperbacks, to mass markets and...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Evil Cell Phones, Assassin Nuns, and Game of Thrones Meets Home Alone

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Evil Cell Phones, Assassin Nuns, and Game of Thrones Meets Home Alone

Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell, by Nathan Ballingrud Nathan Ballingrud has made a name for himself as a writer of disturbing short fiction,...
Announcing The New Voices of Science Fiction, an Essential Anthology of the Future

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Announcing The New Voices of Science Fiction, an Essential Anthology of the Future

In 2017, Tachyon Publications and editors Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman released The New Voices of Fantasy, an anthology of some of the most exciting...
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Catherynne Valente Is Writing a Sequel to Space Opera. Yes, it Is Called Space Oddity

It was the book so preposterous, so frenetic, so wild and word-drunk, that only Catherynne M. Valente could’ve written it: Space Opera, the...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Dangerous Knowledge, Sci-Fi Horror, and Nanotech Invention

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Dangerous Knowledge, Sci-Fi Horror, and Nanotech Invention

The War Within, by Stephen R. Donaldson  The much longer sequel to The Seventh Decimate greatly expands this new series from the author of The Chronicles...
The Strange and Familiar Nominees for the 2019 Hugo Awards

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The Strange and Familiar Nominees for the 2019 Hugo Awards

The nominees for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced this morning via streaming webcast straight from Dublin, Ireland, home of the 77th annual World...
Go Down the Rabbit Hole with Wonderland, an Anthology Inspired by Lewis Carroll

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Go Down the Rabbit Hole with Wonderland, an Anthology Inspired by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been sequelized, reimagined, remixed, and riffed upon many times in the century and a half...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: The Expanse Expands, an Intergalactic Empire Falters, and a Killer Stalks a Fantasy City

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: The Expanse Expands, an Intergalactic Empire Falters, and a Killer Stalks a Fantasy City

Tiamat’s Wrath, by James S.A. Corey The eighth book in The Expanse book arrives just as excitement over the continuing television adaptation of the...
8 Novels That Reexamine Literature from the Margins, by Katharine Duckett

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8 Novels That Reexamine Literature from the Margins, by Katharine Duckett

Today we are joined by the author Katharine Duckett, who discusses novels that reimagine landmark works of literature from the prospective of the...
Crafting a Fantasy Saga in Just Two Books, by Rati Mehrotra

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Crafting a Fantasy Saga in Just Two Books, by Rati Mehrotra

Rati Mehrotra is the author of Asiana fantasy duology—yes, duology; while the trilogy is unquestionably the norm in sci-fi and fantasy publishing these...

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