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Fantasy Books are the genre of myth and legend, of fairy tales, dragons, sorcery, and enchantment. The most important element of a fantasy novel, however, and what defines it is the presence of magic. If there is no magic in a story, then it would fit equally well in the Horror, Science Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction, or Adventure genres. When magic is the main and motivating force in a story, then it must be Fantasy fiction.

What will I find in a ‘Fantasy Book’?

Fantasy Novels  contain unrealistic settings, or magic, and are often set in a medieval universe, or involve mythical or magical beings as a primary element of the plot, theme, or setting. Magic is a mainstay of fantasy, in the setting or plot, or being practiced by the characters. Fantasy stories are closely related to fairy stories and couldn’t happen in real life.

Some examples of books you’ll find in this category, are: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings; T.H. White’s The Once and Future King; George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones…

Back in 1953, in what was still the early days of the Science Fiction genre, the great sci fi author Isaac Asimov defined it as “that branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings”. It is a branch of literature which has grown exponentially, hand-in-hand with the growth of human advances in science and technology and, by the 1970s its purpose, as evidenced in the new style of writing that had developed, had matured into one which wasn’t only concerned with science, but with consequences of scientific and technological advancement. Sci fi author Pamela Sargent then defined it as “the literature of ideas.”

But even that definition doesn’t go far enough. ‘Ideas’ and ‘consequences of ideas’ are now, almost too-limited a way of looking at what science fiction has become. Not only do authors project the advancement of science into the future and calculate the consequences – they assess, in advance, the moral consequences of these advances. They seek to pre-empt the kind of philosophical, moral and ethical issues that might ensue, and consider how to react. Or how our philosophical reasoning might also advance, along with technologies. As such, the best science fiction books are works of the philosophy of technology, and ethics. As new scientists, studying at university, have their work and theories swayed by the latest sci fi novel they read – so, philosophers may find themselves re-reading the self-same novels to obtain a head-start on the new frontiers of philosophy.

But not all science fiction is heavy with tech and theses on the human condition! There is something for everyone in this wide and deep genre of ideas. For pure action and adventure enthusiasts, thriller aficionados, and those wishing to, simply, be entertained – there are books and authors a plenty to go around. And you can start by looking in our list of books below…

 

Science Fiction Books - Dune by Frank Herbert

The classic Fantasy Book – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Science Fiction Books - Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Modern classic Fantasy Book – Game of Thones by George R.R. Martin

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Crime Fiction Seminar at the British Library

I enjoyed this 5 minute monologue by Neil Gaiman on the 3 books which changed his life. Briefly, it’s The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Michael Moorcock’s ‘Stormbringer’, and Alan Moore’s comic series ‘Swamp Thing’ — which is not really a book but Gaiman was a comic writer, too. But it’s more than just 3 books, it’s a reflection on a life of reading. Worth a watch if you like Neil Gaiman, or simply if you like books and enjoy ‘bonding’ with other booklovers, by listening to how their lives, like yours, have been affected by the books they read.

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Ghost Detective

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Songs In the Year of the Cat

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The Accidental Witch

Phaedra Michaels is a small town psychologist who is beginning to lose hope. Two of her patients at the local hospital in Dismal, Alabama have just killed themselves, she’s still reeling from her divorce and what turned out to be a disastrous marriage, and her father...

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The Golem and the Jinni

In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic...

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The Case Of The Night Mark

When Detective Samantha Rain gets bitten by a hellhound, she's forced into the magical world of the Nox, night creatures living in secret between humans. Vampires, Will-O-Wisps, and much more uncommon types hide in a world that runs on oaths, blood, and death.Unsure...

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Sleight of Hand

Not dead. Yet. Not undead either, but the odds are stacking up against Amber.Denver’s brutal drug gangs want her dead, but there's no chance for her to hide away. Her PI business is already struggling to get by, and she has to take a job for a wealthy local...

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Royal Exile

From out of the East they came riding like a merciless plague—destroying kingdom after kingdom and the sovereigns who had previously mocked the warlord Loethar and his barbarian horde. Now only one land remains unconquered—the largest, richest, and most powerful realm...

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Ghost Detective

Everybody dies. Nobody leaves . . . Award-winning author Scott William Carter returns with his tenth novel, a spellbinding tale of a man who bridges both sides of the great divide.After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with...

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Dark Legacy

Immortals, vampires, and love collide! When Morgan Winterborne is named head of her immortal clan after her mother’s sudden death, she hardly expects to be thrown into a game of cat and mouse with her own uncle. Or a mysterious man from her mother’s past who stalks...

