Our list of some of the best Fantasy Fiction books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- The fantasy fiction formula (2016)
- Born to Magic (Tales of Nevaeh) (2018)
- The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000)
- Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 13 (Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year) (2019)
- The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 (The Best American Series ®) (2019)
- Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories (2013)
- Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire (2017)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 Edition (2019)
- Following the Footsteps of the Lost Tribes (2019)
The fantasy fiction formula (2016)
There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, multi-dimensional characters, fantasy author Deborah Chester guides novices and intermediate writers through a step-by-step process of story construction.
Born to Magic (Tales of Nevaeh) (2018)
What would you do if you were 18 and told the future of the world is in your hands? 3,000 years after America is destroyed by nuclear war, the inhabitants have evolved, embracing magic and metaphysical warfare. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in, ancient legends come alive, leaving noone safe.
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000)
This one volume anthology explores the last two hundred years of Science Fiction and Fantasy—featuring women and men authors of various ethnic backgrounds, and a range of both traditional canonical literature and popular culture. Designed to heighten interest in a fun and exciting topic, this book will lead readers to meaningful intellectual, social, and historic investigations. Contributing authors include Mary W.
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018)
Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about space ships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect.
The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 13 (Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year) (2019)
The finest short science fiction and fantasy, from the master anthologistScience fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine; fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder.
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 (The Best American Series ®) (2019)
This omnivorous selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and World Fantasy Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado is a display of the most boundary-pushing, genre-blurring, stylistically singular science fiction and fantasy stories published in the last year.
Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories (2013)
Do you envision celestial cities in distant, fantastic worlds? Do you dream of mythical beasts and gallant quests in exotic kingdoms? If you have ever wanted to write the next great fantasy or science fiction story, this all-in-one comprehensive book will show you how.
Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire (2017)
(epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, military fantasy, action & adventure) Michael J. Sullivan's trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself.
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 Edition (2019)
This eleventh volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors. With selections of the best fiction from Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.
Following the Footsteps of the Lost Tribes (2019)
Dan, an American student, visits in Israel together with his new girlfriend, Melanie.It doesn’t take long and Melanie, who was skeptical about the stories Dan told her regarding his ring, is exposed to its magical powers.Following the remarkable discovery, the young couple begins to experience tumultuous events led by Arthur, a young Spaniard, whom Dan met during his previous visit to the Holy Land.
Best Fantasy Fiction Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Goliath as Gentle Giant: Sympathetic Portrayals in Popular Culture
Author(s): Jonathan L. Friedmann
ID: 3218058, Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Arab and Muslim Science Fiction: Critical Essays
Author(s): Hosam A. Ibrahim Elzembely (editor), Emad El-Din Aysha (editor)
ID: 3243782, Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2022, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Author(s): Stefan Rabitsch, Michael Fuchs, and Stefan L. Brandt
ID: 3250754, Publisher: University Press of Mississippi, Year: 2022, Size: 23 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.