Science Fiction & Fantasy

HarperCollins’s connections to nascent science fiction and fantasy worlds began with works such as Edward Lytton Bulwer’s The Coming Race (1871), and H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) and The Invisible Man (1898). More

Michael Chabon

The first writer that I really fell in love with was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in particular his Sherlock Holmes stories, and the first story that I ever wrote was a Sherlock Holmes story. More

C.S. Lewis and Christianity

Born in 1898 in Belfast, Clive Staples Lewis lost his faith in Christianity at a young age after his mother died and he was sent away to boarding school. More

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale became an instant success when it was first published. More

Wicked

Bestseller that is the basis for the hit Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. More

The Alchemist

An inspirational phenomenon; one of the bestselling books in history. More

Sabriel

A revolutionary story that made Nix a rising star in the fantasy genre. More

I, Robot

Asimov’s science fiction masterpiece that influenced a legion of future authors. More

American Gods

An instant classic and winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. More

The Hobbit

In October 1936, Stanley Unwin, chairman of British publishers George Allen & Unwin (later acquired by HarperCollins), received a children’s book submission. More

Brave New World

Huxley’s best-known novel; a prophetic classic of speculative fiction that continues to resonate. More