Fantasy books

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Women’s prize for fiction goes to Susanna Clarke’s ‘mind-bending’ Piranesi
Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was praised by judges as ‘a truly original, unexpected flight of fancy’

Alison Flood

08, Sep, 2021 @6:22 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Mary Trump on ‘Uncle Donald’, a new Elena Ferrante and more
Here are some excellent new paperbacks for July, including Too Much and Never Enough, outstanding translated novels and some fizzing fantasy

08, Jul, 2021 @10:11 AM

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‘I’ve never turned pages so quickly’: 22 books we couldn’t put down
To help our readers through the latest lockdowns, Guardian Australia staff recommend the last books that completely enthralled them

Lenore Taylor, Naaman Zhou, Bridie Jabour, Alyx Gorman, Donna Lu, Brigid Delaney, Steph Harmon, Mostafa Rachwani, Calla Wahlquist, Patrick Lum, Helen Sullivan, Ben Doherty, Stephanie Convery, Marni Cordell, Melissa Davey, Janine Israel, Kate Lyons, Kelly Burke, Matilda Boseley, Shelley Hepworth, Nick Evershed and Helen Davidson

30, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: ‘People sneer at the things women and girls love’
The author of the hit YA fantasy talks about Netflix stardom, making her novels more diverse and why she had to give up a close relationship with her fans

Sian Cain

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith – a great, grim slab of postwar angst
This long-awaited epic makes superhuman strength an unsettling backdrop to family drama

James Smart

06, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Game of Thrones prequel: what can we learn from the first images?
The first stills from House of the Dragon, the new series within George RR Martin’s fantasy universe, promise more of the same but also a tease of something new

Stuart Heritage

05, May, 2021 @7:20 PM

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Shadow and Bone star Jessie Mei Li: ‘Fans find out everything’
The actor is about to hit the TV big time as a girl with special powers in Netflix’s new young adult fantasy. And the internet is in a frenzy

Stuart Heritage

20, Apr, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Terry Pratchett’s debut turns 50: ‘At 17 he showed promise of a brilliant mind’
Written while he was a teenager, published when he was 23 and rewritten when he was 43, The Carpet People is being honoured with an anniversary edition

Alison Flood

20, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – reviews roundup
Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer; Under the Blue by Oana Aristide; Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki; and All the Murmuring Bones by AG Slatter

Lisa Tuttle

09, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Game of Thrones stage show coming to Broadway and West End
George RR Martin working on production apparently revolving around the Great Tourney at Harrenhal that will also hit Australia

Benjamin Lee

30, Mar, 2021 @4:13 PM

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George RR Martin signs five-year, eight-figure deal for more HBO projects
Game of Thrones author also has a Netflix film on the way, but there is still no word of his finishing the fantasy series that made his name

Sian Cain

29, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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JRR Tolkien's own illustrations appear in Lord of the Rings for the first time
The author’s artwork is published alongside his text in new edition of the classic fantasy novel

Alison Flood

25, Mar, 2021 @12:32 PM

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