Science Fiction + Fantasy

Jack McDevitt on “Thunderbird” and the Uncertain Effects of Far-Future Technology

After almost ten years, science fiction author Jack McDevitt returns to the world he created in his speculative novel Ancient Shores. Here, McDevitt talks about the potential effects of discovering an advanced technology as well as why he decided to...

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2015

What an excellent year for sci-fi and fantasy! Veteran writers pulled out all the stops, and dazzlingly talented debut authors added imaginative new characters and worlds to this tough-to-impress genre. Whether you’re looking for a book for yourself or for a friend, here are the Amazon Book editors' selections of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year.

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You Can't Win, Darth: A Remembrance of Things Past

Return to the time when Darth Vader's true identity was somehow not obvious, and back yards everywhere were strewn with the debris of homemade lightsabers.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of December

Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, hard SF, and [insert happy Wookiee hoot] Star Wars... See what the Amazon Books editors have selected as the best science fiction and fantasy of December.

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Binge-Read or Binge-Watch: "The Man in the High Castle"

I almost always think it’s better to read a book before seeing the movie or TV show based on the book, but in the case of the Philip K. Dick's dystopian masterpiece, The Man in the High Castle, the timing doesn’t matter.

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The Long Odyssey from Book to Screen for Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle”

Philip K. Dick’s daughter and show executive producer Isa Dick Hackett talks with the Amazon Book Review about the nine-year struggle to get the show made, fans’ reactions to the pilot episode, and the differences that readers can expect between book and show.

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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100SFF-Readers have spoken

The Readers Have Spoken: 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime

Last month, the Amazon Books editors selected 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime. This month, we reveal the Readers' Picks--the books that you, the reader, said should be included on this list.

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World Fantasy Award

And the World Fantasy Award Winners Are...

The World Fantasy Convention announced their awards for the best fantasy works published in 2014. A strong field of contenders vied for the top spot, with Bone Clocks by David Mitchell coming out on top as best novel.

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The Traitor Baru Cormorant

How Seth Dickinson Built the Epic Fantasy World of Baru Cormorant

Author Seth Dickinson reveals to the Amazon Book Review how he designed the epic fantasy empire that his main character, Baru Cormorant, is fighting to destroy.

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