Explore Science Fiction & Fantasy Week!

Posted by Cybil on July 13, 2020
Romance Week 2020
 
Goodreads is celebrating the magical, the dystopian, the out of this world, and the lands you only dream of. That's right, it's Science Fiction & Fantasy Week!



 

 
The 100 Most Popular Sci-Fi Books on Goodreads
The all-time favorites, from cosmic hitchhikers to rebellious handmaids.



 

 
The 100 Most Popular Fantasy Books on Goodreads
One ring to rule them all? How about dozens of top fantasy books for y'all.





 
Celebrate Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres with These 64 Books
Time travel! Destiny! Killer robots! Magical wardrobes! Life in space!



 

 
45 Recent Hits of Speculative Fiction
Been a minute since you've read sci-fi or fantasy? Here's what you've missed!! 





 
Lindsay Ellis: Science Fiction to Make Sense of Our Present
The YouTube film critic and debut author looks at the solace of sci-fi.







What will you be reading for
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Week?
Let us know in the comments!

 

 



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message 1: by Arman (new)

Arman Waggoner Galaxy's Most Wanted Book 2: Into the Dorkness and the Franny K. Stein books


message 2: by Mystic (new)

Mystic Adela wrote: "First like <3

I've been wanting to read Recursion for a bit, maybe 2020 is the year. I mean, what else would I do for the next few months I'm on quarantine?"

Read it now Adela it's brilliant! One of the best sci-fi books of the last decade.


message 3: by Catalina (new)

Catalina Adela wrote: "Mystic wrote: "Adela wrote: "First like <3

I've been wanting to read Recursion for a bit, maybe 2020 is the year. I mean, what else would I do for the next few months I'm on quarantine?"
Read it n..."


Be prepared to have your mind bent! Some of the time-jumpy aspects are pretty eye-crossing!


message 4: by Mystic (new)

Mystic Why are they keeping Sci Fi & Fantasy together😣? Whatever I'm happy to see Sci-Fi get more attention.


message 5: by Jessa (new)

Jessa Currently reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin


message 6: by Catalina (new)

Catalina Mystic wrote: "Why are they keeping Sci Fi & Fantasy together😣? Whatever I'm happy to see Sci-Fi get more attention."

Why do they ALWAYS get grouped together? I mean they're totally different genres, one is about possible things and one about impossible things, right?

I guess so librarians don't have to worry about where to shelve the crossovers...


message 7: by Mystic (new)

Mystic Ahh those damn librarians come on, get it together for ffs. I guess if it's a crossover then I suppose treating it as a fantasy would make more sense? I mean I could be wrong maybe the crossovers are a completely different genre.


message 8: by Catalina (new)

Catalina Mystic wrote: "Ahh those damn librarians come on, get it together for ffs. I guess if it's a crossover then I suppose treating it as a fantasy would make more sense? I mean I could be wrong maybe the crossovers a..."

Librarians aren't actually the ones who stick stickers on the spines and decide the genre. But I guess crossovers are Science Fantasy? Like Star Wars. And there's the problem of whether things like faster-than-light-travel and androids-with-consciousness are fantasy or "science"...


message 9: by Emiliana (new)

Emiliana Lillis A sci-fi and fantasy week? Nice~


message 10: by azure ☽ (new)

azure ☽ Woah! Sci-fi and fantasy makes up the majority of my reading - I'm loving this😁


message 11: by Mystic (new)

Mystic Azure Jade wrote: "Woah! Sci-fi and fantasy makes up the majority of my reading - I'm loving this😁"

Hell yeah! It's about time this happened & these lists are looking really good!


message 12: by Catalina (new)

Catalina I've already added a bunch of new books from here to my Want to Read shelf!


message 13: by rose - 忻怡 - (new)

rose - 忻怡 - Azure Jade wrote: "Woah! Sci-fi and fantasy makes up the majority of my reading - I'm loving this😁"

Me too! This is just awesome and I can't wait to read all those books!


message 14: by Maryam (new)

Maryam Azure Jade wrote: "Woah! Sci-fi and fantasy makes up the majority of my reading - I'm loving this😁"

I've been looking for new books to read so this is perfect.


message 15: by Annie (new)

Annie for science fiction and fantasy week, I'll be reading Supernova by Marissa Meyer!


message 16: by Oguz (new)

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message 17: by Izzy (new)

Izzy Yes! I’m so happy that it’s si-fi and fantasy week! They are literally all I read! (Has anyone here read the maze runner.)


dreamer on the run i'm currently reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and once again I'm amazed by how creative and imaginative his mind is. Really enjoying it so far!


A_ bookbound _soul Izzy wrote: "Yes! I’m so happy that it’s si-fi and fantasy week! They are literally all I read! (Has anyone here read the maze runner.)"

Yes! I've read The Maze Runner series. I really enjoyed the first two books( check out the review if you wish). But last book, The Death Cure was terrible!!!


message 20: by Mystic (new)

Mystic ➹ƓℛἎℂℰ⚡(on hiatus) wrote: "Izzy wrote: "Yes! I’m so happy that it’s si-fi and fantasy week! They are literally all I read! (Has anyone here read the maze runner.)"

Yes! I've read The Maze Runner series. I really enjoyed the..."


Yeah Death Cure was very bad but still it made me cry in those final moments😔.


⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess) Yesss some love for my favorite genres! I'm on a sci-fi high, I've read Aurora Rising and can't wait for Aurora Burning, I've also recently read Brandon Sanderson's Starsight. I'm all for outer space and alien, starships and alien life!


message 22: by Helena (last edited Jul 13, 2020 05:11AM) (new)

Helena Henriques Does anyone know if the C.S. Lewis series, Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet / Perelandra / That Hideous Strength is ski-fi? I have yet to read them. Anyway, I know that The Chronicles of Narnia is fantasy, I love and highly recommend those!


message 23: by Bookworm008 (new)

Bookworm008 I'm reading Reached from the matched series! So far good! :-)


message 24: by Helena (last edited Jul 13, 2020 05:13AM) (new)

Helena Henriques Another fantasy series I like is Fairy Realm, starting with the first of the ten books, The Charm Bracelet. I also saw that The Hobbit, or There and Back Again and The Lord of the Rings are there too, I also recommend those.


message 25: by M.T. (last edited Jul 13, 2020 05:38AM) (new)

M.T. Ceres Jessa wrote: "Currently reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin"

Jessa wrote: "Currently reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin"

Female authors like Le Guin inspired me to write SFF. Earthsea is brilliant.


message 26: by M.T. (new)

M.T. Ceres Loving these lists. There are so many to chose from. My TBR just grew exponentially.

The Fantasy Hive are running a women in SFF month for the whole of July.
There are some decent giveaways on there too.
My own interview is 30 July with a chance to win a copy of Dagger Path.


⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess) Jay wrote: "Haven't read it, but it still baffles me that Handmaid is considered sci-fi."

Haven't read it either, but it's definitely dystopian which I'd consider a subgenre of sci-fi. But the lines are often blurry when it comes to genres.


message 28: by Holly (new)

Holly So this week I'll re-read some of my favorite fantasy novels. Thanks for the prompt, GR.


message 29: by Brad (new)

Brad Furminger Currently reading Red Mars and Sister of the Sword.


message 30: by Scott (new)

Scott Some of you might like my new novel The Great American Deception. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said: “Stein delivers a madcap sci-fi take on the hard-boiled detective genre in this fun, near-future romp that’s chock-full of rapid-fire wit, tongue-in-cheek literary allusions, and playful futuristic absurdity… Stein keeps the stakes high and the laughs coming … Sure to appeal to fans of Douglas Adams, this zany, uproarious mystery is a constant delight.”

On Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 31: by Darby (new)

Darby Cupid Crystal, which is contemporary sci-fi, will be available as of July 31st! If you want space princesses, magical amulets, sarcastic teenagers and gut wrenching heart ache and romance - Preorder it now! Add it to your 'Want to Read' list! Crystal


message 32: by E.D. (last edited Jul 13, 2020 07:07AM) (new)

E.D. Lazure If you like fantasy, the SPFBO (self-published fantasy blog-off) contest is presently under way. I submitted my first novel and it should be reviewed shortly.


message 33: by Guadalupe (new)

Guadalupe Vazquez Those are my favourite genres so I loooove to see a week about them ♥


message 34: by Hunter (new)

Hunter Stephens I really dislike Goodreads inclination to already promote popular books. I get that its an advertising site owned by amazon, but so many incredible books go unread because advertising algorithms are against them. Let me discover those hidden gems easily, instead of jumping between lists that share those small books


message 35: by Christy (new)

Christy Petersen Holloway My genre!!! Yes! I am excited to get to so many books.

1. Three Body Problem
2. Lilith's Brood
3. Medusa Uploaded
4. Downbelow Station
5. Canticle for Liebowitz

and many, many more


message 36: by Helena (new)

Helena Henriques Jay wrote: "Helena wrote: "Does anyone know if the C.S. Lewis series, Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet / Perelandra / That Hideous Strength is ski-fi? I have yet to read them. Anyway, I kno..."

Thanks! Is it a good read?


message 37: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Ann I will be continuing my Brandon Sanderson fix and reading Starsight.


message 38: by Susan (new)

Susan Hancock Jessa wrote: "Currently reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin"

Fabulous book; I’ve read (and loved) the whole series !


message 39: by Misti (new)

Misti I'm currently reading Dune on my Kindle and listening to Children of Virtue and Vengeance on Audible.


message 40: by Tony (new)

Tony da Napoli Iain M. Banks


⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess) Lisa wrote: "I will be continuing my Brandon Sanderson fix and reading Starsight."

Yesss I just finished that! I love these books so much


message 42: by Esmeralda (new)

Esmeralda Plangesis Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood


message 43: by Chris (new)

Chris 75% of what I read is SFF. This week I happen to be reading Network Effect by Martha Wells, book 5 of the amazing Murderbot series.


message 44: by Novella (new)

Novella

I read this and liked it although I'm not a sci-fi fan I got hooked! now I'm waiting for book 2 almost out!


message 45: by Esther (new)

Esther Kekauoha I will be reading The Fellowship of the Ring


message 46: by Henry (new)

Henry I've been wanting to read wings of fire I have the first five books and maybe 2020 is the year I should start them?


Sushie || "You can make anything by writing" - C. S. Lewis {your happy bookworm ;} Totally going to read science fiction & fantasy! I am, in fact, reading some right now!
Love this week, btw!


message 48: by Phil (new)

Phil Filippak I feel very much like promoting Mother of Learning. I believe this is one of the most underknown young adult fantasy books of our time.


Marc *Dark Reader of the Woods* E.D. wrote: "If you like fantasy, the SPFBO (self-published fantasy blog-off) contest is presently under way. I submitted my first novel and it should be reviewed shortly."

Good luck!

I'm currently reading Prince of Thorns, Child of Flame and Cloak of Shadows, all fantasy.


message 50: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Lush Currently reading 'Pulp Sci-Fi From The Rock', Engen Books. Very good collection of short stories, often from first-time writers, inspired by pulp-era tropes. Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock


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