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Hand of Justice (Books 1-4)

She swore to protect her kingdom… And he swore to destroy it. Riley is lithe and fast, her tongue every bit as sharp as her sword. She’s a new-age knight pledged to keep her King and countrymen safe. Storm clouds are circling on the horizon. Riley’s hearing rumors...

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Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.“A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about...

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The Traitor Baru Cormorant

In Seth Dickinson's highly-anticipated debut The Traitor Baru Cormorant, a young woman from a conquered people tries to transform an empire in this richly imagined geopolitical fantasy.Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people-even her...

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The Case Of The Night Mark

When Detective Samantha Rain gets bitten by a hellhound, she's forced into the magical world of the Nox, night creatures living in secret between humans. Vampires, Will-O-Wisps, and much more uncommon types hide in a world that runs on oaths, blood, and death.Unsure...

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Forgotten Gods

The gods are real...and they want their world back. Thousands of years ago, ancient deities fought a civil war that nearly destroyed the earth. They were defeated by a great warrior—and banished to spend eternity beyond the reach of the humans who once served them....

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Thomas Holland Trilogy Prequel

Avani hates dragons. Doesn’t everybody? Don’t you? At least, Avani used to hate them. And who’d blame her? The first time she saw a dragon was the night her mother died. The second time… "How was I supposed to know that night would change my life forever, and the...

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Ruled by Blood

Once upon a time, there was a princess with no notion of right and wrong, and a queen a thousand times more twisted.In the realm of Tenebris, home to the unseelie folk, curses are served for breakfast with a side of betrayal.Vlari was born a threat to Queen Morgana....

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Fate of the Fallen

Fate of the Fallen is the start of a brand new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Kel KadeNot all stories have happy endings.Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best...

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The Shop Before Life

After two happy centuries in the prelife, Faythe is battling the most dangerous human emotion. She's bored.But when she accepts a once-in-a-prelifetime opportunity to become Apprentice at the magical Shop Before Life, her days become dreadfully interesting.Now she...

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The Emperor’s Edge

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up...

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Half a Soul

It’s difficult to find a husband in Regency England when you’re a young lady with only half a soul.Ever since a faerie cursed her, Theodora Ettings has had no sense of fear, embarrassment, or even happiness—a condition which makes her sadly prone to accidental...

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Frey

Nothing is as it seems.Frey's life is a lie. She doesn't remember being bound from magic. She didn't intend to discover this dangerous secret, to get entangled in Council business. But she did.And now she's on the run.With the aid of a stranger, she discovers a world...

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House of Sol Alpha

Who has time for homework and class when your friends are in mortal danger?Indulge in a fast-paced urban fantasy series with powerful characters, non-stop action, and thrilling psychic powers. When Micah is ambushed at a hospital, his life changes forever. Armed with...

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The Queen of the Tearling

“Call it The Hunger Games of Thrones. Erika Johansen’s debut novel is a genre mashup: medieval fantasy meets dystopian future. . . . The setting, combined with Johansen’s deft hand with character and plotting, really does work. . . . An addictive and enjoyable...

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The City of Brass

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Fool’s Assassin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin’s Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment...

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The Queen of Blood

Set in the magical world of Renthia, The Queen of Blood is Sarah Beth Durst’s ambitious entry into adult epic fantasy. With the danger of Peter Brett’s The Warded Man, heart of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, and lyricism of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind, this is the...

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Viscera

“[Viscera] is dark, weird, and wonderfully human, and I cannot recommend it enough. It’s far and away the weirdest, most original thing you will read this year, and Gabriel Squailia gives it heart that matches its entrails beat-for-beat.”—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy BlogThe...

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Magic Triumphs

Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can't-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in...

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Pines

The one-million copy bestseller that inspired the Fox TV show.Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of...

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The Watchmaker’s Daughter

USA Today bestselling series.India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at...

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Displaced

For fans of Holly Black's The Cruel Prince, Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series, Bridget E. Baker begins a saga of shocking truths, deadly intrigue, violent battle, and sisterly betrayal. My mom should have killed me the...

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A Longer Fall

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with “a gripping, twisty-turny, thrill ride of a read (Karin Slaughter) in which Lizbeth is hired onto a new crew, transporting a crate into Dixie, the self-exiled southeast territory of the former United...

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Wicked

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener...

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Woodland Folk Tales

Once upon a time, most of Britain and Ireland was covered in woodland. Many of the trees have been cleared, but our connection with the wildwood remains. It is a place of danger, adventure and transformation, where anything could happen.Here is a collection of...

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