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Joel Cunningham is the founding editor of the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. He lives in New York City with his wife and two 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.

Author Derek Künsken Explores Our Transhuman Future

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Author Derek Künsken Explores Our Transhuman Future

The creative process has been famously described as the leaves of ideas and stories falling and composting in the mind, where after some years, new shoots...
B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: November 2019

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

This month in SFF, comics, and manga bestseller news at Barnes & Noble: Our hardcover bestseller list for November includes a surprising title at...
Epic Endings: James Islington & Evan Winter on Perfect Titles, Finding Your Fans, and Wrapping a Trilogy

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Epic Endings: James Islington & Evan Winter on Perfect Titles, Finding Your Fans, and Wrapping a Trilogy

This past summer, we celebrated Orbit Books release of Evan Winter’s The Rage of Dragons—originally self-published, the book was picked up for...
Revealing a Truly Epic Debut Fantasy: Next Summer, Journey to The Kingdom of Liars

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Revealing a Truly Epic Debut Fantasy: Next Summer, Journey to The Kingdom of Liars

There’s nothing quite like an epic fantasy debut: that first taste of the expansive imagination of a new author aching to show you a world that has...
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Announcing The Midnight Bargain, the Next Book from C.L. Polk, Author of the World Fantasy Award-Winning Witchmark

C.L. Polk’s Witchmark is one of the most delightful debut fantasy novels to come along in years. Set in an imagined country bearing a striking...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Mythpunk, Awakened Dragons, and a Nanotech Fog

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Mythpunk, Awakened Dragons, and a Nanotech Fog

Stone Clock, by Andrew Bannister The third volume of Andrew Bannister’s Spin series wraps up the trilogy with a novel of thrilling scope. A hundred...
Announcing The Book of Dragons, a Fiery New Fantasy Anthology

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Announcing The Book of Dragons, a Fiery New Fantasy Anthology

Who doesn’t love dragons? From ancient legends to modern epics, these massive beasts are a foundational part of fantasy lore—and today, we’re...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Slave Rebellions, Magical Armor, and a Shapeshifting Starship

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Slave Rebellions, Magical Armor, and a Shapeshifting Starship

Queen of the Conquered, by Kacen Callender  Kacen Callender’s first novel for adults (they have previously published books for younger readers) focuses...
See the Cover and Read the First Chapter of Out of Body, a New Novella from World Fantasy Award-Winner Jeffrey Ford

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See the Cover and Read the First Chapter of Out of Body, a New Novella from World Fantasy Award-Winner Jeffrey Ford

World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford is acclaimed for his novels and series—we’ll tell anyone who asks (and plenty who don’t) that...
This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: American SF Classics, Fallen Heroes, and Living Puppets

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This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: American SF Classics, Fallen Heroes, and Living Puppets

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels, 1960-1966, edited by Gary K. Wolfe The Library of America continues to build out its collection of science...
B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: October 2019

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

This month in SFF, comics, and manga bestseller news at Barnes & Noble: Nothing propels readers into the bookstore quite like a long-awaited fantasy...
The Sisters of the Vast Black A Mission to the Stars

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The Sisters of the Vast Black A Mission to the Stars

The Order of Saint Rita aboard the living spaceship Our Lady of Impossible Constellations has one objective: to do as much good throughout the outer...

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