Lists

Ten Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels Worth Reading in April 2014

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Our second monthly list of Novels Worth Reading is again filled with ten wonderful new speculative novels. While April lacks the level of anticipation Sanderson’s Words of Radiance brought to March, it promises to be another amazing month for our genre. As with last month, this will be a very balanced list. Featuring five female and five male authors—including one ... Read More »

Ten Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels Worth Reading in March 2014

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One of The Ranting Dragon’s missions is to provide you, our readers, with some help in picking your next book to read. This is a mission we’ve always taken very seriously, trying to deliver informative reviews of recently released books. In the past, we also provided you with monthly lists of book releases to watch out for. Unfortunately, we’ve neglected ... Read More »

Top 20 Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels of 2013

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Wow, I can’t believe this is the fourth time already that we’re posting a list of our favorite novels of the year. And what a year 2013 was! The speculative genre, with all its varying subgenres, is constantly growing in quality and volume. It never ceases to amaze me to see the refreshingly original ideas that new authors release and ... Read More »

Editor’s Gems of 2013

Happy New Year, dear readers! 2013 was a busy year. For me, that included finishing a degree, lining up work, figuring various things out. Y’know. Life. Unfortunately, this meant I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d have liked. In 2012, I read somewhere in the vicinity of 75 books. This past year, I didn’t even make 30. …It ... Read More »

Top Twenty Most Anticipated Novels of July 2013

This month, The Ranting Dragon again brings you a list of the twenty most anticipated science fiction and fantasy novels coming out. Composed by our team with blurbs written by Rebecca, Janea, Garrett, and myself, this list aims to aid you in finding your next book to read. It goes to show what a wonderful year 2013 really is for ... Read More »

Twenty Must Read Dystopian Novels – An Introduction to the Genre

It’s been a while since we’ve given you a genre list, and it’s past time for this one. Suzanne Collins put dystopian literature back on the map as a major subgenre of speculative fiction with her Hunger Games trilogy. But what do you read when you set down Mockingjay? Or finish watching the films? What book will fill your need ... Read More »

Top Twenty Most Anticipated Novels of June 2013

This month, The Ranting Dragon again brings you a list of the twenty most anticipated science fiction and fantasy novels coming out. Composed by our team with blurbs written by Ashik, Rebecca, Janea, Marnie, Cameron, and myself, this list aims to aid you in finding your next book to read. With such a wonderful month, it seems nigh impossible not ... Read More »

Introduction to The Forgotten Realms

The Forgotten Realms is a fantasy setting which was created by Ed Greenwood in the 1960s, which came to commercial use in 1987 as a campaign setting for the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. Spellfire was the first of what would come to be well over one hundred novels and collections of short stories published by Ed Greenwood that same year. In ... Read More »