Weekend reading

It’s been sunny in Seattle but the rain returns this weekend, and the Amazon Books editors return to our to-read piles.

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Highly anticipated sci-fi and fantasy

From urban fantasy to military adventures, and from sasquatches to djinn, these are the stories science fiction and fantasy readers are looking forward to diving into this summer.

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Veronica Roth on the genesis of her new novel, “Chosen Ones”

The best-selling author of "Divergent" shares how the mythology of the "chosen one" inspired her new novel.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of May

In this month's best sci-fi and fantasy books, readers return to Panem, Murderbot is back, and a brand-new fantasy series gives readers a jolt.

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Amazon's best books of May

A summer surprise for Hunger Games fans hungry for more, a propulsive debut about a gay teenager who can bring plants and animals back to life, and an unnerving work of psychological suspense.

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THE book to read now: "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes"

The prequel to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is here. And it's brilliant. 

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A. G. Riddle on science, heroism, and humanity’s future

We talk with best-selling sci-fi thriller author A. G. Riddle about putting humanity in peril in fiction and the parallels he sees to the real challenges we face today.

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7 out-of-this-world reads now in Kindle Unlimited

These rousing sci-fi and fantasy books currently in Kindle Unlimited provide adventure galore.

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John Scalzi on the final book in his timely SF trilogy

Human behavior during crisis, the great state of sci-fi writing today, and the odd parallels between The Last Emperox and the coronovirus pandemic are among the marvelous topics we tackle with John Scalzi.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of April

These six new SF and fantasy novels will make you want to stay home.

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N. K. Jemisin on New York City, tentacles, and magic

Multi-award-winning author N. K. Jemisin talks about how New York City is the perfect place to set a fantastical novel, even as the Empire State Building is now lit up "like the Eye of Sauron."

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The 2020 Hugo Awards finalists for the best in science fiction and fantasy

The longest-running fan-voted awards in SF and fantasy, the Hugo Awards recently named the finalists for the 2020 awards, with the winners to be announced in August at a virtual convention.

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TJ Klune on his remarkable “The House in the Cerulean Sea”

Mix together six magical children (including the son of Lucifer), an island-bound orphanage, and the straightlaced caseworker who comes to investigate them. Lots could go wrong, but TJ Klune also shows us what could go right.

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5 bold new sci-fi series launching in 2020

Hungry trees, interplanetary assassins, and galactic heirs fighting for survival fill the pages of this year's exciting new science fiction sagas.

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Unforgettable reads: Short books to read in a day

We hope you enjoy these bite-sized reads as much as we did...

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