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Blog: Science Fiction and Fantasy

6 Must-Read Ms. Marvel Comics

Ms. Marvel debuts on Disney+ and these are the comics you need to read to get caught up on the adventures of Kamala Khan.

6 Obi-Wan Kenobi Books to Read

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series hits Disney+ and now is a great time to get caught up on the adventure of the titular Jedi master.

10 Best Doctor Strange Comics

Excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Check out some of the Sorcerer Supreme’s greatest comic book adventures.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres – Part 5

Welcome to part five of “Morgan Talks About Her Favorite Niche Genres,” better known as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres.” The next two subgenres are my favorites partially because they can be so fun while bringing surprising gravitas when needed.

Children’s Library & Teen Recommends – Summer 2021

Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres – Part 4

Welcome to part four of my series, “SCI-FI—X-TREME EDITION,” or “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-fi Subgenres.” The next two subgenres are a little more serious in tone than those explored in previous posts but for some, the dark tone is the appeal.

Classics Retold

Stories are constantly being retold with new and exciting twists. What's cool about book versions is that they usually don't feel like the subpar sequels or remakes Hollywood often subjects us to.

Novel Novellas Round 2

Here’s a second list of some of my favorite books that are just a little out there, and under 200 pages long.

A Year of Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's been 12 months of titles spanning the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy for this Online Book Club. Come read about our last 12 books and get a preview of the coming titles.

Books and Other Strange(r) Things

Stranger Things finally released a new season four teaser after shooting delays due to COVID-19. Since the release date has yet to be announced, you've got some time to catch up on these stories about events before and during the show.

Recs for The Witcher Fans

If you are like us and patiently waiting for the next season of The Witcher on your favorite streaming channel, check out these reads. Here’s hoping that they will help tide you over before the highly anticipated release day!

YA Books for Seekers of the Immersive Gaming Experience

Hello there, Player One. Choose what type of adventure you’d like to go on below. All of these titles feature some sort of Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) or similar environment. What are you waiting for? Pick one of these fabulous books to read today!

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-Fi Subgenres Part 2

Welcome to part two of my series, “Morgan Writes Excitedly About Her Favorite Genre”— I mean, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sci-fi Subgenres.” This time, we’ll dive a little deeper into specific subgenres with alien invasions and post-apocalyptic settings.

Teenage Witchy Reads

Whether you are a fan of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, or wishing that you are living it up at Hogwarts: here are some witchy-reads to satisfy your craving for long-lost magic. Sprinkle some lilac and gooseberries along the way as tribute to our current favorite witch, Yennefer of Vengerberg. Remember: not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...

Fairy Tales for Adults

Behold, the perfect list for your fairy tale loving heart. Fairy tale stories and retellings for adult readers.

Happy Birthday Sarah J Maas!

In conjunction with Women’s History Month and her birthday, let us celebrate this author who is making women’s history as we speak… or read!

Helping You Meet Those Reading Goals

Have you started a reading challenge yet this year? Maybe you need a little inspiration to log a few more books for TLCPL’s Winter Read. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to “read harder” this year. No matter what, the team at Kent Branch has you covered! We have curated a list of challenges to diversify your reads this year, and our staff has provided suggestions of some of their faves to match!

If You Like Fantasy

If you liked any of these five fantasy books, you may like these other titles, too!

Great Comics of 2020

It's the end of 2020! There are so many great comics and graphic novels to read! Here are some of the best.

Fantasy Felines

Cats are the perfect protagonists, or side-kicks, because even though we know a lot about them, what we don’t know continues to intrigue and mystify us.

Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

The upcoming release of the Universal Pictures film “Pacific Rim Uprising” on March 23, 2018 inspires a new look into past Sci-Fi gems involving Alien Invasions, Robots and unwinnable struggles.

Hero’s Journey – Monomyth

Do you love The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Lion King, or Moana? All of these novels and/or movies have a common literary technique identified as the Hero's Journey.

Sci-fi-tastic Films

The science fiction genre encompasses a wide range of themes. When you're talking Sci-Fi ... the possibilities are endless.

Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments

Have you watched the Freeform TV series Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments? Did you know it was originally a book series written by Cassandra Clare. You can get those books, ebooks, or audiobooks now!