• The cover of the book Windhaven


    Before Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin and fellow author Lisa Tuttle earned plenty of acclaim with their novel Windhaven. It tells the story of a society where pockets of civilization use gliders for transportation, and the conflicts that emerge there. Now it’s been adapted as a graphic novel, bringing its story to a new audience. —Tobias Carroll

  • The cover of the book OtherEarth


    Jason Segel might be best known as Marshall on How I Met Your Mother, but he’s also an accomplished writer; OtherEarth is the second book in a sci-fi trilogy he’s co-written with Kirsten Miller. Simon followed his best friend, Kat, into a VR world when she was near death, and they uncovered secrets there that endangered their lives. Now, Simon and Kat must fight to save two worlds—the real one, and the virtual one that a corporation wants to destroy. —Swapna Krishna

  • The cover of the book The Mortal Word

    The Mortal Word

    In the latest of Cogman’s historical fantasy series, a Librarian must solve the mystery of who murdered a dragon at a peace conference. Irene travels through time to crack the case, back to 1890s Paris, where she discovers more potential wrongdoing. Will she have to impugn—wait for it—her fellow Librarians? —Romy Weinberg

  • The cover of the book Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana

    Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana

    This may well be the ideal gift for someone with a fondness for 20-sided die, role-playing games, and a full immersion in the fantastical. It’s a beautifully designed book exploring the artwork of Dungeons & Dragons, a game which has now captured the imagination of generations of gamers. —Tobias Carroll

  • The cover of the book Time's Convert

    Time's Convert

    Deborah Harkness’s paranormal romance novel takes Marcus MacNeil on a time-traveling adventure, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to present-day Paris—after he’s morphed into a vampire. Although he’s immortal, Marcus is challenged by this status and finds that he may not be able to escape his past. —Romy Weinberg

  • The cover of the book The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    H.G. Wells’ game-changing novella about a man who’s figured out a way to become invisible—but who can’t find a way to turn himself back—is still one of the creepiest and most imaginative works of science fiction, and it does what sci-fi does best: explores the startling ramifications of human progress and technology, something infinitely more relevant now than it was in 1897. —Jonathan Russell Clark

  • The cover of the book How to Invent Everything

    How to Invent Everything

    In recent years, Ryan North has earned plenty of acclaim for his unique takes on Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet (To Be Or Not To Be). In How to Invent Everything, he explores the nature of technology and civilization via the notion of, as the book’s subtitle puts it, “the stranded time traveler.” —Tobias Carroll

  • The cover of the book Reincarnation Blues

    Reincarnation Blues

    Michael Poore’s acclaimed novel Reincarnation Blues takes an unexpected foray into the metaphysical, creating a bold take on the nature of mortality as it goes. At the center of this novel is a man who’s used up nearly all of his 10,000 chances at life—and who has a distinctly unique relationship with Death. —Tobias Carroll

  • The cover of the book Fire & Blood

    Fire & Blood

    What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? Find out in the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros from George R. R. Martin, author of the Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration behind HBO’s Game of Thrones. —Ben Kassoy

  • The cover of the book Inside Black Mirror

    Inside Black Mirror

    Want to delve deeper into the terrifying (and all-too-real) world of the sci-fi phenomenon? Inside Black Mirror is the official companion to the Netflix cult hit. The show’s creator, Charlie Brooker, and its producer, Annabel Jones, detail the origins and inspiration behind each film, while actors, directors, and other key players add color and commentary based on their own experiences. —Ben Kassoy