Fiction Unbound is a space to celebrate and explore great writing in speculative fiction—a space where genre and “the Western canon” mean nothing next to story, imagination, and quality. Do you like elves and aliens, but also good sentences? Do you love big novels, but can’t stand to read another searing, humane chronicle of a marriage in crisis? Welcome. You’re among friends.
Being different is hugely consequential for teens who populate graphic novels, as well as for teens who read them.
Fiction Unbound’s Gemma Webster chats with UK writer Priya Sharma.
Melissa Albert’s debut novel cuts to the bone of European fairy tales to find the essence of nightmares: horrors that are both seductive and disturbing.
The Black God’s Drums beats a hammer of imagination against the anvil of history and forges a dense alternate history.
To mark summer’s midpoint, here are a few of the best speculative short stories Amanda has read since summer’s inauguration back in June.
Murderbot is back. Its mission: help to bring down GrayCris, the evil corporation that has made thievery and killing a business model.
Jeff VanderMeer’s spare, heartbreaking novella soars through the world of Borne.
We love Binti! We’re celebrating the re-release of Okorafor’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning trilogy in beautiful hardcover editions with an appreciation of the difficulties involved in coming of age, intergalactic exploration, and saving the world, all at the same time.
Celebrating Carmen Maria Machado with a summer re-post of our review of Her Body and Other Parties
A thoughtful vision of humanity’s future among the stars is well translated from book to screen in The Expanse.
Our editors share their thoughts on Lit Fest 2018 in Denver.
A reincarnated Buddhist monk, armed with the wisdom of many lifetimes (and a little black magic), tries to solve a murder mystery and bring enlightenment to all beings.
Grab a frosty beverage and head to the hammock or the beach with one of these great speculative summer reads!
An interview with Tiffany Quay Tyson.
It’s a perfect world. Just a little bit too full of people.
Sam J. Miller’s new novel wrestles with catastrophes to come, and what kind of power might form out of the struggle.
The final tale in the Queens of Renthia saga is here. More queens, more lands, more spirits, and answers to questions as large as the universe.
Nebula Award finalist novellas are plot-twisty, gender-bending, humorous, and pithy with Big Questions in a smaller, digestible format.
It’s Nebula Awards season! Our editors share their thoughts on a selection of nominees for Best Shorty Story and Best Novelette.
Head into the swamps with some fallen families and wild grotesques in Part 2 of our Southern Gothic extravaganza.
Adeyemi's breakout debut features a richly drawn world inspired by West African traditions, compassionate social commentary, and a new take on magic.
On the page or on screen, Annihilation will test the limits of what you know about the world and yourself.
How much more Gothic could The Atrocities be? None. None more Gothic.
An exploration of Southern Gothic speculative literature.
Going from beloved classic book to blockbuster movie is a tricky proposition. The writers at Fiction Unbound weigh in on what worked, and what didn't.
Kelly Robson's new novella cannily links time travel escapism to our ecological crisis.
With the exciting film release of A Wrinkle in Time, the Fiction Unbounders went back to the source material and re-lived some childhood magic.
Le Guin dreamed whole realities that forced us to reexamine assumptions we took for granted, and to see new ways forward.
Tremble before the Cyclopean obscenity of our Valentine's Day recommendations!
From recent takes to enduring classics, we love time travel stories.
Revel in the love of great writing, great stories, and all things speculatively ass-kicking. Read the most recent post in Appreciations.
Browse the Unbound Writers' virtual curio cabinet. Recently in Curiosities.
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Speculative speculations. Intrigued? Here's our latest Speculation.