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Readers' Advisory: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Guide to finding reading recommendations.

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Popular YA Science Fiction Authors

YA sci-fi explores brilliant “what if” questions in both familiar yet brilliantly altered places and worlds utterly different from our own.

Suzanne Collins – YA science fiction, dystopian author; see author’s website here. Most notable series include The Hunger Games and The Underland Chronicles.

Veronica Roth – YA science fiction, dystopian author; see author’s website here. Most notable series include Divergent and Carve the Mark.

James Dashner – YA science fiction author; see author’s website here. Most notable series include The Maze Runner and The Mortality Doctrine.

Margaret Peterson Haddix – YA science fiction author; see author’s website here. Most notable series include The Missing and Shadow Children.

Marie Lu – YA dystopian, science fiction author; see author’s website here. Most notable series include Warcross and the Legend trilogy.

Marissa Meyer - YA science fiction; see the author's website here.  Her debut novel, Cinder, was released on January 3, 2012. It is the first in her series The Lunar Chronicles.

Beth Revis - YA fantasy and science fiction, see the author's website here. She is best known for the Across the Universe trilogy, which consists of the novels Across the Universe, A Million Suns and Shades of Earth.

Veronica Rossi - YA fantasy and science fiction author; see the author's website here.  Her debut trilogy, Under the Never Sky, was a New York Times Best Seller and the film rights have been optioned to Warner Bros. Studio.

Popular YA Fantasy Authors

Cassandra Clare – YA fantasy author; see author’s website here. Most notable series include The Shadowhunter Chronicles and The Magisterium Series.

James Patterson – adult thriller and YA fantasy writer; see author’s website here. Most notable YA series include Maximum Ride and the Witch & Wizard.

Philip Pullman – Juvenile and YA fantasy author; see author’s website here. Best known for his YA series His Dark Materials.

Stephenie Meyer – YA vampire-themed romance author; see author’s website here. Best known for the Twilight Saga as well as the novel The Host.

Sarah J. Maas - YA fantasy and coming-of-age author; see author's website here.  Best known for the Throne of Glass series and the Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Kiera Cass – YA dystopian, romance author; see author’s website here. Best known for The Selection series as well as the novel The Siren.

Christopher Paolini - is the author of the Inheritance Cycle, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. See the author's website here.

Fantasy & Sci Fi Resources

Unbound Worlds "So You Want to Read"

Unbound Worlds specializes in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Fiction. "So You Want to Read" offers detailed recommendation lists meant to introduce readers to specific categories within these genres.

Locus Magazine

Covering the science fiction and fantasy field since 1968.  Locus publishes news of the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and young-adult publishing field, with extensive reviews and listings of new books, short fiction, and magazines.

SFF World

One of the oldest genre websites featuring the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

Worlds Without End

A non-profit fan-run web site and growing online community, dedicated to identifying, reading and sharing the best Speculative Fiction books the genre has to offer.