Our list of some of the best Fantasy Fiction books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
1. 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. Whether offering tips on how to test a plot premise or survive what she calls the dark dismal middle, Chester shares the techniques she uses in writing her own novels. Examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy…
2. 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 only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress, Areenna, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah. With the safety of the world in their hands, and their powers young and erratic, will Mikaal and Areenna find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible, or… — An International Best…
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. Shelly, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Jack London, Ray…
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. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor N. K. Jemisin, The Best American Science…
5. 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. For more than a decade, award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has pored through tens of thousands of stories to select the best, the most interesting, the most engaging science fiction and fantasy to thrill and delight readers. Past volumes have included such writers as and . …
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. By sending us to alternate universes and chronicling ordinary magic, introducing us to mythical beasts and talking animals, and engaging with a wide spectrum of emotion from tenderness to fear, each of these stories challenge the way we see our place in the cosmos. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 represents a…
7. 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. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction is full of advice from master authors offering definitive instructions on world building, character creation, and storytelling in the many styles and possibilities available to writers of speculative fiction.Combining two Writer’s Digest classics,…
(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. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series.Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a…
9. 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….
10. 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. Arthur takes them on a marvelous journey, following the footsteps of the lost ten tribes of Ancient Israel.Together they discover a planet of abundance and…
Best Fantasy Fiction Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fantasy fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes
Author(s): Amy J. Ransom, Dominick Grace
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Once And Future Antiquities In Science Fiction And Fantasy
Author(s): Brett M. Rogers, Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic/Bloomsbury Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
The Post-Soviet Politics of Utopia: Language, Fiction and Fantasy in Modern Russia
Author(s): Per-Arne Bodin (editor), Mikhail Suslov (editor)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Inspiration Overdose: Too many ideas for science fiction, horror, and fantasy stories
Author(s): Schmidt, D.N.
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 425 Kb, Download: epub
The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions
Author(s): Karen Sullivan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres
Author(s): Dan Koboldt et al.
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
The Last Midnight: Essays on Apocalyptic Narratives in Millennial Media
Author(s): Leisa A. Clark, Amanda Firestone, Mary F. Pharr (eds.)
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television: An Analysis of Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Red Dwarf and Torchwood
Author(s): Tom Powers
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories
Author(s): Shawn Thorsson
Publisher: Maker Media, Year: 2016, Size: 42 Mb, Download: epub
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.