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Blog Posts by Subject: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Whither Westeros? Two Librarians Speculate Wildly on the Future of Game of Thrones

We're now at the exciting moment where the TV narrative has begun outpacing the books, so that means it's the perfect time to debate the events about to unfold. (Proceed with caution: spoilers ahead.)Read More ›

Mind Wipes and Missing Memories in Teen Fiction

Missing memories in fantasy and science fiction: in these books the characters’ minds are wiped with drugs, surgery, rays, or mysterious techniques that we can’t even imagine.Read More ›

By Grabthar's Hammer: 25 Sci-Fi Movies to Thrill and Move You

Twenty-five contemporary classics of the sci-fi kind. And remember, if you ever stumble across a time machine: just leave it alone.Read More ›

Move over, Binge-Watching...

... because it's time for some binge-reading. Start 2016 with some series that you might want to race through the same way you raced through Master of None and Making a Murderer.Read More ›

Carry On, Carry On...

Move over, Harry Potter… there's a new boy wizard in town.Read More ›

Lilian's Favorite Books and DVDs of 2015

Fantasy tops the list for this information assistant.Read More ›

11 Quotes from The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The Rose Society is the dark and fascinating sequel to The Young Elites. Here are my favorite quotes from the book.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, Part 3

It is time to bring this year's round of Reader's Dens to a close, and we will finish with some recommendations for folks wanting more gruesome sword and sorcery. Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, Part 2

Conan is a name that conjures a multitude of images. There is the campy cult classic film starring a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the titular role. You have Conan as imagined by various comic illustrators. Even the acclaimed modern fantasy author Robert Jordan put his own spin on the legendary barbarian. Read More ›

Best Books for Teens 2015: Our Top 10 Favorites!

It’s time for the second annual NYPL Best Books for Teens list! Get ready for the most memorable, the most gut-wrenching, the most exciting, the most fun, the most swoony, the most informative and the most engaging books of the year.Read More ›

December Reader's Den: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian

“Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.” That's a guy who needs no further introduction.Read More ›

Oh Books, Take Me Away

Is the holiday season getting to you? Look no further than your local library to find a quick escape. We asked our expert NYPL staff to name some books that make them want to sneak off to the bathroom, lock the door, and disappear into another world during the holidays.Read More ›

End of the World Reading

Are we really ready for alien invasions, zombies, and other end-of-the-world events?Read More ›

Back to the Bookish Future

In 1985, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover brought time travel via DeLorean into the hearts and minds of Americans. Here are a few more tales of time travel.Read More ›

10 Comic Book Series to Get You Excited for New York Comic Con

Here are ten new and ongoing comic book series to get you excited for this year's convention.Read More ›

10 Quotes from Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

In Queen of Shadows Celaena embraces her true identity Aelin Galathynius the Queen of Terrasen. Here are some highlights from the book.Read More ›

Technology Gone Wrong… for Grownups

Seven scary tech stories—this time, for grownups.Read More ›

10 Awesome Quotes from The Wrath And The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath And The Dawn is an innovative retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Here are some of my favorite moments of the epic tale.Read More ›

17 Things We Wish Had Happened in Harry Potter

Everyone’s favorite boy wizard became the star of millions of new stories that J.K. Rowling never put in her books through a new vehicle: fiction written by thousands of passionate readers all over the world.Read More ›

Summer of Steampunk

High adventure, gears and gadgets, fantastical inventions, Victorian-era settings (or not)… the rise of steampunk gives authors of young-adult fiction rich new ground to tread.Read More ›
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