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Other-Worldly Fiction: Home

This guide encompasses the genres Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, also commonly known as Speculative Fiction.

Welcome, horror, science fiction & fantasy readers!

This guide will help you find your next great Horror, Science Fiction or Fantasy read. This group, which is commonly called Speculative Fiction, will often cross multiple genres so if you see books that you think should be in another genre as well, you're probably right! In these guides we are highlighting the classics, some local authors, staff picks and books that will help introduce you to each genre if you're not familiar with them. Get ready to dive into other worlds with these titles!

Staff picks

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The Patient by Jasper DeWitt
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman

What's new?

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark
Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
The Institute by Stephen King
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
The Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey
Final Cuts edited by Ellen Datlow
Night Train by David Quantick
Red Dust by Yoss
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

Outstanding audiobooks

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
The Outsider by Stephen King
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Great graphic novels

Destroyer by Victor LaValle
Saga by Brian Vaughan
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann
The Strain by David Lapham
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way
Locke and Key by Joe Hill
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Aliens: Salvation by Dave Gibbons
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
Clean Room Vol.1 by Gail Simone
Delphine by Richard Sala
Gideon Falls Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
I Am A Hero Vol. 1 by Kengo Hanazawa
Bitch Planet: Book 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
RASL, vol. 1 by Jeff Smith
Mooncop by Tom Gauld

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