So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres


Cover detail from The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton/Penguin Random House ©

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of fiction, which is why it feels constraining to have only two categories for all these tales. That’s why we’re drilling down into the subgenres: to give you a starting point for venturing beyond the broad definitions of SF/F. These reading guides are by no means exhaustive — if you have suggestions, please add them in the comments! Check back on this page as we continue to dive deeper into the wide, weird world of sci-fi and fantasy subgenres.

So You Want to Read…

Science Fiction



Miscellaneous Spec-Fic

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